Boasting "ultimate user-friendly conveyors", QC Conveyors now features backlight conveyors as part of their product lineup.
In this case study, three cells assemble and package electrical outlets using conveyors.
Nine of the conveyors (three per cell) have backlights installed in their frames, which provide contrast so the vision system can detect properly shaped/spaced parts and orient the robot for pickup. The conveyors stop when the vision system detects parts ready to be picked.
This robotic assembly cell let the company repurpose ten workers to other parts of the plant.