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,

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