3D-Printed rotary encoder adapter

The RDI laboratory in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) works in many automation projects but mainly in the area of machine vision, RFID...

Recognizing faulty nails

A 1.5 ton weighing vibration bowl feeder was brought to SAMK’s RDI laboratory. It had been used for mechanical checking of nail straightness. Idea was...

Quality inspection of welding seam in realtime with thermal imaging.

A research study was done in SAMK’s machine and production technology’s laboratory, in which the goal was to see if a welding seam could...

Thermal imaging of central cores

Central cores are manufactured with a method called hotbox. Hotbox method means that a sand mixture is blasted into a warmed up central core...

Improving rebar net cutting cell’s picking with machine vision

Intention was to improve machine vision guidance for the rebar net cutting cell’s picking robot and still use the old system’s mechanics and equipment....

Research for using machine vision for classifying veneers

In this research the goal was to see if machine vision could be applied on classifying veneer quality. Requirements were as many faults as possible in...

Near Infrared Imaging Detects Moisture and Sees Through Some Materials

Near infrared imaging has a special capability to see some materials differently than human eye or cameras working in visible light wavelengths. Let’s study...

Surface material should be taken into consideration when doing thermal imaging

In infrared imaging it is important to understand that different types of materials affect the temperature value that the thermal camera puts out. For...

Plastic Recognition with Near Infrared Spectral Imaging

In near-infrared spectral imaging object is imaged line by line and with the help of a spectrograph attached to the camera, the spectrum of...