Rockwell Automation: Quality Control and Safety Sensors for Factory Automation

Kevin Bretney, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Michael Ducker, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
John Mathai, Babson College
Kathleen Towers, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Ashley Walker, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Abstract

The Rockwell Automation SCOPE team worked to provide an out-of-box quality control sensor for automation applications. Quality control sensors need to provide fast inspection capabilities for factories to ensure continuous quality of products. The team also looked into business opportunities for the sensor in line with Rockwell Automation’s industrial customer base.

The team optimized the current sensor and made improvements. They also explored market segments where the sensor could make a significant impact on a factory’s quality control and automation processes.