When deployed in automotive inspection applications, machine vision improves efficiencies, increases accuracy, and saves money, among other benefits. Still, challenges and headaches exist. A free webcast on October 30 will dive into examples, as Nigel Holmes, Vision Technology Manager from Tenneco’s Powertrain Division, will share his experience of implementing and using a variety of machine vision systems.The presentation will cover applications of machine vision in automotive parts manufacturing, challenges of purchasing and implementing machine vision systems, and living with machine vision – when requirements evolve and scope creeps. Additionally, the content will address:
• Dealing with part-to-part variation
• Designing for part changeovers
• Monitoring for long-term shifts in performance
• IT challenges
Vision Technology Manager, Powertrain Division
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Aftermarket, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and the aftermarket, with 2018 revenues of $11.8 billion and approximately 81,000 employees worldwide. On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company.
In 2001, Tenneco (formerly Federal-Mogul Powertrain) established a Vision Technology Team designed to accelerate the adoption of machine vision technology. The team develops solutions to challenging inspection problems and helps its manufacturing facilities utilize the latest machine vision technologies.
The team has been led since its inception by Nigel Holmes. Nigel has a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from the University of Birmingham, a Masters in Engineering Management from Eastern Michigan University, and is an AIA Certified Vision Professional - Advanced.
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