Machine Vision to Improve Automated Inspection and Yield Rate in Manufacturing

A world-leading Design and Manufacturing Service (DMS) Company to create smart manufacturing by using robotic arms and machine vision in production lines has resulted in higher efficiency and product quality outputs.

Challenge

The DMS Company has been using people to check the defects on the mobile phone styluses and they wanted to raise the yield rate and productivity for greater precision and speed. To introduce auto-inspection machines, they need the right software and reliable industrial hardware with rich features, such as PoE ports for connection with a camera to collect image data. 

Currently, they used 4U industrial rack mount, however it lacks PoE camera port to collect, analyze image data and will need additional PoE accessory. Besides, the traditional 4U industrial rack mount takes up much space in the production line with considerable cost.  

To create manufacturing automation and increase the system utilization, the DMS Company plans to apply the system on auto-inspection, auto-labeling, and auto-screwing machines. Therefore system requires a powerful computing processer and feature-rich I/O to connection with robotic arms, PoE camera, and barcode scanner, etc. to fulfill versatile and flexible applications.
 

Solution

ASRock Industrial partners with the DMS Company to introduce the iBOX-1000D R2, an Intel® Celeron J1900-based computer, for long-term and reliable computing. Fanless design with PoE support and 4 LAN ports for connection with camera to collect image data for an initial inspection and transfer the data to Data Center for analysis and show the inspection result on the monitor. 

The Intel LAN can also empower the robotic arm to inspect the styluses automatically, working together with the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) via the COM I/O to increase the inspection precision. With the VGA and HDMI header support, it enables the inspection result show on the touch monitor to inspect the yield rate immediately. 

Design with compact size and feature-rich I/O, the iBOX-1000D R2 can apply not only to the auto-inspection machine but also to auto-labeling and auto-screwing machines. Thanks to the PoE support and 4 LAN ports, the machine vision and robotic arm can be used in manufacturing automation. USB 3.1/COM connecting with Barcode scanner, it enables the auto-labeling machine line to scan and access the label barcode.
 

iBOX-1000D R2 empowers the Automatic Inspection Machine and Machine Vision

Impact

PoE ports for Machine Vision:

the iBOX-1000D R2 enables machine vision to give manufacturing equipment the ability to see and identify objects just like the human eye, with far greater speed and precision, the DMS Company raise product quality and yield to 99% using the system.

Versatile system to enable automation:

designed with feature-rich I/O, the all-in-one solution iBOX-1000D R2 supports robotic arms, PoE camera, displays and applies to auto-inspection, auto-labeling and auto-screwing machines to realize manufacturing automation.  

Compact size and cost-effective:

the compact size iBOX-1000D R2, built-in mini-ITX motherboard, applies to production lines, featuring space-saving and cost-effective compared with traditional 4U rackmount.

Related Product

iBOX-1000D R2

  • Intel® Celeron® Processor J1900
  • 2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM up to 16GB DDR3L 1333 MHz (8GB per DIMM)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 5 x USB 2.0, 2 x M.2 Key M, 4 x COM, 1 x SATA2
  • 2 x Intel 1 Gigabit LAN, 2 x Realtek 1 Gigabit LAN
  • Supports dual display, 1 x HDMI 1.4a, 1 x VGA
  • 1 x 12V/60W AC-DC power brick adapter
  • 200 x 244 x 55.1mm, Fanless Barebone
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