Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 26, 2005
Braintech, Inc. (OTCBB: BRHI), a leading provider of vision guided robotic (ÂVGRÂ) software and solutions, announced today that it has invented a novel approach to visually tracking moving parts such as those transported on conveyors. The new technology, called SCTracTM, (patent pending) uses one or more cameras to image a given part in real time and provides an industrial robot with a continuous stream of data about where the part is, how fast and in what direction it is moving.
In support of ABB, the company will co-demonstrate, (at the Robot & Vision Show ) ABBÂs new TrueViewÂ MovingLine system featuring ABBÂs IRC5 controller integrated with BraintechÂs eVF software platform, BraintechÂs SC3D guidance technology and the SCTrac tracking technology. The combination of ABB IRC5 with Braintech vision, delivers unprecedented intelligence in flexible automation. Manufactures can now automate many materials handling and general assembly processes currently carried out manually.
Commenting on the SCTrac Babak Habibi, COO of Braintech and co-inventor says, ÂI view the SCTrac technology as a breakthrough in this field since it overcomes several key issues that have kept these systems limited to the academic world. The technology is an important enabler for a number of new and exciting applications weÂve seen in manufacturing such as the possibility of eliminating stop stations. Currently, parts have to come to a stop for robots to operate on them which is clearly not very efficient. SCTrac makes it possible for robots to work on parts while in motion, significantly improving production throughput. Other interesting applications of the technology include dynamic materials handling, assembly or measurement where the objects of interest are in motion during the robotic process.Â
Jerry Osborn, Vice President and General Manager, ABB Robot Automation commented, ÂBraintech continues to deliver technologies important to us and to our customers. With SCTrac, we can now offer our customers with continuous moving lines, highly accurate, vision-guided systems similar to benefits being realized in plants utilizing stop stations. As a result the market for TrueView continues to expandÂ.
The International Robots & Vision Show will be held Sept 27th to the 29th, at the Rosemont Convention Centre in Rosemont, IL. Visit global robotic manufacturer ABB, in the Robots Section at booth #719 and Braintech in the Vision Section at booth 1912. For free tickets visit http://www.roboticsonline.com
About Braintech Inc. (OTCBB: BRHI) Â For more information, visit http://www.braintech.com
About ABB, Inc.
ABB's Robotic, Automotive and Manufacturing group is a leading supplier of robots, robotic systems and automation systems to the automotive, manufacturing and consumer industries. With more than 130,000 robots installed worldwide and more than 5,000 employees, ABB is a global leader in flexible factory automation.
This group is part of ABB Ltd. (http://www.abb.com) who is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 102,000 people. The company's U.S. operations employ about 9,000 in manufacturing and other facilities in 40 states.
- For more information, visit http://www.abb.com
eVF, SC3D (US patent# 6,816,755, other US patents and PTC patents pending), and SCTrac (patent pending) are trademarks of Braintech Inc. and its subsidiaries.
TrueView, IRC5 and MovingLine are Trademarks of ABB, Inc and its subsidiaries.
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