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Gearbox Inspection

Gearbox Inspection

Gearbox Inspection

The Challenge:

A manufacturer of gearbox assemblies needed to guarantee a watertight seal . The assemblies  move on a an indexed conveyor and at various stations different operations to the gearbox take place. There are numerous variants of gearbox being assembled on the same line. At one station a 2mm bead of sealant is applied automatically by a robot. The sealant needs to be checked for presence, position, voids and any variations in its width. Zero defect assemblies are crucial in the assembly and the sealant is a major part of this. When a defect is identified an alarm needs to be triggered to prompt the operator to remove it from the line so it can be re-worked.

Our Solution:

Gearbox Inspection

Gearbox Inspection

The sealant is located, measured and checked for defects using a machine vision system incorporating a ‘bead detection’ algorithm. The results are displayed to the operator on a touchscreen and transmitted to the PLC for further information processing.

The camera is integrated to machine, PLCs and screens for the operator to help identify manufacturing faults.

Since our foundation in 1967, ABCON has supplied automation controls and sensor technology into most types of manufacturing process and industry sectors. We have always moved with the times, supplying the latest sensing technology as it becomes commercially available. Throughout our history we have continually formed alliances with some of the Worlds leading manufacturers of sensor technology.

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