Machine Vision Systems Automate Surface Inspection
VINSPEC machine vision solutions ensure reliable quality inspections and at the same time reduce costs significantly
Increasing competitive pressure is presenting automotive manufacturers and suppliers with the challenge of offering their customers ever-higher quality. Flawed surfaces on components can cause expensive re-working, drive up scrap quantities and even lead to the loss of customers. In order to adhere to and document increasing quality specifications, the precise and reliable surface inspection of materials and components is becoming increasingly important. Due to fluctuations in concentration and depending on the complexity of the object to be inspected, manual visual inspections can exhibit considerable gaps. VITRONIC VINSPEC inspection systems, by contrast, allow a reliable, automated surface inspection and thus reduce costs significantly.
VITRONIC VINSPEC machine vision solutions detect surface defects such as scratches, notches, dents, bubbles, pores, cavities, spots, and changes in the transparency, as well as edge defects such as cracks, burrs, bevel, rounding, and leveling errors. The 2D and 3D camera-based systems are generally installed inline and inspect the surfaces at production speed. In the process, parts with any shape, areas, and contours are recorded reliably – even when the part is not positioned precisely. Defective parts can be detected automatically and discharged in timely manner. The inspection software simply learns on the basis of relevant defect patterns and CAD files. The inspection data is documented as proof for customers and for traceability and it can be used to make targeted process optimizations. VITRONIC VINSPEC inspection systems are used by well-known automobile manufacturers and suppliers – among other things for the automatic inspection of critical components such as cylinder heads, cylinder head seals,
piston rods, and oil filter housings.
VITRONIC offers customers more than just "out-of-the-box" products; it provides them with turn-key solutions that meet individual requirements. The company's portfolio of solutions and services includes advising in every project phase, planning and design based on a detailed analysis of the task and production processes, solution offerings including engineering, sensors and software, as well as implementation including construction, software adaptation, and documentation. Training of the team of operators ensures trouble-free operation after installation.
But VITRONIC's services do not end after start-up of the inspection system. The image processing experts are also available at all times after the productive start in order to implement new customer requirements efficiently and make necessary adjustments. Thus investments in VITRONIC machine vision solutions are also protected optimally in the long run.
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VITRONIC in Wiesbaden has been supplying standard products since 1984, which can be expanded in accordance with customer specifications to create individually customized solutions. These are developed and produced in-house and marketed by VITRON-IC. The customer receives one-stop turn-key systems - from hardware to software. VITRONIC is one of the world's leading machine vision companies. Today VITRONIC employs more than 400 people.