Wire Diameter Inspection Machine

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CDS Manufacturing designed and built this semiautomatic wire diameter inspection machine.

The operator loads “feedback wires” into the measurement fixture as each is fabricated. The measurement system then moves the wire through an LED / camera measurement head, measuring at several points along the length of the wires. The system records diameters, position, and length. Linear regression is used to characterize the tapered feature of the wires.

The recorded and calculated measurements are used to characterize the natural frequency, and dimensional accuracy of each wire. This information is then displayed and logged for each individual wire. The operator uses the information to adjust the fabrication operation of the next wire.