MACHINE VISION FOR SURFACE INSPECTION IN UNMANNED PRODUCTION OF FLYWHEELS

This paper describes the inspection system, the production line and the experiences of the introduction of machine vision. The inspection system checks that no casting voids occur on the surfaces of the flywheel. Two cameras inspect one side of the flywheel each. All defects larger than 1 sq mm are detected. The inspection time is less than 20 s. The production line is built around three industrial robots. 80 flywheels per hour are produced. The surface inspection is done before drilling. This facilitates the image analysis and shows the advantages of considering the vision system in the layout of the production line. The production line has been working for one year at Volvo komponenter AB in Sweden. The inspection system is based on the machine vision system Saab EVS 300.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ISATA 84, "In Pursuit of Technical Excellence". Proceedings Volume 2. International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation with particular reference to Vehicle Management Systems and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Milan, Italy 24-28 September 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Automotive Automotion Limited

    42 Lloyd Park Avenue
    Croydon CRO 5SB, Surrey,   England 

    Alfa Romeo Auto SpA

    Milan,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Hellman, T
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISATA 84102, HS-038 516
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM