Vision, Inspection and Measurement
The MESH Automation team can design, build and program 2D and 3D vision systems, non-contact laser systems, contact measurement and other quality systems such as mass flow or leak detection to solve your most difficult production challenges. These systems can be designed to be flexible and adjust to different products and ambient conditions automatically.
MESH Automation Solutions for Measurement, Quality Control, and Marking/Tracking
Whether it is a laser, a scriber, or print style marker MESH has integrated it professionally. Once it is marked it probably needs to be tracked and MESH has the machine and software skills to do both.
We have the in-house staff, a qualification laboratory and resources to integrate the correct marking, tracking and or quality system into your existing processes and equipment. We are also able to design and build brand new automated or semiautomated machines that incorporate marking, tracking and or quality system(s).
When it comes to test and inspection, both 2D and 3D vision systems may be used to help improve processes and productivity in manufacturing facilities. However, while 2D vision cameras are commonly used to identify defects, 3D systems have distinct advantages for complex parts and assemblies, identifying defects or features in areas of a part that are unattainable with 2D systems. 3D vision uses lasers instead of optics which provides for a system that is not dependent on ambient and purpose lighting.
When the increased resolution of a 3D vision is not needed 2D vision offers a better value. 2D vision systems are implemented across all industries today doing part inspection or used to guide a robot or other motion control devise. At MESH we leverage our in-house vision lab and our machine design/build resources to integrate the complete system (not just the camera software) for your needs. This includes line scan or discrete part inspection using single or multiple cameras and the proper part presentation, work holding or fixtures needed. At MESH we are automation and robot experts and combined with our vision skills we are the go-to firm for robot or motion control guidance opportunities.
Lasers are being implemented in modern manufacturing processes to measure a part for quality inspection reasons or for machine feedback. MESH Automation has implemented lasers in many different environments on many different parts. We have found that the skills needed to properly integrate a laser for measurement purposes are multidisciplinary and are still rooted in the machine/tooling design arena. Our DNA is in both machine/tooling design as well as software and controls and this is the perfect skill set for proper integration of laser measurement tools. MESH will also use our contact measuring experience to offer the right advice as to the methodology.
Leak and Mass Flow Testing
Mass flow leak testing provides an efficient, reliable way to check the integrity of a product for its intended purpose. It is also a relatively simple non-destructive testing method.
Mass flow leak testing uses a device to measure the flow of air and in this way, detect and calculate leak rates. It is suitable for both large and small volumes of different types, from exhaust systems, seals, gaskets and gas meters to kitchen appliances, and is often used on products that have air or gas flowing through them. Components that operate using liquids may also be tested this way.
Marking and Tracking
Date codes, barcodes, text, and serialization are part of every product and the need is growing as customers demand tracking and manufacturers demand data. Technology is changing at a rapid pace in noncontact and contact methods making it harder to decide which methods offer the best value for your product. Let MESH help you decide with professional advise, examples to show and the ability to turnkey integrate it professionally into your production facility.
Once it is marked it probably needs to be tracked and MESH has the in-house machine and software skills to do both.
While every business has its own needs, MESH Automation recognizes basic engineering solutions that often work across the board for different industries. For this reason our highly experienced team of engineers has developed a number of pre-engineered solutions that meet incredibly varied needs, from manual operations to automated robotics. So, instead of starting totally from scratch, many of our customers are able to get going with high-tech equipment that has already been tested and is ready to go.
The MESH Automation Difference
At MESH, we partner with our customers and aim to exceed your expectations at every step of the project. This means we learn about your production needs and gain a thorough understanding of the manufacturing process of your product and your plant culture before we develop a solution for you. Contact us and we will suggest ways to help you improve productivity that will boost your bottom line.
Contact us today to discuss how we can develop a manufacturing solution that could help your business optimize productivity, increase efficiency, and potentially cut costs.
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