I'm working on a robot cell for deburring gears. The cell should have 2 or 3 work tables with rotating clamps/grippers (sorry for my english on this one), then the robot will move from one table to the next and so on.. The problem at our company is that we make specific gears and shafts so not that much repetitive work (from 2 parts to 60 parts in one "serial" production). And the CAD models do not match the end product since the our customer designes all gears and then add a table with the tolerance.
So I'd like to know if it is possible to create path from laser scans or a 3D camera?
And also if that is not possible or not accurate enough I was thinking about generating robot path with a PC. So to summ my idea.. we would snap the gear from above to get the rotation data and then the robot would touch the Da and the Df of the gear and also the hight of the gear. Operator would input the other data thru HMI (module, angle alpha, ...). So in what language can we write the program on PC and how to write the program so it would compute a path for each gear and send it to the robot to execute.
Thanks to all of you in advance, this forum has been very helpfull since I started my career