Cincinnati Automation built a version of an assembly verification system that took parts directly out of an overlay injection press and oriented them with a feeder bowl where they were then received into a rotating inspection station. The inspection station used a pneumatic squeeze tester and vision system to confirm the overlay was properly injected into place and fully seated. From there the part moved to another inspection station to confirm a different set of features including presence of a through hole. If the inspections passed, the part exited the machine into a collection bin, if not, it would be kept in containment inside the machine.
The inspection system included four 5MP Keyence cameras on an XG-X vision controller. The automation included a cleated riser conveyor, custom feeder bowl, and pneumatic pick and place system. The access doors were interlocked and the system was controlled with an Allen Bradley PLC.
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