Airbags are subject to strict quality standards to ensure passenger safety. The fabric and stitching affects the final product and, therefore, must be inspected for features such as stitch length, missed stitches and seam issues. These kinds of quality issues are often missed or hard to detect in manual inspection.
Cognex vision systems enable manufactures to automate the airbag stitching inspection process and achieve greater accuracy compared to manual inspection. The vision system verifies that airbags meet specification by accurately measuring stitch length and seam location, regardless of material or process variations.