Machine Vision in Medical Technology
Innovative Needle Inspection System Features Basler ace GigE Cameras
In the fall of 2012, SCHOTT and MORITEX presented an automated inspection process as an initial development within a machine vision system for use in inspecting state-of-the-art injection needles. It is an advanced system for this particular market and can be used to inspect and measure a variety of different needle types and geometries fully automatically on the basis of various requirements, external dimensions or grinding angle, for instance. The new MORITEX system features multiple Basler ace CCD cameras, including the lens optics, LED illumination media, and a diode laser for locating the needle that needs to be inspected and any changes in angle. Its specially developed measurement software allows for the geometric data measured to be compared with stored specifications and deviations to be detected.