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Machine Vision for Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive subassemblies are often produced in very high volumes making human assembly and verification impractical. Today's assembly lines utilize the latest in automation technology to meet throughput and ensure manufacturing quality. At the same time, automotive suppliers have to maintain flexibility in their manufacturing processes to accomodate small or large assembly changes associated with different makes and models of cars. For these demanding applications, machine vision systems are widely used to guide robots, track parts and verify every step of the evolving assembly process.

Verify correct installation of cable assemblies

Verify part features, such as bearings, using counting tools

Read stamped or printed markings on parts, labels, or assemblies

Verify the presence, location, and orientation of sub-assemblies

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What vision tasks do you need to perform?

Could your manufacturing process benefit from vision tasks like these?

  • Guide a robot for assembly or welding
  • Verify the correct orientation of a part or assembly
  • Count the number of welds, teeth, slots, or other such features
  • Read a barcode, 2D matrix code, or stamped characters
  • Perform a critical dimensional measurement
  • Check for surface defects before painting
  • Determine the location, diameter, and roundness of a hole
  • Verify the integrity and uniformity of an adhesive bead or gasket
  • Communicate with 3rd party equipment such as robots, PLCs, HMIs, and remote storage

Guide robots to pick and install parts on assemblies

Ensure part traceability throughout the product life cycle

Check assembly using color verification tools

Verify the integrity and uniformity of adhesive beads

Teledyne DALSA Machine Vision Capabilities and Tools

  • High speed, low light, high resolution image capture
  • High speed Framegrabbers for data acquisition, such as the Xcelera series
  • Sapera, Sherlock, and iNspect software for powerful image processing including:
    • Pattern matching tools for locating and identifying parts or features for alignment
    • Edge tools for detecting the presence, absence, or position of features
    • Measurement tools for checking dimensional accuracy
    • Barcode (1D and 2D) readers for product identification and tracking
    • Print recognition (OCR) tools for product identification, tracking, and readability
    • Count tools for verifying the number of parts or features
    • Surface flaw tools for detecting scratches, cracks, and discoloration
    • Color tools for verifying the amount and location of colored elements.

Teledyne DALSA-authorized distributors can show you how to start saving time and money with our industrial vision solutions.

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