High Speed Video

Artemis Vision works with IO Industries to provide integration of high speed machine-vision video troubleshooting to industrial automation engineers, and line managers.  Let us help you diagnose problems on your production line by designing a machine-vision system that allows you to capture key moments in your industrial automation process, and be alerted to anomalous situations. Back-end database connectivity allows access via a simple web interface, along with e-mail alerts and archiving. Machine-vision keeps you in the loop even when you can't necessarily be everywhere at once!

Below are a couple of demo videos created using the FLARE camera and the CORE DVR from IO Industries. Examples include video of a MIG Welder, a Plasma Cutter, Metal Lathes and CNC machining tools at various framerates and resolutions.

 
In this video we can see the angle and intensity of the welder are quite aggresive, creating conditions for faster consumption of materials than is needed. Detecting this during the set-up phase in an industrial or automated application could save materials, time and money.   The cutting angle of the tool is clearly seen here as deviating from perpendicular, creating a less than optimal cut in the material. By detecting this prior to going into production in an automation environment, one can reduce waste, and cutting time, which translates into cost savings and less clean-up on finished work.
 
At Club Workshop, a co-op Machine Shop venture in Denver, we took a look at several machines to get an idea of what we'd be able to detect using the high-speed equipment. It's clear in the metal lathe segment that the cutting head is cutting really quite aggressively in the last sequence at the highest speed. Comparing that to the earlier sections you see how the edge of the removed material is coming off in chunks, with a very rough surface, indicating that the operator should back off on the angle. The earlier segments show a much smoother action.   In examining McRoberts we took a close look at a set of brass fixtures being bored out and their CNC lathe which was producing brass spacers. The operator was able to determine instantly after seeing the footage that the bit was just slightly out of alignment, causing the bit to "jump" (as seen in the footage) and also causing the bore to eject material unevenly off to one side of the boring bit. We were able to diagnose a problem that they did not know existed, potentially saving on materials and unnecessary wear on the machinery.