Training a Bead Inspection Tool
Any industry has requirements for inspection, even pavement markings. Companies relying on automation use bead inspection to check for gaps, over-fillings, and other flaws that can cause problems with their machines. The tools used to check for these issues are trained on the proper appearance of the bead path, which allows them to identify any issues that can lead to runtime problems. Here are some things you need to know about using one of these tools.
Finding the Bead Path
Before you can train your tool for a specific path, you need to upload a sample image that your software can analyze and learn from. The tool will analyze the image provided and generate one or more rough paths to track your desired bead path. Based on the features in your image, you will likely receive one that is accurate and others that are not. Choose the best rough path before moving to the next step.
Editing a Rough Path
Be aware that even the best match may not be completely accurate. The good news is that you can edit the rough path to match the one in your machine. There will be a graphic tool that allows you to alter the path. It will produce bubbles along the rough path that you can drag and drop to edit. You can also open or close the path depending on your needs. Your rough path should follow the one in your machine as closely as possible when you are done. To train your machine, save your work. You can now use the tool to find any runtime problems.
Any company that relies on automation needs to inspect the bead paths to ensure there are no defects that could impact runtimes. By following these steps, you can properly check your bead path and train your inspection tool.