Innovative Glass Inspection System Uses AVT Cameras (Video Demonstration)

High-tech inspection for maximum precision

The Guppy PRO F-201B is a very small and robust machine vision camera with a 2-Megapixel monochrome sensor from Sony. It delivers up to 14 frames per second (fps) at full resolution which is fast enough to capture the 4 images per second required. The Stingray F-145B is a richly featured and highly modular machine vision camera fitted with a 1.4 Megapixel Sony CCD-Sensor. It delivers up to 16fps at full resolution. Both cameras are connected to the host-computer via an IEEE 1394b high-speed FireWire interface. “We selected the AVT cameras because of their outstanding price/performance ratio”, says Ali Sami Gözükırmızı, Development Engineer at E3TAM. “They are really solid and great cameras for industrial inspection”.

Glass – a challenging product to inspect

As in any mass-production industry, automated inspection and quality control using industrial image processing can significantly improve quality assurance and productivity of glass tableware manufacturing.  However, inspecting glass brings specific challenges because of the nature of the product itself.

Glass is very challenging to inspect because of its physical and optical properties: it is transparent, reflects and refracts light and may act as a lens depending on its shape. This makes it particularly difficult to capture digital images that can be processed by software to detect defects. Additionally, glass is fragile and must be handled with care.

To meet these challenges, O2KS, an innovative machine vision system by E3TAM is specifically designed for the inspection of glass. Headquartered in Istanbul, E3TAM is a leading provider of machine vision solutions in Turkey.

More information on AVT cameras.

 

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