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C_HooverC_Hoover Posts: 6 Apprentice
edited March 27 in Applications
Hi,
We are looking at an application where we want to use a UR 5 to glue objects to a shaft, however there are a number of different sized shafts with various sized objects. Ideally we wanted to integrate a barcode reader directly into the UR to call up different subroutines for each different part .However we are not sure if integrating the barcode reader directly to the UR is possible or if it had to be integrated with an external PLC or PC first. If anyone has any experience with this please let me know! Thanks!
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  • matthewd92matthewd92 Posts: 436Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Handy
    @C_Hoover so long as the bar code reader you're using can do socket communication as a server then you can directly hook into the UR robot. With Cognex, you send a socket command to trigger the camera and then listen for the return message which would be the results of the image. 

    You would first ipen open a connection to the camera, send a string and then read a string. 

    Hope that helps. 
  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Posts: 44Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program Handy
    @C_Hoover
    Would it be useful for you to be able to do barcode reading with our Robotiq Camera? Would this be an advantage to be able to do both part location and barcode reading?

    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
  • C_HooverC_Hoover Posts: 6 Apprentice
    Thank you! While we are interested in the robotique vision system it is a bit overkill for what we are doing at the moment. We are also currently looking to see if we can upgrade our unit in house to the 3.1 unit to be able to demo the camera in the future since if I'm not mistaken you need that for it to work. 
  • JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Posts: 44Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program Handy
    @C_Hoover
    thanks for the answer. Yes in order to run the vision URCaps, you need UR Controller revision 3.1. You can upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 reversion if needed.
    Jean-Philippe Jobin
    Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
    Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 
  • C_HooverC_Hoover Posts: 6 Apprentice
    edited March 28
    Thank you, I saw that post awhile back and forgot to pursue it further. Do you know if that is essentially just a new "computer" portion that you purchase from UR? 
  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Posts: 331 Handy
    @C_Hoover yes it is a motherboard change, you can see this post to get the details.
    Etienne Samson
    Technical Support Manager - Responsable soutien technique
    +01 418-380-2788 ext. 207
    esamson@robotiq.com
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