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OnRobot has been clear about its intentions to be the leading provider of collaborative end-of-arm tooling. In April, CIMTEC added their new Eyes Vision System to our OnRobot line-up. Now your facility can have a 2.5D vision system for pick and place applications.

The new features, which enable Eyes to be deployed in quality inspection applications and on mobile setups, include one-shot detection for multiple objects, colour and blob detection and automatic landmark calibration tools designed to speed cycle time for mobile robot setups.

The OnRobot Eyes makes it easy and affordable to deploy vision for almost any collaborative application. Eyes is ideal for sorting a variety of objects, CNC machine tending with metal parts that are defined by outer shape, and many other pick-and-place applications where orientation is important.


  • Quickly and easily add vision to robotic applications with one-picture calibration, fast programming and seamless gripper integration
  • Affordable, efficient 2.5D vision offers depth perception for varying heights or stacked objects
  • Flexible, adaptable vision system with on-robot or external mounting is ideal for almost any collaborative application
  • Easily sort, pick and place unstructured applications with high reliability using any robot arm
  • One-shot detection for multiple objects minimizes cycle time
  • Inspect objects using color and contour detection—with or without a robot, and ensure consistent quality
  • Automatic landmark enables dynamic working environments and mobile robot setups

Eyes’ new inspection features enable the system to easily sort, inspect, or pick & place unstructured objects using colour and contour detection – a capability that is beyond most competing vision systems. This detection method requires no workpiece teaching and finds items based on colour and size information input by the operator. Eyes’ inspection features can be used to inspect parts removed from CNC machines, for example, or to check IMM parts for excessive or inadequate material after part has been moulded. The tools also support manual inspections: operators can set up a camera and inspection program, manually place a workpiece in view and execute inspection. No robot required.

A new Landmark feature has been added to Eyes’ powerful toolkit, enabling easy deployment of Eyes on mobile robots and setups with carts, trays, and pallets. The Landmark feature makes it simple to program mobile robots to move from station to station using end user-defined Landmarks as their guide. Landmarks can also be used to initiate specific robot operations: for example, when Eyes detects the arrival of a mobile cart in its workspace loaded with parts for picking, it can easily switch to pick & place routines.

“More and more manufacturers are looking to deploy robot arms on mobile platforms for various factory and warehouse applications. Today’s update gives our customers the ability to put ‘Eyes’ on mobile robots and does so without sacrificing the ease of use that makes our products such a compelling proposition for manufacturers of all sizes,” says Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot.

The new vision system directly interfaces with other OnRobot devices making it is very easy to use Eyes together with any of OnRobot’s grippers. The optimal mounting depends on the application. Some of the advantages of having Eyes mounted externally is not having to worry about cables running alongside the robot and the ability to optimize cycle time, as Eyes can take the picture and process this, while the robot is doing another operation.

Get a demonstration of the new Eyes 2D vision pick and place, call us at 877.524.6832 and schedule one for your facility