Brake Disk Manufacturer Refines Quality Assessment with Vision System
Matrox Design Assistant X vision software optimizes quality assurance verification with highly efficient algorithms
“With human inspectors, it is natural that product samples, especially those close to the limit between good and bad, will be assessed differently by different operators. The likelihood of these differences increases after humans have worked a few hours and are tired,” notes Pistilli, “but with a vision system, in addition to the enhanced quality control, the inspections are repeatable 24 hours a day and the machines perform faster than any operator could.”
With the new Matrox Imaging-based vision system, quality control inspection occurs faster and with greater accuracy and repeatability than with the prior manual inspection process. The result? Fewer non-optimal brake disks passing through the inspection process.
Perfection under pressure
Every camera has a different shooting position; images are captured while the disks pass through the inspection tunnel on the moving production line. As the system comprises multiple cameras, Pistilli notes, “Matrox Design Assistant X is the right tool because of its ability to spread the load over the available CPU cores, and the possibility to synchronize all elements of the systems with ease. Moreover, this flowchart-based software allowed our developers to focus more on achieving our desired accuracy and performance, and the algorithm logic, instead of worrying about coding.”