Machine-vision workcell checks auto interiors

Multiple cameras, frame grabbers, and lighting assemblies team up to ensure car-seat quality.

Multiple cameras, frame grabbers, and lighting assemblies team up to ensure car-seat quality.

Andrew Waller, a director with Industrial Vision Systems (IVS), says, "Automakers outsource their interior-system requirements to maximize quality and reduce costs. Not only do the companies manufacture auto interior systems, they design them, integrate them, and deliver them to locations around the world." And, it is imperative that every product shipped is meticulously inspected. For example, last year IVS developed a machine-vision system to ensure the integrity of engine manifolds for Mahle Filter Systems (see Vision Systems Design, October 2006, p. 63).

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