Radiant Vision Systems's Inspect.assembly system

Radiant Vision Systems announced the Inspect.assembly system for in-line assembly verification

  • Radiant Vision Systems announced the release of the Inspect.assembly system, a turnkey automated visual inspection station for in-line assembly verification.
  • The Inspect.assembly system detects the presence, position, and integrity of components including screws, cables, connectors, and other critical features before final device enclosure to automate assembly inspection.
  • Inspect.assembly’s imaging capability combined with custom-configured software allow manufacturers to catch subtle errors that human inspectors, standard machine vision systems, and functional testing may miss.

Radiant’s Inspect.assembly system is a turnkey inspection station that employs ProMetric Y imaging systems with camera resolution (up to 29 megapixels) and dynamic range (above 70 dB. Applied in photometric measurement of light and color in displays and backlit components, ProMetric cameras capture fine-detail images with a level of precision that rivals human visual acuity. Inspect.assembly is fully-integrated with Radiant camera, lighting, fixturing, and software.

This vision technology solves critical inspection challenges through a combination of the image registration & analysis functions of the camera with proprietary machine vision “super tools” in Inspect Software, which blend multiple machine vision software algorithms in a single tool to enable comprehensive analysis of specific features. For instance, a tool can be engineered with the unique algorithms required to locate the routing path of a cable to ensure that it is properly seated around guides on a board-based assembly.

Occupying the same physical footprint as a human operator on the line, the Inspect.assembly system rolls onto moving conveyers, adjusting to heights from 525-950 mm. The system features a touch screen for results monitoring, adjustment of inspection tolerances, and part changes. The system’s Inspect Software is pre-configured with multiple inspection tool recipes specific to each part, enabling adaptability to line changeover. The system also offers reporting functionality, barcode reading, and data output for traceability of inspection results and process control to improve operations for reducing product returns and recalls.