An Automated Sorting System Based on Virtual Instrumentation Techniques

Rodica Holonec

Abstract


The application presented in this paper represents an experimental model and it refers to the implementing of an automated sorting system for pieces of same shape but different sizes and/or colors. The classification is made according to two features: the color and weight of these pieces. The system is a complex combination of NI Vision hardware and software tools, strain gauges transducers, signal conditioning connected to data acquisition boards, motion and control elements. The system is very useful for students to learn and experiment different virtual instrumentation techniques in order to be able to develop a large field of applications from inspection and process control to sorting and assembly

Keywords


Automated sorting, Data acquisition, machine vision, Strain gauge, Virtual instrumentation

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 1861-2121
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