Machine vision equipment can provide surface inspections over a wide area. The Stain tool and Fine Color can be used to detect bead positions from the degree of color change. This feature enables the sensor to handle variations without having to adjust the sensitivity for each lot.
Fiber sensors or color sensors were previously used to detect bead positions. This method caused detection errors when spots or variations in surface conditions between lots were incorrectly identified as beads. Using machine vision equipment prevents the operation errors responsible for defects being missed and line shutdowns.
The CV-X Series is an innovative, user-friendly vision system that uses high-speed cameras to solve inspection applications across all manufacturing industries. The CV-X vision system incorporates cameras and lighting to stably image parts in-line to improve efficiency and ensure quality. Industries served include automotive, electronics, medical, food and packaging, and any process that requires inspection on high-volume parts. Common applications include defect detection and surface inspection, presence of parts and features, assembly verification, vision guided robotics, measurement, and code reading.