Translator Disclaimer
29 November 1993 Multiaxis seam tracking using a noncontact capacitive sensor
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2063, Vision, Sensors, and Control for Automated Manufacturing Systems; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.164965
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
This paper describes the development and use of the Multi-Axis Seam Tracking (MAST) sensor for tracking seams or other features in real-time. Four independent, spatially- distributed electric fields are used to sense changes in the relative position of the sensor and the workpiece. The MAST sensor is very inexpensive compared with commercially available seam tracking sensors. It can be used in system to perform cost-effective small-lot manufacturing operations in a faster, more consistent manner. The MAST sensor is used in an automated system for dispensing braze paste during a rocket nozzle fabrication process.
© (1993) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jim L. Novak, Dan J. Schmitt, and John Maslakowski "Multiaxis seam tracking using a noncontact capacitive sensor", Proc. SPIE 2063, Vision, Sensors, and Control for Automated Manufacturing Systems, (29 November 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.164965
PROCEEDINGS
6 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top