Manufacturer of vision inspection, measuring & testing systems. Provider of 2D motorized & manual vision comparators in magnification ranges of 0.2-7x for aerospace, medical, automotive & other industries. ISO 17025 certified.
Machine vision systems are non-contact metrology tools that can automate quality assurance & inspection processes in manufacturing. These non-contact solutions are faster and more accurate than optical comparators compared to their predecessors and provide automation of QA/QC processes in this regard.
VISIONx Inc. of Pointe-Claire, Quebec blurs the technical definitions between vision systems and optical comparators with its VisionGauge digital comparator line. This system quickly compares machined parts against their CAD data using reflective illumination as well as laser depth measurement modules for depth measurements.
The system’s CAD Auto-Align and Pass/Fail software tools automatically align CAD drawings to physical parts and compare these with bi-directional tolerances in the CAD to determine pass/fail results in under two seconds, according to the company.
VisionGauge also offers a vertical version for parts that cannot fit on horizontal machines, with identical features including its vertical-travel rotary fixture that uses X, Y, Z and A axes to allow inspection angles from every direction. This system is ideal for larger, heavier parts used in Industrial Gas Turbines as its larger trunnion-based VisionGauge 550 Series digital comparator machine pairs well.
Comparators’ ability to measure small parts makes them the perfect solution for many applications. These tools illuminate workpieces from below and project their shadow onto a screen for inspection and measurement purposes, providing high throughput capacity with their use on flat parts or stampings.
Comparators are invaluable tools when it comes to saving time and effort in measuring applications such as tapes, Vernier callipers or micrometers. Splines in particular may involve multiple blended radii that are difficult to measure with traditional measuring instruments; using a comparator instead can make this task significantly faster than using manual tools alone.
Beauchemin noted that digital optic comparators such as his VisionGauge system are becoming increasingly popular due to their useful and functional nature. Combining optical inspection with automated processes for swift measurements, VisionGauge allows him to conduct tests quickly and reliably for features such as spline shapes, thread rolling dies, cooling holes in power components and energy components.
Distributor of both standard and customized non-contact vision inspection systems. Capabilities include the detection of surface flaws & defects for quality control, production, assembly, gauging & dimensional inspection as well as contract inspection services such as programming assistance, CAD design support assistance & machine relocation.
Multisensor CMMs use cameras and sensors to inspect parts for quality, dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and other characteristics automatically. These systems can automatically inspect linear dimensions such as points, lines, cycles, arcs, squares & rectangular holes; geometric size (perpendicularity, flatness & circularity); positioning & concentricity to inspect these features of quality.
Manufacturer of machine vision systems using line-scan, area-scan & structured light technology for applications including defect detection, assembly verification, non-contact surface and web inspection and part identification. Also provides visual inspection systems to the automotive, aerospace & flat glass industries with services including system integration, programmable automation, consulting assistance & CAD design assistance as well as machine gauging repair & calibration – ISO 17025 accredited.
Vision measuring systems are specially-tailored to measuring parts in environments with tight tolerances where standard measuring instruments such as measuring tapes, Vernier callipers or micrometers cannot be used. A vision measuring system captures an image of the part before processing it to judge whether or not it meets quality standards – this includes pre-processing operations to remove unwanted noise qualities while emphasizing desirable characteristics, stitching/registration operations that remove unwanted qualities that emphasize desired ones, image filtering thresholding pixel counting edge detection color analysis blob discovery manipulation pattern recognition optical character recognition (OCR/barcode reading) barcode reading or barcode reading/metrology gauging/metrology.
The Starrett AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System utilizes dual optical systems to enable inspection of an array of feature sizes and geometries on a single machine. A primary zoom lens enables inspection of small, intricate features while an secondary large field of view camera equipped with telecentric lens inspects broad areas simultaneously. Furthermore, this vision measuring system also supports touch probe options.