Bestech Australia introduces the reflectCONTROL Compact, a new
reflecting surface inspector specifically developed and tested to carry out
inspections on reflecting surfaces.
Reflecting surfaces present challenges to manual and automated surface
inspections, especially when exacting requirements are placed on the appearance
of the surface without compromising its robustness and quality. For instance, smartphone
touchscreens, instrumentation and controls in cars are built to the expectation
of ‘free from damage’. However, conventional inspections of these parts are often
carried out via visual inspection, leading to inaccurate results.
Made in Germany, the new reflectCONTROL Compact offered by Bestech
Australia is specially designed for these types of surface inspections and will
even automatically log and store results to enable objective comparisons.
Important inferences can then be drawn for process improvement based on the
findings. This device can be used in individual operations such as laboratories
or directly in production lines.
Key features of reflectCONTROL Compact reflecting surface inspector include
fully integrated system available in two versions, each providing different
measuring fields; 2D version designed to recognise defects on reflecting
surfaces; 3D version allowing measurement of reflecting surfaces at sub-micrometre
accuracies; all components integrated in a compact device with
height-adjustable legs; and housing containing a monitor for striped pattern
protection, and up to two cameras.
To avoid interference from ambient light during the measurement process,
the measuring field can be darkened on all four sides.
The reflectCONTROL Compact reflecting surface inspector can be
integrated into a production line using the Ethernet interface. A digital I/O
interface enables triggering and an external operating monitor can be connected
via VGA. The pre-installed operating and evaluation software of the 2D version will
show surface defects while the 3D version provides a point cloud where data
obtained can be treated in the image processing programs.