The identityCONTROL TID 8303.I measurement system is based on structured light projection and detects the tire type on the conveyor belt during production.
All tires produced globally must be given a tire identification number (TIN) by the manufacturer. This type number was introduced by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), which is why it is often referred to as a DOT code or DOT number. The series of numbers is branded on the sidewall of the tire and indicates factory location, tire size, type, and week of manufacture. To facilitate automated tire mounting on rims and feeding pre-assembled vehicle tires for automotive assembly (including logging and documentation) automatic detection is a necessity. But to meet this prerequisite within the required cycle time is technically challenging.
With identityCONTROL TID 8303.I, Micro-Epsilon now offers a new system that detects DOT number and tire type. A short stop on the conveyor belt is all that’s required. TID 8303.I is based on structured light projection. Unlike conventional systems, this new design does not require any additional electromechanical components in order to index or turn the tire, which makes it a wear-free, user-friendly and cost-effective solution. It is very easy to teach identityCONTROL TID 8303.I new types of tire, which are managed by a database.
In addition to tire-related applications, Micro-Epsilon uses structured light projection for 3D surface inspection of diffuse reflecting materials, such as plastics, metals or ceramics.