Custom Designed Automated Vision Inspection and Data Logging System for the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
An automotive Tier 1 manufacturing client approached MJ Engineering to design and install a quality system for the purpose of logging data and images from assemblies to provide product traceability. The system uses a 2D reader to read the unique serial identifier and then record the associated assembly data.
One part of the assembly process requires installing screws to specified torque requirements, the next stage is an automated vision based part inspection that checks to make sure the system is assembled correctly. Both the torque data and the vision image are logged to permanent files.
If the torque reading does not fall within tolerance or the vision inspection testing fails the part is not allowed to be packaged and an alarm will sound if an attempt is made to package failed parts.
- Create custom application software to preform logic and logging functions
- Create SolidWorks 3D Models of Station Concept
- Vision and lighting application concept and testing
Operator and Maintenance training
Utilizes SICK© Inspector camera and SICK© Lector 2D reader
A PRODFACE© Industrial PC / HMI is used for operator interface, data logging and logic control
Provides visual and audible feedback on each part inspected.
By utilizing this custom quality control station the customer was able to meet their customers’ quality control standards.
This system virtually eliminates the possibility of shipping incomplete and / or incorrectly assembled parts.
Easily modified to meet new product requirements.
Overall Cell Dimensions
Table top unit: 36″ High x 48″ Wide x 24″ Deep
Pattern Size Capabilities
1.5″ High x 4″ Wide
In Process Testing Performed
Samples of all models were provided for initial concept testing
Industry for Use
Customer supplied quality requirements
Automated Vision Inspection and Data Logging System