VFix™

VFix™ uses stationary mounted sensors to measure offsets on large parts or bodies and sends the robot the data required to recalculate and adjust their pathways to successfully complete a task.

Liberty Reach developed proprietary processing software, which captures, processes, and sends the data to robots in less than a second, making it the fastest cycle time in the industry. As a result, manufacturers can automate production processes more fully, experience less downtime, and significantly increase their productivity.

VFix

Four stationary sensors, positioned on the body side, provide offsets for underbody coating & sealing. Sensors are mounted overhead for sealing hood, lift gate, and roof ditch.

VFIX™ BENEFITS

FAST

VFix™ is the fastest robot guidance system available, providing 6 degrees of freedom offsets in milliseconds.

DEPENDABLE

VFix™ is not affected by ambient factory lighting and requires no external lights, which reduces faults and downtime.

FLEXIBLE

It easily accommodates model unlimited changes and style additions, requiring no additional sensors.

ROBUST

VFix™ is built to withstand punishing factory conditions and keep on working.

VERSATILE

It can dependably calculate the largest part-to-part shifts and rotations of any guidance system available.

SIMPLE

Installation, operation, adjustments, and maintenance are quick, easy, and economical.

APPLICATIONS

VFix solutions are specifically designed for 3D vision robot guidance with large parts or bodies in a manufacturing process.

The wide field of view sensors enable VFix to quickly and effectively scan the entire object in one action, capturing the data needed to guide robots handling parts, applying coating, sealing surfaces, and performing numerous other functions.

HOW IT WORKS

  • VFix utilizes 1 to 4 wide-view volumetric sensors to generate accurate offsets in six degrees of freedom.
  • When a large part or body is moved into position, VFix sensors determine its position (x,y,z axis) and orientation (Rx, Ry, Rz), calculate the offsets, and sends the information to the robots.
  • Offsets are calculated far more quickly and reliably with less equipment and fewer faults.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Liberty Reach provides everything you’ll need for a complete vision system – proprietary sensors, high performance industrialized Windows based computer (IoT embedded), proprietary software license, and industrial hardware (cabling, connectors, etc.)

We also make sure every component is robust enough to stand up to harsh factory conditions for the long haul.

Unlike other systems, ours are designed with the end user in mind. They are simple and easy to setup, use, change, and maintain. Our 24/7 service and support is always ready to help.

PRODUCT COMPARISON

  V-Guide™ VFix™ VPick™
Sensor Mount Robot Mounted Stationary Stationary or Robot
# of Sensors 1 or 2 1 to 4 1 to 2
# of Robots Guided 1 1 to 6 1
Part Sizes Sm,Md,Lg Sm,Md,Lg Sm,Md,Lg
Primary Applications • Racking/De-Racking
• Pick from conveyor
• Pick from AGV
• Door seam sealing
• Picking/placing parts
• Many others…
• Body coating / sealing
• Hood, roof ditch sealing
• Gap & Flush
• Body wax fill
• Sanding/painting
• Material handling
• Many others…
• De-palletizing/Palletizing

QUICK CASE STUDY

Reducing Cost and Maintenance Frustration

Challenge – An automotive manufacturer had an existing vision system installed in their plant for a sealing application. The system took up space, was challenging to maintain, and required many different cameras to achieve desired vision guidance. It was not user friendly and proved costly when different parts were added to the line.

Solution – VFix™ replaced this system to reduce cost and maintenance frustration. VFix™ has larger field of view, which means that multiple different parts and sealant applications could be supported with a single set of cameras. This reduced the amount of space the previous vision system took up and allowed plant workers to easily use and maintain the system.

Outcome – The manufacturer loved the system and its ease of use and versatility. They currently have over 50 VFix™ products installed nationwide. Liberty Reach successfully reduced cycle time and maintenance costs.