Goal of the project is the development of a "smart" camera for process control and fault detection in automation. The camera should take the role of several sensors and thus reduce the setup time for machines substantially. Two prototypes will be developed that are targeted at low-speed (40ms) as well as high-speed (1ms) applications. In most automatic assembly machines a large number of (sometimes expensive) sensors are used to check whether the machine is still operating correctly or to avoid collisions.
A typical situation is that a sensor has to make sure that a gripper is retracted, before the handled object moves on to the next station. The setup of these sensors and programming of the right timing in a PLC (programmable logic controller) program is a very time consuming process. Within the project a camera system will be developed that will help the 135000 SMEs in the European mechanical engineering industry in building their machines.
Fields of science
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencessoftware
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringsensorsoptical sensors
- social sciencessociologyindustrial relationsautomation
- engineering and technologymechanical engineering
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringrobotics
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Funding SchemeCooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts
70013 Agios Myronas
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