APREX TRACK C&M Application – Quality Control in Fiber Optic Fabrication

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Background :

  • Automated quality control of fiber optic surface finish.
  • Global player in optical fiber manufacturing looking for a quality control solution for surface defects on optical fiber.

Objective :

  • Detection and measurement of defects for conformity verification.
  • Establishment of a database for the traceability of each unit produced.

Solution implemented :

  • Implementation of APREX TRACK C&M tools.
  • Device: a camera connected to a micro PC equipped with APREX TRACK C&M, itself connected to a packaging machine through a PLC.

Particular points encountered :

  • High-precision surface inspection (extremely small defects in the µm range).
  • Large amount of data (several hundred defects per image)