Challenges in Rubber industry
The measurements of rubber key production features were performed with a Numetrix NX3D-50 – high resolution 3D surface digitizer. The presence of production defects are easily detected and monitored. We are able to detect and class such defects as: ‘oversized diameter’, ‘stripper cut’, ‘small lump’, ‘drag marks’, ‘broken wire’, ‘air pocket’ and various ‘lay line’ issues.
Reliable measurements of the rubber components features and representation of the 3D digitized surface excels the control quality process and allows for both lab development of new production procedures/recipes and automation of production process by implementation of real-time (50 micro-second per 3D sample) machine vision quality control.
The digitizer lab version can be equipped in a motorized sample holder stage that allows for rapid and stable sample positioning and collection of multiple measurements.
Instant in-line collection of 3D images with the NX3D-50 surface digitizer represents a definite advantage over other currently available measurement techniques which require ultrasound – contact measurement or laser line data stitching.
Our dedicated user interface – Numetrix Studio – allows full customization and editing of user related machine vision algorithms. We work closely with our clients to develop custom solutions that fully meet their surface inspection goals.