3D Machine Vision Process Control Solutions for Dispensing Applications
In the age of automation and robotics, manufacturers utilizing automated dispensing in their assembly lines face growing challenges to maintain process control of their manufacturing processes. To eliminate errors and optimize product quality, they increasingly need the help of machine vision based “eyes of automation”. Whether manufacturing automobiles or medical devices, they need high-speed inspection tools to confirm the accuracy of their dispensing process and the overall quality of their products.
The answer lies with Coherix advanced 3D machine vision products for dispensing applications. Our solutions use proven inspection tools combined with advanced analysis, visualization and process control methods that can prevent and automatically repair defects caught by the system.
Predator3D™ and Predator3D™ Pro
Coherix Predator3D in-line 3D machine vision for dispensing applications inspects adhesive, sealant, thermal paste, urethane, glue and RTV height, width, volume and location. It provides real-time, robust 3D information on the quality of the dispensed bead with 100% part traceability.
Predator3D enables value-added process control features:
- Auto Repair™ – automatically repairs gaps and neck downs with no human intervention
- LocationMaster™ – locates a part in 3D space and sends offset to the robot to alter the dispensing path accordingly
- RobotAssist™ – assists programmers in maintaining the correct nozzle distance and overall tool angle relative to the part surface
- Nozzle Check™ – ensures that there is no material build-up around the dispensing nozzle
- Z-Tracking™ – dynamically adapts to each part’s individual variations to maintain acceptable tip to part distance, preventing broken nozzles and scrapped parts
Coherix Predator3D GlassMaster Pro provides a complete in-line, robust 3D inspection of high-profile glass urethane bead height, width, volume and position. GlassMaster Pro enables customers to increase yields while avoiding false rejects and optimize their overall dispensing process with 100% part traceability. Process control solutions available include LocationMaster, Z-Tracking, Nozzle Check and RobotAssist.
Coherix Predator3D PrimerMaster Pro delivers a complete in-line inspection solution with 100% part traceability for the primer and isopropyl alcohol dispensing process. It provides real-time information on primer width and location, and is a rugged, reliable and on-the-fly inspection solution that ensures properly dispensed primer without slowing down the production process. LocationMaster is available to locate a part in 3D space before dispensing primer and send the offset to the robot to alter the dispensing path as needed.
Coherix Predator3D DotMaster presents a complete in-line inspection of the mastic dot dispensing process with 100% part traceability. It enables real-time, robust 3D information on the quality of dispensed adhesive dots and other unique shapes up to 38mm in diameter. DotMaster reduces process variation and minimizes production down time caused by robot re-programming. Available process control solutions include LocationMaster, Nozzle Check and RobotAssist.
Coherix Predator3D SwirlMaster Pro provides a complete in-line inspection of the swirl bead dispensing process. It enables real-time, robust 3D information on the quality of dispensed swirl beads. SwirlMaster Pro enables customers to improve product quality, while increasing throughput. Process control solutions available include LocationMaster, Nozzle Check and RobotAssist.