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JeanPhilippe_JobinJeanPhilippe_Jobin Posts: 63Beta Tester VIsion 1.1 Program, Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
edited December 2016 in Robotiq Products

Already almost half a year since the launch of Robotiq’s Plug+Play Vision System, can you believe it? We’re proud to see the camera make its way on more and more factory floors!

This week we’re releasing a software update that will improve usability and flexibility for the Wrist Camera URCaps. You can download the update now on Robotiq’s support portal.

I’d like to give special thanks to @Kaleb_Rodes @Adam_Boike @Ryan_Weaver @Enric @jwilks007 @ahumphrey @JuK for helping us in testing this new release!

Here are the new features:

  • Improved teaching method: The user now selects the area where the part is located in the Camera’s field of view. This increases the reliability of object teaching and reduces the occurrence of teaching failures.

  • Detection threshold edition: The detection threshold can now be modified after the object has been taught. The detection score is now displayed at run-time.

  • Simplified installation procedure: Software installation has been simplified, and is now performed from the Installation/Camera section after the URCaps has been installed.

  • Improved troubleshooting: The Installation/Camera section now displays the status of the different parts of the Vision System, for easy troubleshooting. Error messages were also revised to provide more detailed information to the operator.

  • Improved cycle time: Significant improvement has been brought to shorten the cycle time of the CameraLocate node.

  • Software-enhanced lighting: The Vision System now enhances the lighting of the field of view to improve part detection across the entire field of view.

  • Improved robot control: The Vision System now avoids unusable robot positions during automatic calibration and part scanning.

  • Calibration duplication: It is now possible to duplicate a calibration into a new snapshot position.

  • New board and background: The Wrist Camera now comes with a new calibration board and colored background. 


Here is a short video summarizing the main new features:


You can download the software update now from Robotiq’s support portal.

Try it out and let us know how you like it!


Jean-Philippe Jobin
Eng., M.Sc. / ing., M.Sc.
Chief Technical Officer / V.P. R&D 

Comments

  • AfsaarAfsaar Posts: 8Partner Apprentice
    Hi all,
    here is Af from Alumotion. I am going to install the new version but I can't find the Vision Server UCC download file (which is mentioned on your manual). I found only the URCAP file on your support webpage... Am I wrong?

    SCREENSHOT FROM YOUR MANUAL




    SCREENSHOT FROM YOUR SUPPORT PAGE


    Afsaar Assenally
    Product Specialist

        
    Tel. 02 92106011 - Fax. 02 92470439
    http://www.alumotion.eu
  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 146Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Afsaar we have updated the online version of the instruction manual. Please refer to Section 3.6 to know how to update to the newer 1.1 version. We made the installation process simpler for the 1.1 version so you only need to download the UCC-1.1.1 file onto the 16G USB stick. 
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
    Robotiq
    [email protected] 
  • AfsaarAfsaar Posts: 8Partner Apprentice
    Annick_Mottard first, thank you for the help, but I found another problem.
    After I Update the firmware, this screen appears to me. I tried to unplug and plug the USB Camera and click Refresh, but nothing happens.
    What can i do?
    Afsaar Assenally
    Product Specialist

        
    Tel. 02 92106011 - Fax. 02 92470439
    http://www.alumotion.eu
  • AfsaarAfsaar Posts: 8Partner Apprentice

    Afsaar Assenally
    Product Specialist

        
    Tel. 02 92106011 - Fax. 02 92470439
    http://www.alumotion.eu
  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 146Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    @Afsaar I just opened up a support ticket for this issue. I'll get back on this post when we know more. 
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
    Robotiq
    [email protected] 
  • AfsaarAfsaar Posts: 8Partner Apprentice
    @Annick_Mottard Thanks, I'll wait for a solution.
    Afsaar Assenally
    Product Specialist

        
    Tel. 02 92106011 - Fax. 02 92470439
    http://www.alumotion.eu
  • Annick_MottardAnnick_Mottard Posts: 146Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0 Handy
    Hello community,

    We were able to solve the issue @Afsaar was experiencing. The firmware upgrade, that is necessary when updating the software version from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1, did not proceed correctly. This may be due to a loss of communication to the camera, a loss of power or a bad connection during the installation process. If you run into this issue, the LED on the camera will be purple (both red and blue LED lit at the same time) and the camera dashboard will display a message saying the camera is not connected. As of today, if this happens, please contact Robotiq's support team and we will  provide you with the appropriate urmagic file to complete the firmware upgrade. 
    Annick Mottard
    Product Expert
    Robotiq
    [email protected] 
  • FelixFelix Posts: 2 Recruit
    Hi Robotiq-Team,

    I think i have the same issue like Afsaar. Could you please provide me the urmagic file mentioned in your comment.

    with best regards
    Felix
  • T800_412T800_412 Posts: 51 Apprentice
     Does going to V1.1.1 adversly effect existing snapshot calibrations?

    Are new calibrations needed to take advantage of the faster processing times?
  • David_LevasseurDavid_Levasseur Posts: 164Beta Tester Beetle Handy
    Hi @T800_412, Downgrading the vision URCap will not affect the calibrations and already taught objects. But why would you want to downgrade it?
  • T800_412T800_412 Posts: 51 Apprentice
    edited November 2017
    Hi @T800_412, Downgrading the vision URCap will not affect the calibrations and already taught objects. But why would you want to downgrade it?
    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I did not realize this thread was started last year and thought this was a newer release.
  • MattiasMMattiasM Posts: 9 Apprentice
    edited February 2018
    I have the same problem as Afsaar, but with version 1.2.3, and the LED is fully red, what should I do?
  • MattiasMMattiasM Posts: 9 Apprentice
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