Metrology and testing technology
Coordinate measuring machine
In order to measure a wide variety of components, coordinate measuring machines are used. Different gages and measuring devices provide a 3D image of the surface component. scanCONTROL laser line scanners are ideally suitable for this purpose. Based on the triangulation principle, they measure the actual component surface without contact to micrometer accuracy.
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Calibrating robot axes
Industrial robots have become indispensable in modern production facilities due to their reliability and speed. During set up and also at regular intervals within the scope of quality assurance, the robot axes must be adjusted. Here, electronic adjustment probes have long substituted mechanical probes. The measurement probes mounted on the robot axes and acquire the zero point during the axis rotation using a probe tip. The integral electronics evaluate the probe signal and supplies a switching signal to the robot controller.
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Coordinate measuring machine
Coordinate measurement machines from Zeiss have been known for decades for the highest quality, precision and reliability. Also the mobile measurement machine, ScanMax fulfills these criteria, in part due to the application of inductive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon.
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3D inspection and surface assessment of roof tiles
The production of roof tiles places high demands on measurement and testing methods for ensuring constant high product quality. In the DASTOKON semi-automatic measurement and test system and in the BSPK pilot plant a laser triangulation sensor of the Series ILD 1800 is used for the 3D inspection and for surface assessment.
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Geometry inspection of ingots
Ingots are sawn into thin wafers for the production of photovoltaic modules. However, geometric deviations can occur during the manufacture of ingots which adversely affect the arrangement of the wafers in the module. Therefore, ingots are inspected for deviations before the sawing. Four scanCONTROL line scanners are used for this in a special measurement system. They traverse along the ingot and make a completely objective assessment possible. Even a banana shape of the ingot is detected.
Request download linksApplication "Optical geometrical inspection of silicon ingots" (PDF, 90 KB)
Coordinate measurement 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 are ideally suited for this purpose. They measure the actual surface of the component without contact and with micrometre precision according to the triangulation principle.