Gocator Line Profiler mounted on UR Robot

Gocator Line Profiler mounted on UR Robot

LMI Technolgies’ Gocator range receives UR certification

Certified integration with UR Robots provides smart 3D guidance, inspection, and automation capability

01 September 2021

LMI Technologies (LMI), a global leader in 3D scanning and inspection, has announced its family of Gocator Smart 3D Laser Line Profile Sensors has officially been certified for integration with Universal Robots.

Universal Robots (UR) is the market leader in collaborative robot arms (called cobots) targeting companies of all sizes. Their UR3, UR5, UR10, UR 16, and UR e-series models are deployed in production environments around the world today – in key factory automation applications such as pick-and-place, quality inspection, and packaging and palletising.

Previously, LMI Technologies’ UR certification applied to Gocator 3D snapshot sensors, which use blue-LED stereo structured light technology to measure shape and orientation of parts for automating inspection, part movement, and guidance type applications.

Now, Gocator Smart 3D Laser Line Profile Sensors have received their own certification for integration with UR cobots to deliver a smart 3D robot vision solution for applications such as measurement and inspection of elongated targets (for instance, cables, pipes, and conduits); applications that require larger fields of view not covered by Gocator 3D snapshot sensors (such as large scale bin picking); and a wide range of vision guidance, flexible quality inspection, and smart pick-and-place applications.

“UR and LMI share a common goal of building cost-effective, easy-to-use 3D solutions that drive greater industrial automation for markets around the globe. Connecting Gocator smart sensors to UR’s industry-leading line of robots is a powerful approach to providing customers with machine vision-enabled industrial robot systems that can perform a range of tasks that would not be possible for either technology on its own,” said Mark Radford, CEO of LMI Technologies.  

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