New iVY2 imaging system leverages dedicated vision instructions of RCX340 multi-robot controller

Yamaha Factory Automation Section has introduced next-generation vision for its uniquely flexible range of SCARA, cartesian, orbital, single-, and multi-axis robots. The latest iVY2 system, hosted on Yamaha’s state-of-the-art RCX340 robot controller, simplifies setup, accelerates performance and, for the first time, brings vision into the overall robot-control program for ease of use and efficiency.

iVY2 supports up to 5Mpixel cameras to allow high-resolution imaging for fast and stable workpiece detection. In addition, wizard-assisted auto-calibration and easy three-step workpiece registration eliminate laborious setup tasks. Users can complete setups up to 80% faster than typical general-purpose vision systems.

Further powerful features of the iVY2 vision system include an image-edge search engine that enhances part detection under difficult lighting conditions, and a DVI-I output that enables users to analyse search status at any time including during calibration or when the robot is operating automatically. There is also support for extra part types, with capacity to register up to 254 parts.

Compatibility with the RCX340 controller enables iVY2 to leverage dedicated vision instructions that simplify programming and accelerate component search and tracking, in conjunction with the optional RCX340 tracking board. Search time is reduced by up to 50%, which allows iVY2 to detect large numbers of conveyorized parts at high speed and thus enhance robot pickup.

iVY2 comes with the iVY2 Studio graphical configuration and monitoring environment and Yamaha support services including preliminary vision-application assessment, equipment-selection advice, and training. A wide variety of equipment options is available, including CCD and CMOS cameras, standard and megapixel lenses, cables, and a dedicated lighting-control board and accessories.

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The Yamaha iVY2 system connects directly to the advanced RCX340 robot controller

Yamaha iVY2 vision enhances robot speed, precision, and efficiency

About YAMAHA Robotics FA Section
Yamaha Factory Automation Section (FA Section), a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, is focused on delivering flexible, high-accuracy industrial robots for precision automation challenges.

With its roots in the introduction of robot technology to Yamaha motorcycle assembly activities, the division has over 40 years’ experience solving automation challenges from factory-scale to micron-level. Yamaha’s industrial robots are now trusted by leading corporations worldwide, in activities as diverse as semiconductor fabrication and assembling electronic products, domestic appliances, automotive components, and large liquid-crystal panels.

Yamaha FA Section offers a unified range of solutions for robotic assembly, including single-axis robots, SCARA, cartesian, and articulated robots. Innovations such as the LCM100 linear conveyor module; a smoother, space-saving and more versatile successor to conventional belt and roller conveyors continue to set the pace in factory automation. Core robotic technologies as well as key components and complete robot systems are all produced in-house, ensuring consistent quality and control over lead-times.

Headquartered in Hamamatsu, Yamaha FA Section serves customers globally through its worldwide sales network spanning China, Taiwan, Korea, south Asia, north America, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe.

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