Defects in automotive panels - we can help to ensure quality
Panel design and manufacture has become a lot more complex with modern day cars. In this article we cover some of the defects encountered and a few of the ways they can be inspected using machine vision.
Ruggedised versions of the MPW2 series of C-mount 5 Mpixel ultra-low distortion machine vision lenses have been introduced by Computar. The new MPW2-R Series of lenses is designed specifically to withstand strong shocks, vibrations and huge variations in temperatures in demanding factory automation environments.
The new Dimension range of lenses from Zeiss has been designed for precise high-end applications, where distortion, vignetting and colouring issues must be minimised. Developed specifically for C-mount cameras, these new lenses provide high contrast, razor-sharp images, even at maximum aperture. They are virtually distortion-free across the entire area of sensors up to 4/3” and can resolve pixel sizes down to 2 μm.
Bergader Privatkäserei, established in 1902, relies on state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional craftsmanship in the manufacture of its cheese specialities. A hyperspectral imaging system is being used for the first time for the packaging of the blue cheese ‘Bergader Edelpilz’.
The new FC series of 1.1" C-Mount lenses from Kowa has been designed for use with 12 megapixel sensors with an image circle up to 17.6 mm. They are optimised to prevent unwanted shading on the new Sony IMX253 and IMX304 CMOS sensors by matching with the micro lenses on the sensors’ 3.45 µm pixels.
The RMX Series of compact ring lights from Smart Vision Lights features a silicone lens and is optimised for radial and bright field applications. With working distances of 100–500 mm, they can be used in a variety of markets and industries. Extremely small and lightweight, the lights can be used even where there are severe mounting restrictions.
STEMMER IMAGING will be replicating a pick and place application by integrating industrial imaging capabilities into an Industry 4.0 environment using the new OPC UA communication standard. Also on show will be a 3D system using a machine learning method to read braille characters on boxes. In addition, 2D smart cameras and 2D vision sensors will be set up various configurations for OCR and code reading.
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