Oil Cap Assembly
Vision sensors control part orientation
Vision sensors eliminate downtimeTo detect inverted o-rings a Cognex® vision sensor may be used to view singulated o-rings as they exit the feeder bowl. In this application, when the vision sensor detects an o-ring in the image, it would position a pattern sensor in the correct location to verify the presence or absence of the sealing bead. If the sealing bead were missing, the vision sensor would send an output to trigger a mechanism to send the inverted o-ring back into the feeder bowl to be recirculated.
Ensuring proper o-ring orientation with Cognex vision sensors error-proofs the oil cap assembly process to reduce waste, eliminate unnecessary downtime and increase throughput.