Pipette Alignment and Guidance
Machine vision precisely aligns robotic arms
IVD systems use robotic arms to perform an ever-increasing number of tasks. As sample sizes get smaller, precision robotic arm guidance is required to avoid malfunction. Misaligned robotic arms and grippers are a major cause of automated workflow malfunction. Slight miscalculations can cause robotic arms to pick the wrong sample tube or damage the vessel. These situations require human intervention to properly process the sample and troubleshoot the problem, reducing throughput and increasing costs.
As the need for IVD increases, robust and accurate automation workflows are required to efficiently process the growing number of samples.
Cognex’s PatMax technology finds patterns and returns location data to a robotic arm system to calibrate the system and ensure proper alignment. Machine vision precisely aligns robotic arms to handle the smallest sample sizes and ensure optimal system functionality. The small, yet robust In-Sight vision systems that run this advanced technology are easy to integrate directly onto the robotic arm and locate and orient objects with speed and precision.