In the case of the glass tube for pharmaceutical applications, high-quality defect detection is made via inspection systems based on image processing. Such processing must be fast enough to guarantee real-time inspection and to meet the increasing rate and quality required by the market. Defect detection is complex due to specific problems of the production process: vibration, rotation and irregularity of the tube. All these aspects prevent the efficient use of known techniques. The authors present an algorithm that decreases the processing time of the defect detection phase. The algorithm is based on a moving average filter working at row level, that allows to minimize the effects of rotation, vibration, and irregularity of the tube. Luminosity variations due to the tube curvature are cut by the filter and a threshold algorithm can be applied. They made the evaluation considering different solutions taken from literature. The algorithm outperforms, in processing time, all these solutions with increased accuracy. Experimental measures show that the algorithm achieves a throughput gain of 2.6 times with respect to Canny. They develop also a methodology to get the best values for the algorithm parameters directly at the factory, during the change of production batches.

Row-level algorithm to improve real-time performance of glass tube defect detection in the production phase

De Vitis G. A.;Foglia P.
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Prete C. A.
2020-01-01

Abstract

In the case of the glass tube for pharmaceutical applications, high-quality defect detection is made via inspection systems based on image processing. Such processing must be fast enough to guarantee real-time inspection and to meet the increasing rate and quality required by the market. Defect detection is complex due to specific problems of the production process: vibration, rotation and irregularity of the tube. All these aspects prevent the efficient use of known techniques. The authors present an algorithm that decreases the processing time of the defect detection phase. The algorithm is based on a moving average filter working at row level, that allows to minimize the effects of rotation, vibration, and irregularity of the tube. Luminosity variations due to the tube curvature are cut by the filter and a threshold algorithm can be applied. They made the evaluation considering different solutions taken from literature. The algorithm outperforms, in processing time, all these solutions with increased accuracy. Experimental measures show that the algorithm achieves a throughput gain of 2.6 times with respect to Canny. They develop also a methodology to get the best values for the algorithm parameters directly at the factory, during the change of production batches.
2020
De Vitis, G. A.; Foglia, P.; Prete, C. A.
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