Cameras are an important part of a robot cell, e.g. for picking parts. This article shows the different options how to integrate a camera.
Interface for ifm O2D
The ifm O2D is a smart camera that can be connected directly to the iRC.
Configuration information and a introduction video are found here: Konfiguration
Detailed information and a set up video can be found here: Camera Interface
The iRC provides a Modbus interface to connect to a plc. Using this interface a camera can be connected. The iRC is a Modbus server, so it is possible to:
- Connect a camera that serves as client
- Connect a plc that serves as client for both, the iRC and the camera
Details on the Modbus interface are found here: Modbus_Server
CRI Ethernet Interface
The CRI ethernet interface is an open interface to the iRC, amongst other things it can be used to connect to a camera. This interface requires setting up an application in a high level language like C#.
Information and example code can be found here: CRI Ethernet Interface