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16 January 1988 Automatic Machine For Spin Testing
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Proceedings Volume 0952, Laser Technologies in Industry; (1988)
Event: Laser Technologies in Industry, 1988, Porto, Portugal
One of the bottle necks of the defence industry is the fuze testing. This task must be performed twice for each fuze. It is a 100% test, since all the fuzes must pass two tests. The arming test is performed at an high rotation speed, and it is necessary to guarantee that a minimum diameter is open. The non arming speed must guarantee that a too small aperture has not happened. The usual way to test the fuzes is the visual inspection by experienced operators. This method presents several problems and is always possible to have some faults. To solve this problem, it was developed a special purpose machine to perform this task in a completely automated way. The results of this development are presented in this paper. The optical system which incorporates a laser and the interface with the mechanics of the machine are analysed. The prototype is installed at INDEP and being used for the automatic testing of the fuzes. A description of the optical system and its characteristics are presented in detail.
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Fernando D. Carvalho, F. Carvalho Rodrigues, Cassiano P. Pais, and Rogerio Prina "Automatic Machine For Spin Testing", Proc. SPIE 0952, Laser Technologies in Industry, (16 January 1988);

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