Visual “End of Line” Quality Inspection of Engine Blocks via Vision System
Engine manufacturing in the automotive industry requires a visual, fully automated end-of-line quality control at the end of each production line. This prevents faulty engines from leaving the production line. For this purpose, a vision system consisting of several cameras, lenses and illumination is installed on several robot arms. It checks that all attachments have been installed correctly. Each generated image is then evaluated by a control unit via software and the results are finally sent to a higher-level control unit.
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Vision systems solve complex image processing applications. They consist of up to 16 machine vision cameras with C mount lenses, external illumination and a machine vision controller. The suitable software offers numerous evaluation options and a wide range of interfaces make connectivity easier.