Industrial image processing is used both for the visual inspection of components (according to pre-defined features such as surface texture/condition, colour, contour, shape etc.) and for monitoring production processes (automated control and inspection of individual production stages) – thus ideal for assuring, monitoring and documenting product quality. And with skillful robotics this technology may also be deployed in test process areas in which humans, in a conventional setting, would be exposed to unnecessary risks and dangers.
esmo automation will provide an entire plant or a custom machine to you in which a vision control system has been deeply integrated and embedded as a key element for quality inspection/control and as a monitoring tool for most various inspection aspects (e.g. positioning, presence, completeness, impurities etc.) – of course, the overall process, including upstream and downstream sequences, i.e. any handling processes prior to and after visual inspection, will be taken into account as well.
As system integration specialists we combine the possibilities of camera technology with the potentials of automation technology. With this technological symbiosis we achieve an optimum of dynamic, high-precision processes for a premium-quality, industrial manufacture of your products.
With camera and image processing systems for the optical recognition of surfaces and geometries, most diverse inspections may be performed:
- non-contact testing
- 3D surface testing/surface inspection
- presence detection
- geometrical testing
- testing of DataMatrix codes, QR codes etc.
Automated optical inspection – in short, AOI – is used whenever measuring and inspection processes with different basic prerequisites (e.g. in quality assurance, in measuring/test technology) have to be automated. AOI systems are employed in order to –
- detect positions: The 2D and 3D position detection features check the proper and precise positioning of components. The position data will then be transmitted to the robot control in order to enable gripping, i.e. pick and place operations.
- identify volumes and shapes: The 3D inspection feature measures volumes and shapes.
- inspect surfaces: Components will be checked for scratches, cracks and tears, paint damage, colours, inclusions as well as relief lettering/inscriptions – application of this inspection feature also possible with reel material/tape stock as well as with curved and reflective surfaces.
- check completeness: Product features/properties will be counted, placement/loading will be checked, product carriers will be inspected.
- read codes: Read and validate various different codes.
With optical inspection systems, also referred to as machine vision (systems), defects may be identified at an early stage, thus significantly reducing the number of rejects/waste of further processed/refined goods – the result: maximum quality at minimum effort PLUS increased output and profit.
Fully integrated, customized AOI systems
We configure an AOI system or camera system for your plant or custom machine according to your individual quality control requirements and at the most favourable price/performance ratio. To this end, we co-operate with renowned suppliers in order to consistently and sustainably ensure optimum cycle times, precision, and cost efficiency. Even with very complex systems or challenging component handling demands, we always find a solution that will convince you.
optimized cycle times with fully integrated camera systems
By directly interlinking the employed machine vision systems with the actuators of the plants and custom machines, we create highly precise processes even at alternating conditions, thus generating optimum cycle times at consistent, premium quality levels. We offer you a maximum of configuration flexibility, and are also completely flexible in our manufacturer/brand choice (camera technology, lighting, handling components etc.).
targeted plant control with professional monitoring
The long-term storage and evaluation of test results generated by optical inspection systems allow for the targeted control of upstream processes, thus ensuring optimum plant utilization at minimum reject rates.
With the employment of data servers in the plants, machine conditions and incidents may be documented, and a close plant monitoring and controlling may be guaranteed – consistently following the approach of Industry 4.0.
24/7 inspection for manual and production-related error prevention
The image processing systems for automated visual or optical inspections, integrated by esmo automation, detect all standard deviations as well as all signs of material wear – without any contact and with utmost precision, at a reliably consistent process speed, around the clock.
With our automated, optical quality control systems, sensitive materials can be protected against damage, test materials against contamination – furthermore, manual errors and failures, caused by human deficiency, may be sustainably prevented or reliably excluded.