utilising robots and vision in tandem, we are opening a new era for real-time machine vision inspection.” IVS will offer vision-enabled versions of UR3, UR5, and UR10 model robots from Universal Robots. The UR3, in particular, is expected to prove popular. This smaller table-top robot can be used to provide camera inspection on multiple sides of complex parts and components, allowing precision automated inspection.

The compact UR3 weighs only 11kg, but has a payload of 3kg, ±360° rotation on all wrist joints and infinite rotation on the end joint. Importantly, the UR3 is built with the same proven collaborative technology as the larger UR5 and UR10 robot arms. All three robots feature the identical safety system and ±0.1mm repeatability. The UR3 has a default force sensing of 150N but can be set to stop if it encounters a force as low as 50N, if required.


IVS is a member of the British Standards Institute, CE Marking Association and the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association. In addition, the company is an accredited member of the SafeContractor® scheme.


For more information on IVS visit: www.industrialvision.co.uk