Working in multiple manufacturing processes, we’ve been able to determine 4 general groupings in which our customer’s applications generally fit within. These four applications are
- Gauging Systems
- Robotic Guidance
- Product Identification
- Visual Inspection
Gauging systems are utilized for inspecting a product’s critical dimensions. These systems have been utilized in measuring the width of a laser weld, verifying dimensions on circuit traces, or measuring nearly any value that can be measured with a ruler or caliper.
Gauging requires accurate shading information on the product, making the light system ever important. Our experts have years of fieldwork experience to find the best lighting solution and ensure that the gauges and depths of your project are measured accurately.
The purpose of a guidance tool is to program the software to accurately locate a part within the camera’s field of view and then move the following inspection tools to their proper locations, eliminating the need for hard tooled fixtures
Our vision system can be programmed to locate the position of the part and translate the camera’s digital coordinates into measurements usable by operators, engineers, and even to mechanical robots
We have been able to implement robotic guidance into numerous instances, especially with pick and place applications.
The usage of readable text and bar codes on products is highly important, not only to the producer but to the consumer as well. As a result, it is important that the quality of the readable information on products is as accurate as can be. Without this detection, poorly printed information can result in recalls costing more than millions of dollars.
At Vision ICS, we can program our camera viewers to correctly read and identify date/lot codes, two-dimension bar codes, one dimension bar codes, as well as physical characteristics and written language on a part to correctly identify your product.
The term visual inspection is used to cover a broad range of capabilities of machine vision that do not fall under the other three categories. This can include anything from color quality to locating debris on a product. Though typically the most difficult application (as they are hard to explain), once programmed, these systems can be used in a large variety of situations.
If any of these procedures seem to work best for you, please contact us