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How to Convert Robot Rotation Angles for Poses TXT Files

This video explains how to convert robot-rotation angles for use in the Poses.txt file, a process that provides critical parameters to industrial robotics applications designed in the Cognex VisionPro software suite. 

While VisionPro supports a wide variety of robots from top industrial automation manufacturers, developers may find themselves working with unsupported robots. These robots may measure rotation angles in radians, which must be converted into degrees for use in the Poses.txt file. 

The process of conversion starts with creating a ToolBlock in the VisionPro QuickBuild Job Editor tool by clicking on the toolbox icon, which opens a window with tabs for inputs and outputs. 

The next step is to create a simple script that will perform the conversion. This script runs in C#. The video shows how to find the correct tools and execute the proper commands to complete a conversion from radians to degrees. It also provides multiple options for converting angle measurements in VisionPro.

Once the script is complete, the final step is to return to the ToolBlock and use the inputs tab to generate outputs that can be used in the Poses.txt file.


Note: The tutorial assumes familiarity with Euler angles, which can be used to orient the rotation angles on devices like robotic arms. It also assumes basic C# scripting skills.

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