Vision System for Quality
In industrial production, the quality of an item is often inspected visually after the manufacturing process is finished. If this is done by humans, it takes a long time which makes it expensive.
The trend in the industry is to automate the visual quality inspection. This reduces material waste, product cost, and maximizes throughput.
For example, in automotive or pharmaceutical production, a 100% inspection is required. This is not practical with methods other than industrial image processing.
The vision system enables seamless in-process inspection. It helps to fix the problems at the outset and prevents common mistakes being repeated otherwise thus reducing the end-line defects. It saves time and efforts of final inspection and thus ensures the required quality of products in any given production line. Solutions for inspection of various defects and dimensional measurement with its vision inspection system are available . The multi camera inspection system ensures increase in line speed from 20 bpm to 150 bpm. It is a complete solution for defects and measurements with accuracy of 50 microns.
The primary uses for machine vision are automatic inspection and robot guidance. Common Vision System applications include quality assurance, sorting, material handling, robot guidance, and optical gauging.
Name : Harish Kumar Sandesh
Mr. Sandesh has more than 11 years of experience in field of Industrial Automation and has worked with Schneider Electric & Rockwell Automation.
He is currently Section Manager - Application Engineering & Customer Service at Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd.