This machine was designed
to replace manual visual inspection of brass shell casings for
the correct internal application of primer powder. The machine
consists of a pneumatic feed system that loads trays with shell
casings that are conveyed under a digital camera that inspects
for the proper application of primer powder. If the real time
digital video processing determines the primer powder application
is correct, it is conveyed to a pneumatic take away system; otherwise
it is rejected from the process line.
RSView Studio Machine Edition provides the operator interface
via a touch screen to control the machine as well as showing status
and alarming. The digital video processing software, DVT FrameWorks,
is configured to determine whether each individual shell casing
meets the necessary quality control requirements. System throughput
speed of approximately 100,000 parts/hour.
The conveyors are powered by servos to increment the trays under
the digital cameras for inspection of each row of shell casings.
Once trays are emptied they are conveyed back to the infeed to
be refilled and inspected again.