Machine vision quality control of molded plastic parts
- Advanced Manufacturing
During the moulding process and the ejection from the machine, various defects can appear on the plastic parts, which were checked manually before. Within this Project, an automatic machine vision inspection and manipulation system were specified and verified.
Those can now manipulate eight products from the moment they are produced to the moment they are individually inspected and classified as good of faulty. The integrated machine vision quality leads to several benefits, such as cost and error reduction, accuracy, productivity, increase in overall efficiency, and collection of statistical data.
Key success factors
Support received from the involved KET TCs, researchers, and engineers, as well as their motivation for finding the best possible solution, were the key success factors. The Project helped the company upgrade its knowledge about machine vision technology and learn the possibilities of its future growth.