Voices: Technology Toolbox

sheilaTechnology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


Revolutionary robotics optics and vision systems

Sheila Kennedy says successful plant automation can hinge on how well robots see their surroundings.

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor
Aug 8, 2019

Assigning complex or hard-to-fill roles to robots and cobots reduces the need to outsource positions, move factories offshore, or subject human workers to hazards. Modern optics and vision systems optimize robot performance while protecting against unintended physical contact.

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