OMRON launches industry’s first 2D, visual inspection machine
OMRON Corporation has introduced industry’s first ‘VT-M121: 2D dimension and visual inspection machine’ that performs dimension and visual inspection simultaneously to detect scratches and cracks on products. The VT-M121 demonstrates feasible full inspection to meet required quality standards of the automotive industry in full cooperation with SIIX Corporation, which is Japan’s largest provider of Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) and works to improve the production quality of electronics components to increase their reliability. Instead of the inspection process of the sampling inspection by operators, VT-M121 enables full inspection automatically in the production line and contributes to achieving ‘zero defect’ in automotive electronics which is one of the key requisites to maintain high quality and reliability.
Along with the progress in the development of automotive technology such as ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), self-driving, and EVs (Electric Vehicles), globally, the installation rates of important electrical safety components have been increasing, such as – millimetre-wave radar to detect vehicles and pedestrians with wireless connection, electronics mirror mounted as replacement of the current side view mirror & inside rearview mirror, and LED headlamps. However, these high-density and miniaturized automobile electric components require time to conduct their visual inspection.
The VT-M121 enables detection of defects like or even more precisely than a human eye by using the sophisticated image-processing system ‘FH series’ with illumination pattern of MDMC Light that can flexibly change the illumination colour and the angle. By the simultaneous dimension and visual inspection, the machine reduces the inspection time and improves the dimension and inspection performance with ‘the repeat accuracy 10 μm’.