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2 February 2001 Quality control in cloth production: a new system for real-time defect detection
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Proceedings Volume 4191, Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Manufacturing; (2001)
Event: Intelligent Systems and Smart Manufacturing, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
Real time defect detection on fine cloth is an urgent problem to solve: detecting a long and serious defect on a roll, as soon as it is produced, can reduce damages to the roll, and the consequent decrement of price. The paper describes the work performed at the Department of Energy Engineering `Sergio Stecco' of the University of Florence, in collaboration with well-known high quality wool cloth manufacturers (Marzotto) and machine builders (Sulzer, Benninger). The main goal has been to obtain a new and innovative production line, endowed with a system (based on image processing techniques) for detecting defects in real- time and thus for controlling the production process. The system is based on image processing techniques with a special attention to the real-time constraints. An architecture separating an on-line defect detection and an off-line classification has been proposed. An intelligent optical head, assembled on the loom, acquires images and detects the defects in real-time. A server has the offline task to classify each defect detected by the head. The system has been tested on a real loom, with good results in terms of reliability, false alarms and stability.
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Antonio Baldassarre, Maurizio De Lucia, Francesca Rossi, and Massimiliano Vannucci "Quality control in cloth production: a new system for real-time defect detection", Proc. SPIE 4191, Sensors and Controls for Intelligent Manufacturing, (2 February 2001);

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