MACHINE VISION INTEGRATION

We provide technical services to design and fabricate self-contained machine vision system solutions and we can integrate this equipment into new or existing automation control platforms. Our goal is to provide you with a reliable system that meets your technical requirements while satisfying the financial return-on-investment criteria of the project.

After review of your operational objectives, we can investigate feasible vision application concepts to accurately evaluate and/or measure your product utilizing our machine vision laboratory. Machine vision applications involve many variables such as acceptable dimension tolerances, production speeds, camera mounting and appropriate lighting methods. This "Concepts & Feasibility" phase of establishing clear project objectives and completing feasibility studies can be followed by a proposal to implement the other phases shown below.

We work with leading suppliers of machine vision equipment and smart sensors (i.e. Cognex and Keyence). Our solutions are tailored to reduce your costs, increase your production and provide product traceability. Applications allow the inspection, measurement, identification and guidance of products within your manufacturing process. If applicable, we can explore methods of rejecting out of tolerance products detected by the vision system. We would be happy to discuss your application and explore possible solutions.

VISION INSPECTION & REJECTION APPLICATIONS

  Casting / Mold Flash Detection

  Product / Label Matching

  Label Orientation

  Packaging Materials Inspection

  Product Orientation in Packaging

  Color Based Sortation

  Item Presence or Absence

  Sub-Assembly Inspection

  Parts Count Verification

  Out-of-Tolerance Gauging

  Quality Assurance Inspection

 

  Fill Level Inspection

  1-D, 2-D & DPM Barcodes

  Blobs & Imperfection Detection

  Product Traceability

  Stamping Inspection

 

CONCEPTS & FEASIBILITY

  Application Requirements

  Manufacturing Speed

  Environmental Factors

  Data Collection / IT

  Budget & ROI

 

  Time Line Schedule

  Lab Testing

 

SYSTEM DESIGN

  Camera Selection

  Rejection System Design

  Camera & Sensor Mounting

  Control Panel Design

  System Architecture

  Wiring Schematics

  Data Collection Formats

  Performance Testing - FAT

 

FABRICATION

  Control Panel Assembly

  Assemble Mounting Frames

  Sub-Assembly - Reject System

  Inter-Wiring of Components

  Shop Testing

  Prep for Integration & FAT

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

  Camera Software Development

  PLC-Controller Software

  Production Line Modifications

  Testing & Simulation

  Customer FAT (at Trola)

  Prep for Shipment

ON-SITE SERVICES

  Installation Supervision

  Field Wiring

  I/O Checkout

  Verify Mechanical Arrangements

  Dry-Run Testing

 

  Customer Acceptance

  System Training