Another example of the application of camera navigation systems in robotics is the fitting of the front of the car (the so-called Frontend) on the assembly line.
After grabbing the front, it is necessary to fit it precisely into the body to guarantee the required dimensions of the front joints of the front of the car. To achieve the right result, we use special camera modules that measure in 3D with an accuracy of 0.1mm. After measuring the body position, the robot receives the corrected body position coordinates and thus the two parts of the car are precisely saved.
The routine coordinate measurement and correction sequence typically takes less than 2 s. The scanned data is archived for the possibility of further statistical processing with the option of sending the resulting values to the superior system.
Part of the solution is unique 3D camera calibration, which runs on its own program, takes a few seconds and does not require operator intervention. This minimizes downtime of the assembly line to a minimum.