ABB Robotics is collaborating with SVIA Industrial Automation (Jönköping, Sweden) to bring SVIA’s PickVision smart camera vision system to the industrial robotics market in NorthAmerica.
SVIA specializes in equipping industrial robots with vision for such applications as CNC lathes, vertical machine centers, horizontal machine centers and grinders. There are over 600 PickVision installations in Europe, the vast majority of which use ABB industrial robots.
The PickVision smart camera vision system is tightly integrated with ABB's IRC 5 Controller providing "plug and play" functionality that allows users to set-up and adapt the system to their specific applications.
It can be programmed on a PC or tablet and features a Windows 8 touch screen interface and remote service capabilities.
SVIA will be displaying the PickVision system at Automate 2013, January 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago on booth 908.
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