19045 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152 USA
Machine Vision Systems and Turnkey Inspection Solutions
Phoenix Imaging is a provider of machine vision systems, machine vision components, image processing computers, compact machine vision systems, machine vision software and integrated turn-key solutions for industrial applications. Phoenix Imaging is based in the Livonia, Michigan (Western Suburbs of Detroit) and has been servicing the United States and Ontario for over 25 years. Since 1985 Phoenix Imaging has agreed to an industry Code of Ethics and has access to the most up to date information available, including professional certification, training and continuing education; state of the art technology; technical services; industry trends and statistical data; and research and development. The company has expertise in wide range of machine vision technologies, with specializations in:
Phoenix Imaging has been designing and fabricating illumination systems for machine vision projects since the early 1990's. The lighting system include High Frequency Fluorescent (both open and closed loop control, over 300 different models available), extremely uniform LED back lighting system (3 series), LED spotlights (3 series), precision control halogen light sources for fiber optic applications. Patented illuminations systems for large format flat components, Ceramic Tile / Glass Inspection Chambers, custom lighting system for unique customer applications.
The company offers machine vision integration services for all of the products and services that the company offers including: sensors, lenses, lighting products, image processors, and hardened inspection system for the industrial environment. Products and services are available to a wide customer base which includes: original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, machine builders and end-users. Phoenix Imaging offers a wide selection of machine vision systems from the low-cost compact vision sensor to complex image processing systems utilizing multiple high-resolution mega-pixel sensors.
Machine vision systems can be purchased as complete turnkey solutions, partial assemblies or as machine vision components. The machine vision integration services are available for complete automatic inspection systems or retro-fit to existing manufacturing lines. The machine vision equipment can be installed for on-line inspections or off-line inspection. Special application packages for machine vision systems used in the areas of surface inspection, seal inspection, porosity, tapped hole, true position, precision dimension checks and assembly verification.
--- Surface Inspection Systems
and Porosity Inspection Systems ---
Unique Patented Technology is ideal for Surface Inspection Projects!
Phoenix Imaging has received a US Patent for Advanced Surface Inspection Technology for the Detection of Porosity and Surface Imperfections on Machined Metal Surfaces.
Because the technology is unique, Phoenix Imaging has been issued US Patent protection ( US 7,394,530). The technology implements a unique illumination technique that reduces the effects of surface texture created by the machining process but enhances the surface abnormalities. This technology is extremely useful in the detection of porosity that is often found on machined aluminum components.
The technology allows the customer to assign multiple inspection zones on a surface and apply a separate inspection criteria to each of them. The inspection zones are aligned to each new component using manufacturing datum. In addition the technology allows the customer to measure the dimensions of key feature and measure the position of the features with respect to the datum. Phoenix Imaging refers to this new technology as VCMM or “Virtual Coordinate Measurement Machine”. This technology is not meant to replace existing CMM equipment because it is designed to measure key feature on components in an on-line mode of operation. This requires that the features to be inspected must be taught prior to use. This may require fixtures and specific lighting conditions for the inspection. What the technology does provide is the ability to inspect 100% of your components for surface imperfections and the true position of key features with respect to one or more datum.
Surface inspection of machined metal components often expose porosity that lies beneath the surface in the casting. Once exposed the porosity can affect the sealing surface integrity and impact warranty cost. Phoenix Imaging has developed a range of porosity and surface inspection systems to identify these defects so that manufacturing can contain defective products before they reach the customer.
Phoenix Imaging offers a turn-key inspection package using unique inspection modules developed explicitly for surface inspection. The patent pending inspection methodology allows the customer to define multiple inspection zones each with a different set of inspection criteria. Automatic alignment tools insure that the inspection is performed correctly even if the component is not located in the proper position. The inspection algorithms isolate, measure, count, determine defect density and proximity. With the proper access level the customer can make adjustments to the inspection parameters using a human machine interface (HMI).
Each system is designed to meet the requirements of each customer for porosity measurement, component size and cycle time. In-line and off-line inspection system have been implemented to accommodate the customer work flow.
Machine Vision based
Broken Tool Detection System