Camera for mounting on a lightweight robot for the realisation of flexible quality tests

Quality controls with camera systems are a proven means of fault detection. Complex assemblies such as the engine, front and rear axles or even the complete drive train are reliably inspected in any number of variants before the vehicle's wedding. In one test run, completeness checks, type and variant checks, assembly or position checks as well as the presence of various add-on parts are monitored. The higher-level machine control transmits the type specification to the camera system and starts the image processing program. The inspection robots travel through the inspection positions defined in the testing device one after the other and evaluate the features. The inspection positions are completely controlled by the VisionTools V60 image processing software.

The list of features to be inspected in the example of final engine assembly is long. The main task here is to check the correct seating of connectors and the correct latching of connectors, but also the position and position of hose and clamp connections. The documentation of component variants by means of identification of data matrix code, barcode or other features also plays an important role. Checking larger objects such as complete drive trains with motor-gear unit and axle beam before marriage to the car body is no problem with the available robot ranges.

The combination of optical, camera-supported inspection systems with modern robotics is universal and very flexible.

Camera

  • Sensor: 1/2.8" Rolling Shutter CMOS in Full HD Resolution
  • Zoom: 360x (30x optical; 12x digital)
  • Working range: 10 mm (wide angle); 1200 mm (tele)
  • Data transmission: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Power supply: Power over Ethernet

Illumination

  • LEDs: 24 xHighPower / White 5500 K / Diffuser lens 10°
  • Power supply: 24V / 26W
  • Connector: M12/4pol. sensor plug

Further information can be found here in our current product folder (PDF, 697 KB).

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