See and assessVision systems

The creation of an effective control system that performs automatic product inspection is a complex task. Despite the variety of components and solutions available on the market, the development of such systems requires careful selection and parameterization of all its hardware and programmable components.

At the same time, due to the growing demands of consumers regarding quality, more and more products require the use of dedicated inspection systems. Thanks to the use of automatic product inspection, it is possible to minimize the costs associated with production errors – the risk of operator error is eliminated and control time is significantly reduced.

Below you will find examples of quality control issues in which vision systems are used:

  • Detection of defects, inclusions, scratches, damage and burns on materials such as: plastic, metal, glass, foil;
  • Recognition of assembly errors, e.g. detection of missing components in cable bundles;
  • Detection of improper material application, e.g. breaks in glue strips;
  • 360° inspection of cylindrical objects;
  • Verification of print correctness and labelling;
  • Detection and recognition of tags, alphanumeric characters and bar codes;
  • Segmentation, detection, classification and counting of objects.

Thanks to the use of automatic product inspection systems, it is possible to generate data for a simple presentation of the inspection results. An example of the result can be the inspection status displayed on a light column, graphical meta data displayed on the monitor, or automatically obtained dimensions of objects that can be further processed. The algorithms verify whether the product is correctly or incorrectly made, and the generated signals coming from the automatic inspection system make it perform specific tasks, such as rejecting, marking a defective product or stopping the machine. The resulting inspection data can be stored locally on the disk or in the database.

We specialize in stationary and non-stationary systems of automatic video inspection. We create applications using hyperspectral imaging in which the detail subjected to control is illuminated by a beam of visible, infrared or ultraviolet light. For our applications we use systems in 3D technology, systems equipped with line cameras and zone cameras with high resolution (up to 21 Mpix). We create applications based on the principle of rapid prototyping of algorithms.

At each stage of the application development, we provide technical consulting and after-sales support. Our solutions are also supported by equipment suppliers with whom we closely co-operate.

Verification of product accuracyMeasurement systems

Systems of measurement help in the verification of key product dimensions with the accuracy specified by the customer, replace traditional devices such as calipers, micrometers or measuring microscopes, shorten the time of inspection and guarantee non-contact measurement without the risk of operator error. Product measurement inspections can be performed in one-to-three-dimensional technology using, for example, laser displacement sensors, laser slot sensors, profilometers, or optical measurement sensors.

Measurement systems can be used during inspections of:

  • Thickness, width, height;
  • Shape, spacing, surface angle and difference in levels;
  • Inner and outer diameter of cylindrical objects;
  • Shifts, deviations, bends in the detail, double layers;
  • Curvatures and surface irregularities;
  • Material vibration.

Measurements can be made with a resolution of up to 0.1 μm in a given measuring range and a speed of up to 62 kHz. The devices used in the measurement system can be combined in a matrix to allow the measurement of objects with larger dimensions or to enable a multipoint measurement. The measuring devices can be placed on mobile automation elements to perform precise surface scanning. The objects scanned can be both transparent, e.g. glass, plastic, and non-transparent, e.g. black rubber.
Using a single measurement system, you can measure many shapes, using the algorithm sets uploaded to the measurement system controller or a programmable logic controller. Measurement systems enable automatic data collection and generation of control reports.

Our engineers have the ability to optimally select components and sensors for the measurement systems. The equipment is selected according to the precision required by the customer, the dimensions of the detail, the possibilities of assembly and integration.

Verification of feasibilityiApplication tests

Our engineers have extensive experience in applications related to the integration of systems performing automatic vision and measurement inspections. We have performed applications in 1D, 2D and 3D technologies. We have experience in many industries. In our applications, we use only equipment from recognized brands, thus guaranteeing the quality and durability of the application.

Due to the nature of the automatic inspection of products, before the implementation of atypical solutions for software and hardware, we offer application tests. The result of the mentioned tests is the verification of feasibility of an application. During the tests, we select the elements of the video system and its peripheries taking into account the client's requirements, as well as the quality, possibilities and costs of these elements.

The result of the tests is a report with a detailed description of the solution.