Micro cups vision inspection 

The question was to create a fully automatic test and sorting machine. Working from bulk, every cup had to be separated and lined up for a quality inspection. These deep drawn molybdenum cups measure : diameter= Ø1.0mm, height= 3mm.

Inspection criteria: 
Mechanical surface defects like holes, deformations, cracks, scratches and indents
Optical surface inspection on smoothness
12 cups/second


Correct cup (left) and defects; no bottom, indents & scratches
 


Bulk supply of micro cups
                             
                                               
From bulk to single cups
   


Line up of cups on the carrier
 

Cup carrier transport into the vision area

 

Eight cameras are used for one cup at the time
 

End station separation of the good & the bad cups (built in 2005)