Dimensions, tolerances, sorting, part recognition

Dimensions usually designate the significant linear dimensions of an object. Dimensions can be measured in different ways. Under certain circumstances, one sensor can measure the complete dimensions for small objects. Image processing systems, laser profile sensors and ThruBeam micrometers are particularly capable of detecting complete dimensions. For larger measuring objects, the measurement can be performed using sensors which move along one edge of the target and thus measure the object dimensions. One alternative to this is that the dimension is measured with a static sensor and moving measuring objects as is typically the case for assembly lines.

Digital 3D measurement of complex parts and shapes

Mabotic devepols and manufactures various designs of digital scanning units. scanCONTROL laser scanner are often used for digitization of parts. The scanner projects a laser line onto the object being ...

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Expansion

A desired or undesired expansion of an object is always combined with a temperature change. This can already start or prevent a minimum expansion process. Several product groups are available for monitoring ...

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High precision pipe measurement

High precision pipe measurement Pipes, fittings and sleeves are inspected using random sampling for their dimensional accuracy in a special system. Sensors of the optoNCDT 1700 series rotate mounted on ...

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Softcalender - temperature measurement

Pyrometers from Micro-Epsilon enable the monitoring of fast rotating objects such as, e.g. softcalenders for paper manufacture. The system permanently monitors the fast rotating rolls.

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Expansion measurement on the concrete wall of an energy storage tank

The measured value is transmitted to a PLC via the analog interface (4 ... 20 mA). This allows both computer-controlled process monitoring and complete documentation of the measurement values. If the setpoint ...

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Dimension inspection of cylindrical objects

The CD Express measuring instrument developed by a British company measures circumference, diameter and ovality of cylindrically shaped objects. The measuring objects are inserted in the measuring device ...

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Automated machining of workpieces

Micro-Epsilon scanCONTROL laser profile scanners are ideal for machine integration and automation due to their high accuracy, compact design and universal application options. In addition to a powerful ...

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Web-edge detection in the calender of a paper machine

If movement of the paper web in the calender is not exactly executed in one line, the heated calender roller is pressed directly onto the coating of the opposite roller, which can damage it. Repairing ...

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Presence monitoring and identification of bottles

Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used for high speed and fully automatic inspection of empty containers at bottlers and breweries. For this application, the Micro-Epsilon agent Tipteh has designed ...

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Biaxial inspection of adhesive bonds

In order to test the shear and tensile strength of structural adhesives, two tubes are bonded together (double tube sample) and clamped at the test bench. The adhesive layers between the tubes are only ...

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Brake disc topography measurement

On behalf of well-known automotive vehicle manufacturers, the Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research (Institut für Dynamik und Schwingungen, TU Braunschweig) carries out brake disc testing. Tests ...

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Inspection of sockets

There are many uses of sockets in the automotive area. The dimensionCONTROL system is used for the quality inspection of these parts. An optical micrometer at the machine entry checks the size of the sockets. ...

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Thickness and volume measurement of potato slices

When producing potato crisps, factors such as consistency, quality and taste depend to a significant degree on the thickness of the potato slices used. Depending on the process parameters and the condition ...

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3D inspection of unpopulated printed circuit boards

Conventional inspection systems such as measuring microscopes are not suitable as an automated inline solution because the inspection process takes a long time and these microscopes are very expensive. ...

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Draw-wire displacement sensors take measurements in pipe trade

In the piping industry orders are placed for fixed lengths of a certain type of pipe. The available pipes with different lengths are transported from the stores to a measurement table to process the order. ...

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Liquid level in falling film reactors

In falling film reactors used by the chemicals industry, the geometrical dimensions of the reactor metal sheet are measured using confocal sensors. The filling level of the liquid is also measured during ...

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Thermal expansion of milling spindles

Accuracies of a few micrometers must increasingly more often be achieved for the parts machining using machine tools. In doing so, the heat development during the machining and in the tool holder is not ...

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Height measurement of wafer bumps

Up to now, the 50 to 350 µm small bumps are normally inspected by camera systems during production. The decisive disadvantage of this method is that only the presence or position is checked. The ...

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Inline burr measurement on sheet edges in body manufacture

In order to avoid corrosion, continuous and error-free corrosion protection is a critical factor in the painting process. As the thickness of the applied painting on burrs can only be determined under ...

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Vibration measurement on carbon brushes

Many direct current electric motors operate with carbon brushes for the current transmission. optoNCDT laser sensors are used to monitor the vibration during operation. They measure the carbon brushes ...

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Coordinate measuring machine

Coordinate measurement machines are used for measuring many different components. Different scanners and measuring equipment measure the surface of the component in three dimensions. Laser line scanners ...

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Measuring the height of concrete blocks

For the final inspection during the production of concrete blocks, a special test bench records the height of the blocks over a number of tracks. On each track, an optoNCDT 1750 laser sensor measure vertically ...

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Surface inspection of adhesive film

Lors de la fabrication des films, il se peut que des creux et des plis apparaissent et rendent le film inutilisable. Les exigences des clients sont donc en constante augmentation Dans cette tâdche, le scanCONTROL 2910-100 détecte les creux et les plis sur le film adhésif.

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Parameter monitoring of continuous loop strap for cable ties

It is essential that the “width” and “height” of the cable tie strap, as well as the “tooth pitch” are monitored concurrently and constantly during the production of the continuous loop straps. These values are crucial to ensure a consistently good and reliable binding result.

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Testing the sharpness of band knives

Foam cutting machines use band knives whose cutting blades typically wear out over the course of their use. In order to ensure high efficiency in the cutting process, the knife sharpness test is carried ...

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Fluid level measurement of aluminum pig irons

A German manufacturer of prestressed concrete products uses a number of 3D measurement systems by InSystems Automation with optical sensors made by Micro-Epsilon for quality control of railway sleepers. ...

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Reliable quality control in the rolling mill

One of the profile rolling mills processes profile steel in reversing operation. The rod center is then measured and evaluated using a  optoNCDT 1700-750BL.    

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Automatic rail inspection using laser profile scanners

There are several reasons for regular inspection and maintenance: Early recognition of wear Maintaining travelling comfort Ensuring safety The company Donfabs & Consillia offers an intelligent solution ...

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Monitoring the thermal expansion of pipelines

Pipelines in power stations are stressed to their limits by pressure and temperature. These loads result in movements of the pipes which can be up to 1 meter. Constant supports compensate for the movements ...

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Dimensional accuracy of sectional doors

With sectional doors for parquet or laminate flooring, key and slot joints for individual sections are applied. However, these sections are opened and closed frequently. To enable a robust but permanent ...

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Damage prevention during production of locking cylinder

The company Aumat (Germany) develops and produces complex production systems for locking cylinders. In order to prevent any damage occurring, the operator must feed the correct blank into the production ...

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Gap measurement in photovoltaic modules

The module is hermetically sealed using a vacuum during a new method for the production of photovoltaic modules. The correct distance between glass front and metal rear side is important for this vacuum. ...

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Cutting edge measurement

Carbide specialist company Ceratizit uses a semi-automatic measuring machine for production control. This device checks cutting plates for dimensional stability. The cutting plates are moved horizontally ...

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An automatic measurement system ensures the production quality of tablets

High performance pill presses are fitted with quickly interchangeable matrix disk units in order to minimize cleaning and setting up times when employing press tools. In automated production a high level ...

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Measuring the base height of filters in the automotive industry

In automotive filter production, faultless workmanship is essential for the proper functioning of the filter. In addition, the specified height of the filter is also critical in order to prevent any damage ...

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Measurement system for cut packaging pieces

Manufacturers in the packaging industry make high demands with regard to their production quality. For sampling inspection for example, the cut pieces of packaging are extracted from the production, placed ...

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High precision measurement of special profile sections in the production line

In the factory research department a fully automatic system for optical geometry measurement has been developed, constructed and integrated into a production line for lift profile rail sections. The system ...

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3D measurement of components prior to plasma cutting

In order to process these huge domes quickly, fully automatically and at extreme precision, it is necessary to determine their shape and exact position within the production line. As the pure CAD data of the dome often differs by several centimeters from the actual dimensions, the 3D profile of the covers is measured before processing using scanCONTROL 2900 laser scanners.

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Aluminum rim dimension

When producing aluminum rims, highest quality is required so that smooth running is achieved in later use. For this purpose scanCONTROL laser scanners are used.

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