Even though the automotive industry already has several automated manufacturing processes, it still relies heavily on human visual inspection. Among others, the automotive industry is able to implement automated inspection solutions using machine vision technology. Let’s have a look PEKAT VISION latest case study, in cooperation with MTS, spol. s.r.o, on a reflective surface (inspection of hood). Both Pekat Vision and MTS, spol. s.r.o has performed a feasibility study for surface inspection. In order to increase the visibility of the defects, they have projected a line pattern over the targetted area of the hood.
The next step involves using a 5MP area scan camera for image acquisition. Then, these pictures were uploaded to PEKAT VISION software. Lastly, we have trained our Surface Detection module for the detection of specific defect types, such as scratches, dust, varnish defects, and other surface defects.
PEKAT VISION Surface Detection module then displayed precise heat maps over the defective areas.