When creating production programs on placement machines, FUJI Corporation believes about 80 percent of the work is related to creating vision processing data. Creating data for package parts with multiple leads and bumps is extremely difficult and time-consuming task.
Not properly setting vision processing data can cause losses such as misalignment and machine stoppage due to part recognition errors. Hence, this work is extremely important to ensure quality.
However, diversification of market needs raises the volume of new programs because the products manufacturers need to produce increases as well. In addition, to shorten the lead time to production, there is a need to reduce the time to create programs. Hence, the workload is becoming heavier.
To address challenges associated with creating vision processing data, FUJI has introduced the Auto Shape Generator application.
It is easy to create data by selecting items from the wizard type menu while using part images taken on the placement machine. The artificial intelligence (AI) system not only identifies the body shape but also identifies bumps and leads on package parts. This is especially effective in creating irregularly arranged bump data.
Even if parts are too complicated to create data automatically, it is possible to edit data using shape data that matches features in the image. It is possible to shorten the time it takes to create vision processing data to 90 percent or more of the parts available on the market by using Auto Shape Generator and shape data.
By using a dedicated camera stand, it is possible to create data offline without stopping production. The camera stand, used for acquiring images of parts, comes equipped with the same camera and algorithms as the placement machine. This allows the conduct of vision processing tests and helps avoid machine stops due to errors at start of production.
There are cases in which vision processing errors occur due to variations between part lots after starting production. For such cases, it is possible to quickly recover and restart production at the machine by changing the vision processing data based on part images acquired at the machine.
Amid difficulties in securing personnel, Auto Shape Generator contributes to both the promotion of multi-skilled personnel and the reduction of lead time for ramping up production. FUJI showrooms are holding demonstrations of this unit in action.