Machine vision system UniVision
Machine vision system UniVision is an innovation which significantly simplifies and speeds up a process of sheet or workpiece positioning. It allows for reducing the total processing time, cuts down operational expenses and decreases payback time for the equipment.
Principle of operation
UniVision system is a digital video camera installed on the laser cutting machine which ensures filming the working area; then a software tool recognizes a workpiece and defines its size, position and shape.
CNC unit automatically references laser coordinate system and the defined workpiece. Recognized contour is displayed on the CNC and operator can position workpieces manually or using an integrated module.
Compared to conventional ways of detection (using a capacity sensor) this system allows for defining a workpiece of a complicated shape. It is also time-saving and reduces the risk of machine damage due to incorrect actions of an operator.