One of the main challenges companies face is the detection of anomalies in produced parts, which can lead to serious quality issues that negatively affect business outcomes.
Selmatron had the challenge to present a solution for 3D parts inspection to modernize and improve the client's production process. The equipment was pre-programmed at Selmatron's facilities to analyze the references currently being produced by the client by measuring multiple points on each part.
The developed solution serves the purpose of automatic measurement of metallic parts and incorporates a pallet conveyor and an inspection unit using 3D artificial vision technology in a controlled and protected environment. The conveyor consists of three distinct zones: the feeding, the inspection, and the extraction zone.
The operator places four pieces in the feeding zone, initiating the verification cycle. Once he presses the button, the stopper releases the pallets, which will move toward the analysis zone, each carrying one piece. In the analysis zone, the pallets are individualized, indexed, and elevated to eliminate transport vibrations during the inspection. Installed on an electric axis, the Cognex In-Sight 3D camera performs a scan, which analyzes the dimensions and verifies if they are within the specified tolerances.
After inspection, the four pieces are transported to the extraction zone, where they are removed by the operator, depending on the test result and the indicator color:
Once the operator removes the piece from the pallet, it advances and stays in a buffer to be fed with a new piece.
Whenever there is a change in the references to be analyzed, the operator must select the corresponding pre-programmed recipe on the HMI and then start the manual feeding of the pieces.
3D Parts Inspection Machine
The compliance analysis of the parts is performed by the In-Sight 3D-L4000 camera from Cognex, which represents a significant advancement in three-dimensional (3D) vision technology. This unique vision system combines 3D laser displacement technology with an intelligent camera, offering industry professionals a fast, accurate, and cost-effective solution for a wide range of inspections.
The patented blue laser optics, free from blemishes, are a true innovation in the industry, allowing for the acquisition of high-quality real-time 3D images.
The Beckhoff CX9020 PC is an advanced solution for industrial systems and motion control. With its compact design and powerful features, it offers several application advantages:
In summary, the Beckhoff CX9020 PC is a comprehensive solution for motion control systems, offering exceptional performance, advanced connectivity, and programming flexibility. Thanks to its expandability and ruggedness, it is an ideal choice for industrial automation applications that require precise motion control.
In this solution, we have also integrated the Beijer HMI X2 Base, an advanced human-machine interface that offers an efficient and intuitive solution for controlling and monitoring machines and industrial processes. With its clear and bright screen, the HMI X2 Base allows easy visualization of information and simplified interaction through its touch interface. Furthermore, its robust and durable design makes it suitable for demanding industrial environments. With advanced connectivity features and flexible configuration options, the HMI X2 Base provides a superior user experience and contributes to a more efficient and productive operation.
For this specific project, the Beijer HMI X2 Base enables access to the following functions, among others:
At Selmatron, we are committed to designing industrial automation solutions that modernize the production process across various industries. Our goal is to help companies increase the efficiency of their production systems by providing customized, high-quality solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients.