AI inspection combined with 3D
PEKAT VISION software is known for visual inspection using AI on images of products. Lately, we tried to explore new possibilities and extend our inspection into a third dimension in cooperation with Photoneo. This was done by inspecting depth maps from a 3D scanner in the PEKAT VISION software.
One of the projects we solved with such setup was an inspection of eggs in a package, where we used the Anomaly of Surface module to look for any anomalies on the depth map, in this case cracked eggs. Because the broken part of the egg is lower than the normal surface, the difference is clearly visible in the depth map. The lowest parts of the heatmap have red color, the highest areas are yellow.
The z coordinate can be also determined from the heatmap.
(In the picture: Evaluation in PEKAT VISION.)