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BRICORK: a vision system for automating the manufacture of cork stoppers
Author(s): Roger Davies; Bento A. Brazio Correia; Fernando D. Carvalho; Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues; Luis Alberto Almeida Ferreira
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a vision system at the heart of a machine capable of manufacturing cork stoppers automatically. The vision system, which uses three monochrome CCD cameras and a solid-state laser, is capable of generating an optimized punching pattern for producing cork stoppers from strips of raw cork material introduced by an unskilled operator. The vision system allows objective quality control constraints to be applied and decreases the amount of waste produced when compared with the manual method. A fully functioning prototype of the machine has been built and successfully tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1989, Computer Vision for Industry, (17 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164871
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Roger Davies, INETI (Portugal)
Bento A. Brazio Correia, INETI (Portugal)
Fernando D. Carvalho, INETI (Portugal)
Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues, INETI (Portugal)
Luis Alberto Almeida Ferreira, EID (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1989:
Computer Vision for Industry
Donald W. Braggins, Editor(s)

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