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Final Report - PRO2CONTROL (On-line Control of Drawing and Blanking Processes and of Quality of the Product by Fusion of Sensors and Artificial Vision Techniques)

Funded under: FP6-SME

Abstract

PRO2CONTROL was a European funded project with the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) whose main objective was to develop a complete control system to be fitted on the ensemble press-tooling in order to assure a zero-defect in forming industries consecrated to the manufacturing of small-sized workparts.

The aim was to get a complete diagnosis and control over the quality of the production and of the state of the production goods. As a result, the control system had to be able to integrate the capabilities of state-of-the-art control systems for forming processes and to fulfill the new objective of complete control of the quality of the part.

Two complementary methods were considered: the use of Acoustic emission (AE) and load measurement technologies, which includes a sensor set mounted on the press and the tooling, the electronic needed for the conditioning and a monitoring system installed on a PC, as well as an Artificial vision (AV) system, which is includes a set of cameras and a flexible image processing system for the detection of defects in real-time.

The second part of the project concerned the on-line detection of defective parts at the forming facilities using artificial vision techniques with two main purposes: at first to avoid sending any defective parts to the customers and second to decrease as much as possible the internal production of defective parts.

Finally, the third part of the project concerned the development of intelligent controllers able to control sheet metal forming processes as human expert operators do but in an automatic way.

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Record Number: 10974 / Last updated on: 2012-04-12
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