CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 1 p.m. EDT) — DVT Corp. rapidly is upgrading its vision-inspection systems to meet manufacturers' increasing requirements for efficiency, while partnering with other equipment makers to integrate its units.
Just in the past year, the Duluth, Ga.-based company has penned agreements with Yamaha Robotics and the automation and drives group of Siemens AG to place its cameras and vision systems into those companies' machines.
DVT's SpectroCam units, meanwhile, allow precise inspections on the line to ensure that finished parts meet customers' specifications, said Bob Settle, marketing director. “This is a totally different market than it was even three years ago,” he said.
The company's Legend SpectroCam can cope with texture variations of the same color, he noted.
Yamaha Robotics of Edgemont, Pa., started shipping the first of its industrial robots equipped with DVT systems this summer. Siemens will begin selling its DVT-equipped machines in North America by 2005.