OPR – Optical Part Recognition
Seeing and recognizing are not the same thing…
The optical part recognition enables the fully automated processing of non-palletized loose parts. The software recognizes the position and rotational angle of the workpieces and marks or engraves in the previously trained location.
The OPR – Optical Part Recognition is used by a wide range of very different industries.
In the example below, the high-resolution camera automatically recognizes the arrangement and rotational angle of the coin minting stamps. Then the laser imprints a frosting and an authenticity certificate in the same location.
The component from the software’s perspective is shown below. The software recognizes the position and rotational angle of the workpieces and marks or engraves in the previously trained location. This example deals with very small plastic parts for high-precision ball bearings. In this example, 180 components were automatically marked on a surface of 580 x 485 mm² in a single working step.
OPR – Optical Part Recognition in Action
A short film about OPR by the example of a SHARK. This example deals with lens rings, whose position and rotational angle are recognized and which are automatically machined. The Optical Part Recognition uses the high-resolution camera of the LAS – Live Adjust System in order to ensure the extreme degree of precision that is required for this task.
The Dynamic Focus Control allows the tracking of the focal point during the laser machining process. As a result, free-form surfaces can be processed without optical distortion and compromising quality. The time-consuming segmentation of the layout into different focus layers is no longer required.