SmartRay, the manufacturer of 3D sensors for quality inspection and metrology, has launched a new application note highlighting its innovative single-scan solution for inspecting keyboard components.
To ensure a high-quality keyboard product, manufacturers must meet demanding inspection requirements.
Traditional 2D inspection techniques cannot meet the necessary measurements for depth, thickness and flatness. Additionally, the size of a typical keyboard means that a single 3D sensor is unable to inspect the entire area while delivering the required accuracy specifications.
A further challenge facing manufacturers is the shadow effect, which prevents all the measurements being made accurately by a single 3D sensor at the same time.
SmartRay’s solution combines two models from its cutting-edge ECCO 95 range of high-definition, high-speed 3D sensors.
The ECCO 95.040 measures the outer length and width of the upper cover, along with the height and deviation of the edge buckle. The ECCO 95.100 measures the middle position of the upper cover, plus the height deviation and thickness of the keyboard hole site.
Either sensor can be used for the remaining measurements needed. Supported by SmartRay’s advanced software, this delivers a complete keyboard check in one scan.
Clare Rathsack, Business Unit Manager ECCO - Sensors, SmartRay, said: “By using the ECCO 95.040 and ECCO 95.100 together, our sensor solution can complete all the required size measurements for this application in a single scan. This reduces the time needed for inspection, improving productivity and reducing manufacturing costs.”
For full details, download the new application note from A Single-scan Solution for Accurate Keyboard Inspection.
For more information about the ECCO 95 range of 3D sensors, go to smartray.com.