Predator3D GlassMaster Pro Released For Glass Urethane Bead Inspection and Process Control

Coherix, Inc. a supplier of 3D machine vision systems has announced the official release of Predator3D GlassMaster Pro developed to assist automotive manufacturers better control urethane bead dispensing on windshields and glass surfaces.

The correct profile, volume, and location of automotive glass urethane beads are critical to avoiding leaks and assuring structural integrity. Maintaining proper nozzle distance from the part surface is critical to consistently perfect beads. The Predator3D GlassMaster Pro monitors the “Z-axis” in real time and provides the most advanced 3D solution enabling customers to prevent scrap, increase yields while avoiding false rejects, and optimize dispensing processes.

Embedded with Coherix proprietary solution software, GlassMaster Pro provides real-time 3D information on bead height, width, volume, location, and detects skips or neck-downs with no external computer required. GlassMaster Pro bead inspection is not affected by part color or ambient lighting changes, providing robust operation even in “black-on-black” or “gray-on-gray” situations where 2D techniques fail.

Coherix GlassMaster Pro provides a complete close-loop 3D inspection and process control solution to the high-profile glass urethane bead dispensing process to reduce process variation, minimize production down time caused by robot re-programming, improve product quality, and prevent leakage and the incurred expensive rework.

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