Can anyone recommend a way to move through a vertical matrix of cylindrical parts stacked lengthwise? I have a 2D Vision Processing system set up with iRVision; the Kowa camera is robot-mounted 12 mm; the camera has 25 inches from its base to the vertical plane of the matrix; the matrix is approximately 25 inches wide by 35 inches in height; the vertical matrix is loosely arranged in that the stacked parts (4.5 inches diameter) create each position of the matrix.
The vision processing system is to pick and place found parts, starting at top-left position of the vertical matrix. I'm currently taking the photo of the top-left position in a parallel plane about 10 inches from the parts. (The vision system works well for this first part.)
Sometimes the part will be "found" by the 2D vision system from the snap taken by the camera; sometimes a part will not be found. In the case that a part is not found, I would like the robot to continue to the next offset of the PR[ ] and take a new photo. If a part Is found, we will pick and place.
I understand position register offsets, and I have a basic understanding of vision registers used by the camera system to locate the next part. What I do not understand is how to combine PR[ ] and VR[ ].
Thank you very much.