Automated System Performs In-Line Assembly Verification

Radiant Vision Systems’ INSPECT.assembly system embarks as a turnkey automated visual inspection station for in-line assembly verification. Configured to precise tolerances to meet production-level inspection needs, the system detects the presence, position, and integrity of components including screws, cables, connectors, and other critical features before final device enclosure to automate assembly inspection.

 

The INSPECT.assembly system employs ProMetric Y imaging systems with a camera resolution up to 29 megapixels and a dynamic range above 70 dB, said to far exceed the specifications of typical machine vision systems. Applied in photometric measurement of light and color in displays and backlit components, ProMetric cameras capture fine-detail images with a level of precision that rivals human visual acuity.

 

Because INSPECT.assembly is fully-integrated with Radiant camera, lighting, fixturing, and software, Radiant engineers are able to design each INSPECT.assembly to match the specifications of each customer application. This advanced vision technology solves critical inspection challenges through a combination of the image registration & analysis functions of the camera with proprietary machine vision “super tools” in INSPECT Software, which blend multiple machine vision software algorithms in a single tool to enable comprehensive analysis of specific features. For instance, a tool can be engineered with the unique algorithms required to locate the routing path of a cable to ensure that it is properly seated around guides on a board-based assembly.

 

Occupying the same physical footprint as a human operator on the line, the system rolls onto moving conveyers, adjusting to heights from 525 mm to 950 mm. It features a touch screen for results monitoring, adjustment of inspection tolerances, and part changes. The system’s INSPECT Software is pre-configured with multiple inspection tool recipes specific to each part, enabling adaptability to line changeover. The system also offers reporting functionality, barcode reading, and data output for traceability of inspection results and process control to improve operations for reducing product returns and recalls.

 

For additional information, visit Radiant Vision Systems.

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