This Flashing, Debris, Surface Damage Inspection application inspects transfer case seals for damage or tears. It could be easily repurposed to inspect any large circular parts that need to be inspected on multiple surfaces. This is an operator-driven inspection cell, but automation can be easily implemented with the addition of a two-axis robot.
This machine was designed to utilize two (2) Cognex 3DS topography vision systems to inspect for flashing, debris, surface damage, or other miscellaneous defect types on an O-ring seal used in most transmission transfer cases. If no failure is detected, the machine uses vision guidance to orient the part in front of a Keyence laser marker which applies the Julian date that the part was manufactured. This operator driven system uses two (2) Yamaha servos, Safety Light Curtains, rotary servo, and laser marker.