Detecting index motion of a chip element
When a chip element is fed onto a rotary index table, the chip is detected by a laser sensor. Unfortunately, even though the chip is not properly set, the sensor detects it. As a result, the table rotates so that the chip gets crushed.
- Since the laser sensor detects the chip at a point, it cannot surely check whether the chip is set completely.
- The problem may be solved by replacing the laser sensor with an area sensor, such as an image sensor. However, there is not a compact inexpensive sensor that can be used instead of a point sensor.
Contents of ALGOL's offer
Replacing the laser sensor with ALGOL's image sensor, Asensor2, makes it possible to surely check whether the chip is set completely.
Since an inspection area in the use of Asensor2 can be set at any place as required, it can be checked whether the chip is set completely.
Contents of the solved problem & Feedback from the customer
Using the image sensor eliminates a chance of detection errors, and improves the operation rate.
The engineer in charge
Kamikura, Technical Team