Camera systems with telecentric lenses and the corresponding working distance are often too long to be integrated into a machine without space problems. No problem with the Cognex In-Sight based VisionUnit from senswork.

Classic image processing quickly reaches its limits, especially in the area of ​​surface inspection. With the help of the Neuralzye® software from senswork, an AI inspection of transparent strip material has now been implemented, with which the detection of bubbles and inclusions can be detected.

For the high-volume production of touch displays, current trends are clearly pointing in the direction of hybrid bonding. This combines the advantages of solid and liquid bonding to permanently connect glass and display. To ensure that the alignment of the individual components is precise, senswork offers high-precision camera systems for determining the correct position and rotation.

Applications in the semiconductor industry require both high-precision, leading-edge technologies and reliable performance characteristics in cleanroom and control test environments. One of the largest manufacturers of semiconductor device handling systems relies on a specially developed VisionUnit from senswork to ensure chip positioning for very small chip sizes with extremely small dimensions.

Quality assurance is the top priority in the automotive industry. The error tolerances are low. With the ZScan 3D multi-sensor system from senswork, large assemblies made of aluminum or other sheet metal, e.g. oil pans, can be measured three-dimensionally and compared against CAD data.

Fakra connectors are used in automotive electronics for the transmission of signal data such as GSM, GPS or camera data. In order to meet the high quality requirements even in the fully automated production of high volumes, a leading supplier of these products relies on senswork‘s inspection technologies.

Today, die-pressed carbons and graphites are used in large quantities to manufacture a wide variety of subcomponents for the automotive industry, such as fuel and water pumps. To ensure that the products leave the production line free of defects, senswork has developed a fully automated system for the quality assurance of such components together with a mechanical engineering company from Rosenheim.

In the production of clay bricks, it is critical to ensure that the bricks are dimensionally accurate. This prevents bricks from leaving the factory beyond the manufacturing tolerances and, under certain circumstances, costly return transport from the construction site. For the reliable detection of defects, senswork has developed the BrickChecker, which can be seamlessly integrated into an existing production line.

When individual components of a multitool cutting tool are fed in, the senswork camera system detects the position and rotation in a flexfeeder feed. Pick candidates are automatically recognized on the Flexfeeder surface on the basis of differently illuminated individual images and the position data is transmitted to the robot. The standard system has been expanded to include additional dark field lighting for reliable detection of the flipped position of all components.

There are many dimensional data on saw blades that ultimately determine the cutting quality and service life. For the inspection of diamond saw blades, senswork, together with the company Plattner, has equipped a measuring station with a double-head laser scanner system, which measures and records all tooth geometries, blade width, cutting width, angularity, and diameter during the run.

With the manual mounting of assembly groups in particular, it often happens that individual components are missing or the precision of the assembly does not meet the specifications. An end-of-line test system from senswork checks the correct assembly and alignment of individual components.

Our cameras precisely detect the position and angular position of the elements so that assembly elements can be precisely joined in switching elements of electric stoves. The measured data is transferred to a production line with several robots.

A robot performs mechanical post-processing on cast parts fully automatically. To do this, the robot must know the rotational position of the component to within a few tenths of a degree before the machining process. Only through a specially developed dark field lighting with a correspondingly large diameter could the relevant features for detection be reliably mapped. A Cognex In-Sight smart camera system then determines the rotational position using an edge-based pattern search and forwards this to the robot controller.

Using a 4-fold laser scanner setup, metal rods are checked for correct surface and geometric tolerances. With a 3D calibration, the laser scanners deliver 3D data sets in the same calibrated coordinate system. This method can also be applied to continuous materials. The measuring system is used to measure metal rods and to check the surface for flaws. It is moved over the rod at a speed of up to 100 mm / second.

In this system, Euro pallets are fed via a roller conveyor belt to a robot system, which automatically removes the sack layers and places them on a longitudinal conveyor belt. Using a time of flight camera from senswork, the positions of the plastic bags are recognized fully automatically and transferred to the robot coordinate system. The detection accuracy of the system is ± 10 mm, and thus allows precise pick-up by the suction gripper mounted on the robot.

The cables are 10 km long and tow large ships across the ocean to discover new oil deposits. A defective cable can cause millions in damage if it causes a ship to abandon its business. senswork image processing takes care of this. Even during production, a line camera is swiveled radially around the seam, creating a development of the weld seam. In the camera image generated in this way, the smallest defects in the weld seam are visualized and recognized in good time.