Step by Step: How to Integrate a Robeye System for 3D Robot Guidance
One of the most challenging obstacles faced by automotive manufacturers wanting to integrate a vision-guided robotics system is finding the right vendor to guide them through the process.
Often, the process can seem daunting, especially if it’s the automotive manufacturer’s first automated system. Plus, once a system is installed, some integrators will disappear and leave the automotive manufacturers to troubleshoot issues on their own, which adds stress to what can be an already challenging transition.
Recognition Robotics, though, aims to offer a seamless transition from a manufacturer’s purchase to well past a system’s integration. The installation of a Robeye hardware-software solution is only the first step in the partnership—and it’s a step that’s made easy, as you’ll see, below.
1. Initial Contact
The process begins the minute a manufacturer reaches out to Recognition Robotics, either by filling out the “Contact Us” form or reaching out by phone.
Initially, many customers will ask for a quote. However, our team first assesses the application you’ll want to use the system for. Will it be used for product assembly or part racking/deracking? Will it be used for a completely new, unique application?
It’s critical that we understand and propose the correct system for the application at hand to ensure you reach your desired production goals.
2. Video Call or In-Person Meeting
Following the initial contact, we will set up a video call or in-person meeting, where our team will present an overview of the company, as well as our product offerings and technology.
On this call, we’ll present product and technology demonstration videos to show the system in action and make sure you fully understand how it works.
3. Providing a Quote
Once we assess your current hardware components, we’ll send you a quote. This quote is determined by the application, the automotive plant’s current hardware setup and the number of systems being installed. The ease-of-use of the technology will benefit companies that invest in learning the technology, where they can become self-sufficient and greatly reduce the cost of integration and, in some cases, eliminate third party integration all together.
4. Project Preparation
If you decide to move forward with the system, our team immediately begins working behind the scenes. This includes an in-depth review of your existing robot program structure—a process designed to facilitate on-site integration.
During this time, you’ll also likely meet with our team once or twice to prepare for the system deployment and ask any pertinent questions.
5. System Integration
Finally, the system is integrated into your plant. Though you or your employees will be the ones installing the system, our team will offer consultation every step of the way.
The high-level, step-by-step process includes:
- Robot program structure integration
- Vision hardware installation
- Establishing communications
- Software configuration and object teaching
- Establishing vision and robot frame alignment
- Finalize robot program integration for guided application
- Setup fault recovery process
- Test application
- Run production
On average, the system is installed in just a few business days, with product support taking place on the third day.
6. Post-Integration Support
Once a system is installed, our team is available to offer troubleshooting support via phone, video call or in-person.
Our team is cognizant of the challenges within automotive manufacturing facilities, and because of this, the time to resolve issues is greatly minimized.
Recognition Robotics strives to teach end users how to use the technology such that in the rare instance where there is a malfunction, customers are able to quickly respond, resolve an issue, and get back up and running with minimal downtime. We also encourage the customer to have spare systems on-hand to minimize assembly line interruption. This ultimately allows the employees to be engaged and have the confidence to autonomously run the plant and prevent the same error from occurring in the future.
Implementing Robeye into Your Plant
Have questions about integrating the first vision-guided robotics system into your automotive plant? Contact us so we can guide you through the step-by-step process.
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