RAYGUIDE MATCH serves the automatic position recognition of components.
Here, images of component features are evaluated via image processing and the current component position is determined. The deviation of each component from a taught component position is then transmitted to the control card as a so-called process transformation and thus the position of the drawn laser path is adapted precisely and reliably to the respective component position.
RAYGUIDE MATCH also always includes RAYGUIDE CLICK & TEACH and the calibration routine for the camera contained therein.
The control of the necessary lighting elements is also an integral part of RAYGUIDE MATCH. Here you can choose either a 2-, 4- or 8-channelillumination controller.
If RAYGUIDE MATCH is used with the pre-focusing deflection units from RAYLASE such as the AS-FIBER series plus RAYSPECTOR MODULE, then in principle one has the unique possibility of also using features for detection, which lie in a different focal position than the actual component contour to be processed.
The architecture of RAYGUIDE MATCH allows you to build a recognition job in a very modular way and thus adapt it to the recognition task at hand.
The following detection functions are available:
Grey value transitions: This allows to determine very precise ordinates of features with sharp grey value transitions.
Lines (straight edges): Detect two straight ed- ges and you have already determined offset and rotation. Various algorithms are available here to achieve a reliable recognition result depending on the situation.
Corners: Detect corners (with angles between 45° and 120°) and thus receive one coordinate per corner. Slightly rounded or chamfered corners can also be recognised.
Circles: This can be used to detect holes, circular openings or even cylindrical structures on a battery, for example.
Polygons: This can be used to identify triangular references, for example.
"Features“: Recognition of objects (compared to a reference image) based on the object corners and their specific environments.
A result handler combines the results of the individual searches to calculate offset and rotation for the transformation.
Using the process transformation offered by the SP-ICE-3 control card allows position adjustment without having to send the original process file to the control card each time, thus avoiding unnecessary upload times.
If you want to see our RAYGUIDE software and its new feature MATCH in action, you can book a live demonstration with our Product Manager Robert Kachel at the exhibition LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS 2023. With his extensive experience in laser processing and software development, he will be happy to show you how RAYGUIDE can boost your productivity of your application.