ULTRA VIOLET IMAGING TRANSDUCER CONTROL OF A THERMAL SPRAYING ROBOT

D. Breen, E. Coyle, D. M. Kennedy

Abstract

The thermal spraying industry has a global market of $1.3 billion. This industry relies heavily on manual operation of the thermal spraying equipment or in some cases, robotic systems that require costly set up of material for surface coating and time consuming trajectory planning. The main objective of this research was to investigate novel ideas for automating the thermal spraying process. This requires transducers that can provide information about arbitrarily shaped and orientated material for spraying and generating the trajectory plan for the robot manipulator during the thermal spraying process in real time. The most significant difficulty for any transducer, particularly low cost vision systems is the thermal spraying process which in our research is molten material such as aluminium in an Oxy-Acetylene flame with temperatures exceeding 31000C. This paper outlines the concept and based on the experimental results presented demonstrates combined optical and image processing techniques for obtaining information about objects behind a butane flame.

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in Harvard Style

Breen D., Coyle E. and M. Kennedy D. (2007). ULTRA VIOLET IMAGING TRANSDUCER CONTROL OF A THERMAL SPRAYING ROBOT . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-83-2, pages 412-417. DOI: 10.5220/0001622104120417


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco07,
author={D. Breen and E. Coyle and D. M. Kennedy},
title={ULTRA VIOLET IMAGING TRANSDUCER CONTROL OF A THERMAL SPRAYING ROBOT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO,},
year={2007},
pages={412-417},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001622104120417},
isbn={978-972-8865-83-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 4: ICINCO,
TI - ULTRA VIOLET IMAGING TRANSDUCER CONTROL OF A THERMAL SPRAYING ROBOT
SN - 978-972-8865-83-2
AU - Breen D.
AU - Coyle E.
AU - M. Kennedy D.
PY - 2007
SP - 412
EP - 417
DO - 10.5220/0001622104120417