"Award for EuroBLECH" innovation prize - MotoSense receives award

27. October 2016

Appreciation for MotoSense at the “Euroblech 2016”: The newly developed vision system from YASKAWA came in second at the “Award for EuroBLECH” innovation prize. Richard Tontsch (Manager Marketing Robotics Division) and Dietmar W. Guttroff (Manager Sales Systems Business Robotics Division) accepted the prize awarded by the trade magazines “blechnet” and “MM MaschinenMarkt” in Hanover.

MotoSense, an innovative solution for adaptive robot welding, enables seam finding and tracking on programmed weld tracks in real time – even with the most demanding applications and materials. Because absolute component positioning is unnecessary, the solution is also particularly cost-effective.

YASKAWA’s MotoSense camera system permits particularly cost-effective, high-precision, adaptive welding applications with robots. Seam finding and tracking take place in real time. With MotoSense there is no need for absolute positioning of components and repeat accuracy. Jig costs are thus significantly reduced. The system is useable with MIG/MAG, WIG and plasma welding technologies. It can process a wide range of materials, including stainless steel and aluminium. Due to the interplay of pre-prepared macro jobs, suitable vision algorithms and competent technical support, perfect results are guaranteed even for the most complex welding tasks. The all-in-one solution offers an extremely flexible platform comprising the MotoSense image processing module, image processing control and an interface to the YASKAWA DX robot controller. In this version, even unique zero gap detection on butt welds is possible.

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