CeramDetect 3.0

System for Type and Position Recognition of Workpieces

CeramDetect automates the glazing process of sanitary ceramics by identifying the workpieces with a 3D scanning system (laser light sheet system) and determines both the type and the absolute position as well as orientation of the workpieces. Based on the acquired data the model is determined by using a database followed by the calculation of the deviation from the nominal position. These parameters are sent to the PLC, which selects the corresponding robot program and calculates its adjustment according to the measured position and orientation of the workpiece.

CeramDetect - 3D scanning system
CeramDetect: 3D scanning (laser light sheet system) of an unfired basin

New Version 3.0

In the newly developed version 3.0 of the CeramDetect system, the identification process has been improved. Thus, the capability for the identification of holes has been added, allowing a safe separation of workpieces which only differ in the presence of holes.

Furthermore, the detection process was accelerated by the use of new hardware components. CeramDetect 3.0 also has a teach-in mode that allows the worker to easily insert new models into the database. No CAD data of the models are required.

Further Details

Technical Data

Detection volume scalable up to 1200 mm x 1200 mm x 800 mm
Recognition rate > 99 %
Recognition accuracy± 5 mm, ± 2°
Maximum allowable position tolerance ± 100 mm, ± 5°
Duration of recognition process< 15 Sekunden
Duration of teach-in process for new model< 60 Sekunden
Minimum diameter of the hole detection 10 mm
Communication with line control TCP/IP (other protocols on request)
Ambient temperature+10 °C to +50 °C (+50° F to +122° F)
Relative humidity10 - 90 % (non-condensing)
Tools & Software

CeramDetect contains furthermore extensive tools to ensure a continuous production process, a not recognized workpiece or a workpiece which shows a too large deviation to nominal position gets discharged unglazed from the gazing cell. In addition, CeramDetect supports the import of the detection data (type, position deviation, etc.) into enterprise software systems.

In combination with the offline programming and process simulation system 3D-ProSim a robust framework for continuous production planning and optimization is available.

Teach-in Mode

CeramDetect 3.0 also has a teach-in mode that allows the worker to easily insert new models into the database. The teach-in process for new models takes less than 60 seconds and does not require any CAD data.

Software 3D-ProSim

Offline programming and process simulation

In combination with the offline programming and process simulation system 3D-ProSim a robust framework for continuous production planning and optimisation is available.