Machine vision aids engine assembly

Intelligent cameras team with RFID to check placement of automotive flywheels, pulleys, and screws.

Mar 27th, 2006

Intelligent cameras team with RFID to check placement of automotive flywheels, pulleys, and screws.

As a joint venture between Mitsubishi Motors and DaimlerChrysler, MDC Power manufactures three- and four-cylinder 1.1-, 1.3-, and 1.5-liter aluminum cylinder-block engines for vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Colt. Each engine version can be manufactured with an automatic or manual transmission, which determines the type of flywheel used. To automate the inspection of these engine blocks, IIM helped develop a system to visually inspect completed engine subassemblies to ensure correct parts placement.

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