Automation Example: 2 camera inspection, for automotive asssembly.
This is a complete, self contained, 2 camera, vision checker/test/marking machine for an automotive ashtray assembly
2 cameras take 32 pictures, to identify 22 separate parts on the assembly.
The part is lodaed manually through an interlocked door, onto a fixture on a servo driven rotary table.
Camera 1 is mounted directly above the rotary table.
Camera 2 is mounted in a servo driven linear slide.
The part is oriented by the servos so that all of the parts of the assembly can be photographed individually.
The equipment incorporates pneumatically driven test probes, for electrical checks and led illumination both through(under) the rotary table and from one side.
There is also a pneumatically controlled, lid opening mechanism, above the turntable and a pneumatically driven ‘spike’ to mark product which ‘PASSES’ all tests. FAILED product is not marked.
The status of the test is shown on a touchscreen HMI.
The same machine is to be used for other products in the future, by retooling the rotary table and reprogramming the vision controller and the system PLC.
This is a UK installation .