Quality and Process Control- Thermal Pattern Recognition

As assembly processes become more automated and operate at higher speeds, so too should quality assurance processes.

31 Dec, 2020

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Quality and Process Control- Thermal Pattern Recognition

The Customer's Challenge

As assembly processes become more automated and operate at higher speeds, so too should quality assurance processes. The goal of quality assurance should be to find problems and then solve them quickly and efficiently to prevent bottlenecking, downtime, and/or faulty packaging or products from leaving the facility. An investment in better quality assurance can save an organization precious time and money.

The Customer's Challenge

As assembly processes become more automated and operate at higher speeds, so too should quality assurance processes. The goal of quality assurance should be to find problems and then solve them quickly and efficiently to prevent bottlenecking, downtime, and/or faulty packaging or products from leaving the facility. An investment in better quality assurance can save an organization precious time and money.

Left to right: paper manufacturing, automotive applications, circuit board validation

The Technology

FLIR offers a range of fixed-mount thermal imaging solutions to stream temperature linear data or radiometric data through communication protocols such as GigE Vision and RTSP. The infrared camera works with a variety of software to interpret images, including Cognex Designer Pro, NI Software, Pleora Ebus, Teledyne, and Spinaker SDK. Uncompromised data is repeatably and reliably generated from thermal detector arrays in either 320 × 240 or 640 × 480 options offering up to ±2°C (±3.6°F) accuracy within temperature ranges of -40°C to 2000°C (-40°F to 3632°F). FLIR thermal cameras can be tailored to your application: select manual or automatic focus or change the lens when the field of view needs to be modified. Thanks to its unique compressed radiometric output, these cameras avoid overburdening processors. They also add value to your system by pairing a built-in visual camera and LEDs in partnership with the infrared camera.

Left to right: FLIR A700™ Thermal Image Streaming Camera, FLIR A615™ Thermal Machine Vision Camera, FLIR A65™ IR Temperature Sensor

31 Dec, 2020

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FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat ... learn more

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