MAY 10--Braintech (www.braintech.com) has launched a North American marketing campaign for ABB TrueView vision-guided robotic (VGR) systems that integrates Braintech's SC3D single-camera 3-D vision guidance technology and Braintech's eVisionFactory (eVF) software platform. "With the ABB TrueView marketing program, the sales force supporting Braintech's products grows from our company's single salesperson to a total of 65 ABB sales professionals, plus ABB's channel partners. Far more prospective buyers will be exposed to Braintech's products, which will be presented as ABB-marketed, certified and supported.
Thomas M. Stroin, vice president of ABB North American Robot Automation Business Unit, said, "We are proud to offer our customers this flexible manufacturing solution. ABB and Braintech have developed a multipurpose system that meshes with our customer's profit objectives. TrueView combines the power of an eVF software platform, guidance technologies, and ABB's robotic equipment in a package that delivers reliability, flexibility and scalability."
Boasting a 'plug & play' communication and error-handling interface between vision and robot systems, TrueView systems "see and react" in a changing factory environment, locating, inspecting, handling, transferring and assembling, all in an automated, flexible and accurate manner. TrueView increases flexibility by handling variations (part position, type, style, quality) intelligently and allows processing of multiple part types and styles in the same line. Built on Braintech's eVF software platform, the software provides a common intuitive user interface making technical training transferable from one solution to the next.