1 April 1992 Vision-controlled paint spray optimization
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Proceedings Volume 1623, The 20th AIPR Workshop: Computer Vision Applications: Meeting the Challenges; (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58064
Event: The 20th AIPR Workshop, 1991, McLean, VA, United States
Abstract
This paper is a case history of spray paint optimization system based on machine vision technology in a factory automation application. The system is implemented as an industrial control for a reciprocating electrostatic sprayer used for priming and painting of armor plate for military ground vehicles. Incoming plates are highly variable in size, shape, and orientation, and are processes in very small production lots. A laser imager is used to digitize visual cross sections of each plate one line at a time. The raster lines are then assembled into a two dimensional image and processed. The spray pattern is optimized for precise paint coverage with minimum overspray. The paint optimizer system has yielded a measured 25 percent savings in bulk paint use, resulting in less booth and equipment maintenance, reduced paint fumes in the atmosphere, and reduced waste disposal, and now has several months of successful production history.
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Gary Ettinger, Donald J. Christian, "Vision-controlled paint spray optimization", Proc. SPIE 1623, The 20th AIPR Workshop: Computer Vision Applications: Meeting the Challenges, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58064; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.58064
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Photonic integrated circuits

Laser scanners

Image processing

Scanners

Sensors

Control systems

Raster graphics

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