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Manager - Vision Systems and Special Projects Group at Indicon Corporation
- Email: bvanderpryt [at] indicon [dot] com
- Tel: 586-229-7923
We have a robot placing pins on a flat glass surface. Then the product get autoclaved, then ground and then other attachments are added via urethane glue. We have an issue that we think the robots are not capable, and we want to add a vision/scaning/camera/laser system that will check the 4 pins to the math data to positions and tolerance. If the part is rejected, we need a signal and a robot will pickup the part and set it aside. We have a 2nd area we also want to do a similar check, since the part goes through a heating cycle. We want to make sure that the pin position did not change and are still go to the math. All this must be automated and data for each part must be stored for SPC work. Need help with coming up with a system in line conveyor to improve quality.
Have you gotten any assistance with this? You can email me directly at email@example.com We are a vision integrator located in Sterling Heights, MI.
Can anyone recommend one supplier who supplies structured light module or digital line projector, including electonic and driver?
How big of a line are you looking to project and from how far away? SmartVision lights makes an LED model that can take custom designed patterns.
Hello - I need to image a relatively large area (1mx1m) with about 0.5mm resolution. I think this means that the camera/lens system should be no less than about 4 megapixel, but of course higher resolution is preferred. I also need to stand the camera off the part by about 2m. The application is indoors where the lighting can be controlled reasonably well. It can be considered a static application - speed is not a concern. This is essentially a metrology problem where I am trying to measure a roughly 5mm wide x 1m long feature on the part. Are there industrial camera solutions with this type of resolution?
You're trying to measure the 5mmx1000mm feature (slot?) with an accuracy of +/-0.5mm? This is not simple. It will depend on how accurate you need your results to be. You'll also need to calibrate the camera and need to use software that will adjust for lens distortion.