Vision system products for automotive assembly

For a Chinese automotive assembly application, Check Automation System Company proposed using a Teledyne Dalsa Geva1000 vision system with Sherlock software, as well as Genie high-resolution 2 MB 1,600 x 1,200 pixel cameras.


Check Automation System Company, for a Chinese automotive assembly application, proposed a Teledyne Dalsa Geva1000 vision system with Sherlock software, as well as Genie high-resolution 2 MB 1,600 x 1,200 pixel cameras. (For more application information, see "Vision system boosts productivity, reduces costs at automobile assembly plant below.")

Geva1000 with two Genie cameras processes images on two assembly lines simultaneously. Triggered independently, the two Genie cameras take images at a rate of 15 frames per second. Flexibility to accommodate two types of inspections simultaneously is unique to the Geva1000 vision system.

The system supports the asynchronous acquisition of images with Sherlock software, which uses its Search Tool-said to be one of the quickest and most accurate pattern-matching tools in the industry-to analyze the images to identify the coordinates of all positions and ensure alignment. The Sherlock software also shares the images with the manufacturer's database, which facilitates communication between the vision system and the facility's existing technology, streamlining the production process and ensuring quality control.

The manufacturer also identified a number of key advantages of the Teledyne Dalsa Geva1000 vision system. Sherlock software provides unmatched calibration capabilities to minimize the barrel distortion common with such a large object. With Sherlock's GUI, the customer can do virtually everything, from operation to maintenance to training. Simplicity and adaptability were among reasons it chose the Geva1000 from Teledyne Dalsa and not another solution.

Check Automation System Company and Teledyne Dalsa teams are available to assist, if needed. The Teledyne Dalsa Geva1000 vision system has performed flawlessly and become critical to the high level of productivity and accuracy the manufacturing plant is now able to achieve, but even with such an easy-to-use solution, it is important to know that support is available if needed.

If the positioning is accurate, the Geva1000 communicates with the robotic arms via built-in I/O and RSS232 industrial standard communications protocol to guide the robotic arms to lift the part onto the assembly line.

- Steve Zhu is Teledyne Dalsa director of sales for Asia; edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering,

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me