Ultrasonic sensor

Embed designed an ultrasonic wire detection system for Elzinga Machinefabriek.

The wire detection system is designed to detect and grab small objects on a surface.

The objects on the surface are detected by a sensor. The sensor uses ultrasonic measurement technology. Thanks to this technology, it’s possible for the wire detection system to make a distinction between the objects on a surface. Embed performed the signal analyzis and signal filtering in a Microchip dsPIC30 (Digital Signal Processor).

After the sensor has detected the objects, the ultrasonic wire system performs measurements. These measurements are analyzed. After the analyzis, a gripper is positioned at the right sport.

To control the gripper, Embed developed specialized hardware and firmware. This hardware and firmware contains advanced techniques in routing and signal analyzis. Embed wrote the firmware in ‘C‘.