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MOVABLE VISION CELL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026715D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 122K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Conventional visions inspection systems that determine the presence or absence of article on assembly lines or that measure the dimensions of articles on assembly lines are designed to serve in one location only. Since vision systems are set up in fixed predetermined locations, they have very little flexibility to change operational specifications in order to meet changing daily requirements of current production systems. Due to this inflexibility, vision inspection systems are limited to the number parts that can be assembled before blocking another part by either limiting or inhibiting the visibility of parts under inspection. Organizing assembly lines to account for limits set by vision inspection systems causes poor assembly line balance as well as restricted or limited use of vision inspections systems. Adding to the inflexibility of visions systems is a requirement that a vision system be precisely located within a vision cell.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MOVABLE VISION CELL

Jan J. van der Steen Wim P. Claus

Proposed Classification
U.S. c1.901/001 Int. C1. B25j 05/00

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 18, No. 2 MarcWAprill993 237

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MOVABLE VISION CELL (Cont'd)

Conventional visions inspection systems that determine the presence or absence of article on assembly lines or that measure the dimensions of articles on assembly lines are designed to serve in one location only. Since vision systems are set up in fixed predetermined locations, they have very little flexibility to change operational specifications in order to meet changing daily requirements of current production systems. Due to this inflexibility, vision inspection systems are limited to the number parts that can be assembled before blocking another part by either limiting or inhibiting the visibility of parts under inspection. Organizing assembly lines to account for limits set by vision inspection systems causes poor assembly line balance as well as restricted or limited use of vision inspections systems. Adding to the inflexibility of visions systems is a requirement that a vision system be precisely located within a vision cell.

Proposed is a new flexible method of positioning visions systems in vision cells without restricting the mobility of the vision system. Shown in Figure 1 and mounted on frame 2 is the proposed vision system that is mobile between visio...