Canon signs distribution agreement with i-botics – WMV Robotics GmbH for the DACH region

London, UK, 05 February 2020 – Canon Europe today announces a distribution agreement with i-botics – WMV Robotics GmbH based in Germany, a leading provider of collaborative assistance systems for industry.

i-botics will market the Canon Industrial Imaging Platform Vision Edition-U, an image processing software to enhance application capability of Universal Robots (UR), in the German market. Vision Edition-U utilises network cameras to the UR robot application and provides vision capability to assist collaborative robots perform tasks such as confirmation of parts, assembly and inspections.

Takashi Hanaoka, European Product Manager, Canon comments: “We believe i-botics is the ideal partner in the German region and together, we expect to help companies in the transition to Industry 4.0 where Canon’s Industrial Imaging Platform can play a vital role in the continued move from analog to digital. i-botics has long-standing expertise in the collaborative robot market with a full range of products and solutions, including consulting capabilities.”

Torsten Woyke, Managing Director, i-botics adds: “We are excited to team up with Canon, a proven and experienced partner, to expand our distribution across the German market. Canon is a trusted provider of industry solutions with strong service and support and we are thrilled to extend our solution portfolio with the unique Canon Industrial Imaging Platform to a wider range of customers and applications.”

i-botics supports manufacturers to set up factory automation, helping to relieve workers from repetitive or potentially unsafe tasks and freeing up human workers for more complex tasks.