The Cognex vision systems confirms the presence of critical powertrain
components such as clutch packs, carriers, constant velocity joints, valve
bodies, pistons, seals and snap rings. The system also sends the inspection
result with images for archiving to the plants IT system to help minimize
recalls. Powerful patented vision tools, configured without the need for
programming, ensure that the correct parts have been used, and that they meet
rigorous tolerance requirements.
Powertrain manufacturers use Cognex
vision software and hardware to determine the 3D orientation of engine block
serial numbers to help achieve a very fast error-free visual confirmation for
Cognex vision systems accurately locates the position of
glue beads on powertrain part surfaces and measures their widths to detects
gaps. Automating the inspection of glue bead seal integrity prevents oil and
coolant leaks and can eliminate costly engine recalls.