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Since our inception in 2002, Machine Vision Consulting has been an integral solutions provider in the Semiconductor and Electronics industry. We have worked with leading firms on both R&D and practical machine vision solutions such as PCB inspection, end defects in a fiber bundle, and microscopic flow visualization.

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Fiber Bundle Inspection

The Machine Vision System detects defects in the end of a fiber bundle. The fiber bundles were initially inspected visually with the aid of a video camera. The video image is displayed to the operator, and a visual catalog is used to try to detect and classify defects in the rod. The vision system uses a high resolution video camera to automatically detect and classify defects.

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System & Vision Requirements

  • Detect flaws in fiber optic bundles containing over 10 thousand individual fibers
  • Each bundle is divided into concentric circular quality areas that have different flaw-acceptance requirements
  • Flaws such as single-fiber defects, adjacent-greys (2-fiber), triads (3-fiber), and multi-fiber clusters are detected and categorized
  • Outputs include a pdf-file report and a Comma-Separated-Value spreadsheet data file containing all of the defect information and statistics for each bundle inspected
  • Inspection is manually controlled from a custom keypad engineered exclusively for operators

Vision Technology

  • Uses Cognex VisionPro software library
  • High Resolution (5-megapixel) IEEE 1394 Firewire camera