Modular measuring system for rubber seals
The manual measurement of objects can be very labour-intensive and time consuming. To relieve the employees of a manufacturer of frame seals, phil-vision developed an optical measuring system to check the dimensional accuracy of free form gaskets automatically and precisely.
Previously, a manufacturer of frame seals checked the dimensional accuracy of rubber gaskets at random intervals at a single test station. This measuring and testing process, which was carried out manually by a person, should be automated and run randomly in future.
The development of an interactive system solution presented us with several challenges. The main problem was the almost infinite number of different seals that had to be measured. In addition, the solution had to be highly accurate, easy to operate and be able to be adapted quickly and flexibly to a wide variety of seals. Last but not least, the customer wanted a cost-efficient system that they could install themselves.
This task was successfully solved with a precise optical system based on a high-resolution camera with telecentric lens and different lighting scenarios.