Ford installs Braintech technology in its new engine plants

North Vancouver, B.C., Canada - Braintech Inc. announced January 23 that it has installed multiple units of its 3D Vision Guided Robotics, (''3D-VGR'') software into Ford Motor Company's new engine plants in Canada. The initial order for 19 systems was placed with ABB Canada and includes ABB robots and Braintech software.

01/31/2003


North Vancouver, B.C., Canada - Braintech Inc . announced January 23 that it has installed multiple units of its 3D Vision Guided Robotics, (''3D-VGR'') software into Ford Motor Company's new engine plants in Canada. The initial order for 19 systems was placed with ABB Canada and includes ABB robots and Braintech software.

3D-VGR enables robots to ''see'' and perform handling and assembly tasks similar to a factory worker. A key benefit of robotics handling and assembly is protecting workers from having to perform dangerous and heavy lifting operations thereby limiting injuries and injury related costs.

Owen Jones, CEO of Braintech states, ''3D-VGR enables manufacturers to automate many tasks in the factory. Braintech has not only commercialized the science of camera acquired 3D guidance, but has also developed a product called 'eVF', as a platform for the development, operation, integration and support of 3D-VGR solutions for the factory floor.'' Jones further states, ''Our software is a signal to all manufacturers that 3D-VGR is a viable, industrial strength technology for performing a variety of complex manufacturing tasks, including handling and assembly operations.''

Braintech's VGR technologies give industrial robots the ''eyes'' to handle and assemble parts with a high degree of consistent quality and productivity.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@reedbusiness.com





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