Application of Machine Vision Technique in Plate Camber Control System
In plate rolling, the existence of some asymmetry rolling conditions, affects the distribution of transversal thickness of rolling pieces, leading to the occurrence of camber phenomenon, which in turn seriously affect the product's material yield. In this paper, based on the images of plates in the production line collected by camera, taking into account the requirements for on-line measurement, filtering noise from image information, use edge detection operator, Hough transform methods and sub pixel edge location method to identify the steel plates, have achieved in-line measurement of camber curvature of plate side. At the same time, combined with camber control model, we have developed camber curvature measurement and control system, realized the automatic correction control of camber curvature of rolling pieces in the production process. Field applications show that this method can reduce the human intervention, will limit the camber curvature of rolling pieces within a certain range, which has great significance for improving the product’s yield.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Tielin Shi
C. Y. He et al., "Application of Machine Vision Technique in Plate Camber Control System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 139-141, pp. 2082-2086, 2010