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3D Machine Vision Applications that Solve Your Manufacturing Challenges

Our 3D machine vision applications, including data analysis software, solve complex process control challenges for manufacturers in a variety of industries.

In the age of automation and robotics, manufacturers face growing challenges to maintain process control in their assembly lines. To eliminate errors and optimize product quality, they increasingly need the help of machine vision-based “eyes of automation” – advanced 3D machine vision applications.

Whether you’re manufacturing automobiles or circuit boards, you need high-speed tools to confirm the accuracy of your processes and the quality of your products. Even minor errors can mean the difference between a timely product launch and a major – and costly – delay. The answer lies with our advanced 3D machine vision applications – solutions using proven inspection tools combined with advanced analysis and visualization for improved process control.

Our machine vision experts will work closely with you to customize and install a solution that meets your process control needs. Once you’re up and running, our technical support team is available to answer questions and solve issues.

High-Tech 3D Machine Vision Applications

Predator3D for Adhesive & Sealant Bead Inspection

Proven Technology

As manufacturers increase their use of structural adhesives and sealants to join materials, they need technology that inspects the dispensing process in real time and ensures proper bead placement and volume for optimum product quality. Our Predator3DTM system has helped customers around the globe. In fact, global auto manufacturers use the technology for several 3D machine vision applications, including  body assembly, powertrain form in place gaskets (FIPG) and windshield urethane.

Easy to Integrate, Rugged

Our Predator3D system mounts on a robotic arm around the adhesive dispensing nozzle and easily communicates with your dispenser protocols. It features a sensor with four high-speed 3D sensors that provide a 360-degree/3D view of adhesive or sealant beads up to 1,000 times per second. Embedded in the system, our user-friendly i-Cite software provides a 3D visualization of bead width, height, volume and location, detecting gaps or neck-downs. Built with a solid aluminum frame and no moving parts, Predator3D is designed to withstand impacts and adhesive spills.

Product Features

We can customize your Predator3D system with specialized software tools to fit your application, including:

  • RobotAssistTM, a software tool to simplify robot programming and reprogramming
  • ShapeEyeTM, a software tool for inspecting the size and shape of mastic dots
  • DotMasterTM, a specialized Predator3D sensor designed to inspect mastic dots larger than 20mm in diameter

Other product features include:

  • Quick, easy setup
  • Carried or pedestal mounting
  • Accurate inspection of bead location relative to part features
  • Configurable reporting and displays
  • Full part traceability with flexible archiving options
  • Auto repair gaps, neck downs
  • Z-tracking robot guidance capability reduces process variation
  • Impervious to ambient lighting and part color changes
  • Rugged crash-resistant construction

Robust3D for Error Proofing in Manufacturing Assembly

Solving Complex Assembly Challenges

Robust3D Error Proofing Solution
Today’s manufacturing assemblies require sophisticated error proofing solutions to ensure optimum product quality and performance. Manual mechanical probes and 2D machine vision cameras have proven unreliable and costly. Our Robust3DTM system uses cutting-edge Tru3DTM sensors and user-friendly i-Cite software to deliver reliable error-proofing solutions, particularly in automotive assembly applications.

High Performance, Easy to Install

Our compact, lightweight and versatile intelligent Robust3D solutions ensure smooth integration with your manufacturing assembly lines. In fact, we’ve implemented our Robust3D solutions in automotive and electronics industries across the globe.

Robust3D generates a 3D “as-built” model of a part assembly, imaging more than one million data points. Our proprietary i-Cite™ software applies various inspection criteria to catch every complex failure mode in the assembly process with unprecedented levels of assurance. With full 3D part data traceability, Robust3D solutions can diagnose many complex manufacturing issues upstream.

As an example, 3D machine vision applications for automotive parts assembly include piston assembly, rolling finger follower (RFF) assembly, valve assembly and end-of-line inspection.

Product Benefits

  • Oriented for end-user solutions
  • Fully robust
  • Detects all different failure modes
  • More than one year of data can be archived for full 3D part traceability, enabling upstream diagnosis of complex manufacturing issues
  • Hassle-free, re-configurable reports, delivering actionable information to optimize user experience
  • Easy system integration

3D Machine Vision Applications In Action

Predator3D Overview

Predator3D at Automate Show

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