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VISION INSPECTION SYSTEM PROJECT SUMMARY
Pipeline Design & Engineering created an automated vision inspection machine to measure shaft RPM, torque, pressure, vibration, straightness & length. See video below.

TEAM:
Mechanical Engineer
Controls engineer/programmer
Machine shop vendors

DESIGN TOOLS USED:
SolidWorks 3D CAD
3D printer

MARKET:
Medical Devices

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Measure shaft RPM, vibration, straightness, torque, and pressure
  • Be modular to accept multiple devices
  • Automated with simple UI for repeatable inspection
  • Turnkey system fully self contained on a cart

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

Pipeline’s customer needed a simple way to test a large volume of devices during their R&D stage. Extensive custom mechanical design was incorporated to provide the positioning and movement of the various devices and inspection elements (namely the machine vision camera). Multiple motors were incorporated along with position switches to ensure movement started and stopped at the intended locations.

Once the mechanical systems were built and validated, the programming was refined so all tests were performed automatically with the simple press of a button from the operator. This ensured that the tests were performed in a repeatable manner each time, and thus no variation was introduced into the testing protocol by operators.

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