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Orientation And Inspection Of Component Parts
Author(s): Alan Pugh; Keith Waddon; W. B. Heginbotham
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Paper Abstract

Inspection of manufactured components for automatic assembly identifies two distinct aspects of the problem. The more obvious requirement of checking for tolerance is clearly important. However, a separate and equally important feature of the problem is the examination of components for gross defects which arise during manufacture. It is these which lead to the 'jamming' of feeders prior to the assembly operation. The work described in this paper details methods of checking for gross defects within a microprocessing environment. It is anticipated that the cost is such that it could be tolerated within the budget for a parts feeding package. The flexibility of integrating a linear photo-diode array with a microprocessing computer provides a further, and perhaps more significant, advantage in that the determination of orientation of component parts is inherent within the system. It is conceivable therefore, that a general 'computer' tooled bowl feeder might prove a real competitor to the mechanically tooled alternative.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1978
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0145, Industrial Applications of Solid State Image Scanners, (1 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956597
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Alan Pugh, The University of Nottingham (England)
Keith Waddon, Tecquipment Ltd. (England)
W. B. Heginbotham, The University of Nottingham (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0145:
Industrial Applications of Solid State Image Scanners
David J. Purll, Editor(s)

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