The in-process inspection system, reflectCONTROL Compact, is based on the principle of deflectometry, which analyses the reflections from smooth surfaces, detects defects and marks these up automatically for quality control purposes. Surfaces include, transparent, reflective or shiny/polished materials including plastics, films and glass.
The fully integrated reflectCONTROL Compact inspection system for reflecting surfaces is available in two versions that each provides different measuring fields. The 2D version recognises defects on the surface. In addition, the 3D version allows for the measurement of reflecting surfaces at submicrometer accuracies. This device is also used in individual operations (e.g. laboratories) as well as directly in production lines. The pre-installed operating and evaluation software of the 2D version shows surface defects. The 3D version provides a point cloud. The data obtained can be treated in the image processing programs.
All necessary components are integrated into one device. Operation is performed via touchscreen. The legs are height-adjustable. In order to avoid interferences from ambient light, the measuring field can be darkened on all of the four sides. reflectCONTROL Compact can be integrated into production lines via the Ethernet interface. A digital I/O interface enables triggering. Mouse and keyboard can be connected via two USB ports. If the device is installed in a difficult-to-access location, an external operating monitor can be connected via VGA.
Application examples include:
Inspection of touchscreens for smartphones and tablets, default detection on car attachments and interior components and measurement of telescope mirrors and lense