Assembly in Action: X-ray Unit Uses Sensors
KMV Technologies (Rockford, IL) wanted to develop a device that combines X-ray vision with a smart camera. KMV's InnerVision X-ray unit combines those technologies. Development was possible by using DVT's (Duluth, GA) SmartImage sensor.
InnerVision is suitable for inspecting injection-molded parts, liquid levels in nontransparent containers, pharmaceutical tubes, pin alignment on electrical connectors, and virtually any other machine vision application with parts that are hidden from view. "With this unit, DVT Smart Cameras can perform their full array of functionality in applications that, before this time, could not be handled by conventional Smart Cameras. There is vast potential here for hundreds of new applications, and we want to move aggressively into this untapped arena," says Karl Floody, president of KMV Technologies.
Because the unit uses low-level X-ray intensities, no harmful X-rays are emitted while in operation, making it completely safe for operators. The DVT Legend 540 camera is built into the unit, making operation easy and efficient. The unit can be easily configured for automatic in-line or rotary table inspection as well as manual off-line shuttle systems.
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