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Inline Automation Vision Inspection Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060752D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Deimel, LG: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby an inline automation vision inspection fixture and supporting frame incorporates a printed circuit card-holding fixture and multiple camera-mounting fixture. The concept is unique in that it houses all the vision inspection devices in one frame member. The inline automation vision inspection apparatus is made up of three basic units: 1. A printed circuit card-holding fixture which provides lighting and camera-mounting hardware for visual inspection. It is designed for robotic automation so as to position printed circuit cards for inspection of the component side or the solder side, inspection of the lead through surface and of hole inspection. The holding fixture, as shown in Fig.

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Inline Automation Vision Inspection Apparatus

A technique is described whereby an inline automation vision inspection fixture and supporting frame incorporates a printed circuit card-holding fixture and multiple camera-mounting fixture. The concept is unique in that it houses all the vision inspection devices in one frame member. The inline automation vision inspection apparatus is made up of three basic units: 1. A printed circuit card- holding fixture which provides lighting and camera-mounting hardware for visual inspection. It is designed for robotic automation so as to position printed circuit cards for inspection of the component side or the solder side, inspection of the lead through surface and of hole inspection. The holding fixture, as shown in Fig. 1, consists of a unistrut frame 1, card-holder fixture 2, top supporting plate 3, camera-mounting fixture 4, hardware T-nut 5, X-Y table 6, mounting plate 7, supporting shelf for optic power packs 8, and lower shelf 9. 2. A printed circuit board fixture is used for visual inspection of printed circuit boards and cards of various sizes. A typical position of the printed circuit board or card 10 is shown in Fig. 2. The printed circuit board fixture, for visual inspection, will accept any board size. This is accomplished with T-slots 11 milled in rectangular plate card- holder fixture 2 at horizontal and vertical positions as well as at 45-degree angles. Optical support post 12, card support posts 13, card cent...