System Provides Accurate 2D, 3D Inspection of Sheet Metal Parts

MC Machinery Systems Inc. has partnered with InspecVision Planar US to offer the latter’s high-speed integrated 2D and 3D measurement system. 

MC Machinery Systems has partnered with InspecVision Planar to offer the latter’s high-speed integrated 2D and 3D measurement system. The 2D scanner can quickly measure or reverse-engineer flat parts manufactured on laser, plasma or waterjet cutting systems, as well as punched and some stamped parts. The Opti-Scan 3D uses a high-speed, high-resolution industrial camera and an LED DLP projector to scan the surfaces of an object. Patterns of light are beamed from the projector onto the part, and these patterns are recorded by the camera and used to create surface measurements.

The system features a backlight table to capture the silhouette of a part. This silhouette image is then converted into 3D edge measurements using Planar Edge 3DTM technology. 3D edges are essential when measuring the critical features of sheet metal parts, including the hole size and position, which are defined by the part’s edges, not its surfaces.

Available in a range of sizes and accuracies, the InspecVision systems can be installed on the shop floor and are designed to be easy for staff to operate, helping to cut costly inspection bottlenecks.