Robot cells produced by IVS operate within a completely automated production line with product transported via autonomous ‘Automated Guided Vehicles’ (AGV). The machine vision system then completes the inspection without operator input, making decisions dependent on the results it has seen. IVS has introduced high definition camera technology which combined with custom LED lighting and laser projectors allows for flexible automated inspection in modern, rapid change, manufacturing environments. Increasing productivity, reducing scrap and leveraging increased quality.
A large number of parts and variants within automotive manufacturing presents a common problem in the world of automated vision inspection as most systems are designed to inspect only a single component with minimal modifications. Creating flexibility in system capability generally requires adding equipment and complexity to the system in the form of additional sensors, actuators, controllers, and tooling – not to mention the extra programming and system training. All these further complexities add exponential costs to projects, often making the single “all inclusive” solution more expensive than several “individual part” solutions. The use of an AGV to transport sub-assemblies and introduce them into the inspection cells allows for highly flexible movement around the factory.
The robot can position the camera head at almost any angle in almost any position, allowing complete three-dimensional checks of parts. The camera system is further combined with both laser projection, and standard LED lighting technology enabling multiple analysis of both standard images and laser edge detection, utilising 2D and 3D vision systems. Using the robot allows a single vision machine to inspect endless parts and variants. This makes the inspection system future proof so the client can add new components and modifications to the system capabilities at their leisure. https://www.industrialvisio...