Automotive PCV Valve Inspection
A manufacturer of automotive PCV valves needed an automatic method of inspecting to ensure that the nozzle was not deformed or dented and that the valve crimp was not over pressed.
Stand-alone inspection system retrofitted to existing part handling system. Diffuse fluorescent illumination lighting the part from the top. Two cameras (side and top with FOV of 1" and 2" respectively. Cycle time: 2 sec.
Part number of the inspected part is selected from a Windows recipe menu. Parts are automatically indexed into an inspection station by existing material handling system. A Part-In-Place signal triggers the camera to acquire an image. Software tools detect the various attributes. After all attributes are verified, a digital output is sent to the material handling system for either acceptance or rejection.