Automotive Manufacturing


Figure 1: Metal and plastic automotive parts feed from a hopper into vibratory feeders, and then into programmable FlexiBowl feeders that separate the parts, allowing a robot to make picks. (Photos courtesy of Skye Automation.)
Automotive Manufacturing

Machine vision system inspects mixed model automotive components

July 28, 2021
Automated inspection system combines industrial cameras, robots, flexible part feeders, and vision software to inspect 15 different part types.
Software locates the plastic cooling fan hub to set the search region for the OCR tool, which moves the region part-to-part, making the search more repeatable.

Computational imaging system verifies automotive fan parts

May 7, 2020
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan deployed a machine vision system capable of performing optical character recognition (OCR) on embossed characters on black plastic automotive cooling...
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Factory Automation

Image gallery: 2019 Innovators Awards honoree presentation at Automate 2019

April 15, 2019
On Monday, April 8 at Automate 2019, Vision Systems Design hosted its fifth annual Innovators Awards presentation, judged by a panel of fourteen judges including systems integrators...
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Embedded Vision

February 2019 snapshots: Chain drive inspection, machine learning cars, automated grocery checkout, drone wind turbine inspections, wheelchairs driven by face recognition, new thermal imaging capability added to line of drones

Feb. 21, 2019
In the February 2019 snapshots, learn about a machine vision inspection system for a critical component in automobile manufacturing, a machine learning development kit with its...
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Cameras and Accessories

Novel inspection system characterizes shiny reflective parts

Jan. 16, 2019
Shiny, reflective parts such as automobile fixtures and bathroom fittings are supplied in numerous sizes. configurations and coatings. To inspect such products for defects requires...
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Automotive Manufacturing

Deep learning promises automotive inspection improvements

Oct. 1, 2018
Deploying deep learning-based machine vision systems in automotive manufacturing applications may offer a new and useful tool that can fill gaps in manufacturing inspection.
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Cameras and Accessories

3D machine vision camera from Chromasens targets automotive inspection applications

Aug. 22, 2018
New to the line of 3DPIXA 3D line scan cameras from Chromasens is the 3DPIXA dual 200 µm HR, which offers a 55 in. field of view for inspection applications such as automotive...
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Cameras and Accessories

Machine vision system inspects and verifies correct assembly of butterfly valves

July 25, 2018
When a Tier 1 supplier of automotive exhaust system components turned toward automation for quality inspection, it reached out to Neff Group Distributors to develop a machine ...
Automotive Manufacturing

Smart camera and vision algorithms combine for robotic vision guidance platform

July 1, 2018
Recognition Robotics’ Robeye All-In-One (RAIO) camera leverages an ADLINK smart camera that runs vision algorithms directly on the camera and is used to provide vision guidance...