AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS HOT ON WEITBLICK INSPECTION SYSTEM
|Automotive industry is hot on Weitblick inspection system |
Weitblick Systems develops unique 3D inspection system for monitoring inserts in seat production Data is processed at 60 megabytes per second.
With four 3D camera systems and an accuracy of 0.2 mm at an elliptical speed of twelve meters per minute, the new high-tech inspection system from Weitblick Systems monitors vehicle seat production. It allows previously unattainable quality and speed to be achieved in this complex production process. The high-tech system is distributed exclusively by Fill Machine Engineering in the seat industry. Extremely positive feedback from customers and intensive cultivation of the market have prompted high demand for the innovative inspection system.
Gurten, 23 July 2012 – Manufacturing of vehicle seats is a highly complex production process. Prior to the foaming process, a large number of different parts are placed in a mold. Foaming-in then takes place in a single operation. Missing and defective parts not only generate scrap, they can also lead to a complete production stoppage if, for example, fixtures for clips and wires are contaminated with PU foam. In this case, the whole mold must be unloaded and cleaned. The resulting losses of time and material are substantial and cost a lot of money.
More than the sum of its parts
The following maxim applies in vehicle seat production: The whole is more than the sum of its parts. The seamless amalgamation of all components into a functional system places great demands on the production process. Weitblick Systems has developed a unique 3D inspection system for monitoring inserts in seat production. The high production speed and high precision require a special architecture that allows the processing of up to 60 megabytes of data per second. "The particular highlight of our inspection system is its high accuracy of 0.2 mm at an elliptical speed of twelve meters per minute. In order to achieve this, four 3D camera systems are employed, which record 16 partial images for each mold carrier," explains Rainer Reisinger, CEO of Weitblick Systems. As soon as a partial image has been taken completely, the stored inspection plan is processed.
Great interest from suppliers and the automotive industry
With up to 600 different products, the convenient creation of inspection plans is particularly important. Special software features, such as the automatic creation of unrecognized products, support the operator considerably in his work and reduce the amount of effort involved per component to a minimum. With its wealth of benefits, the new high-tech inspection system from Weitblick Systems has prompted a great deal of interest in the industry. Component suppliers and vehicle manufacturers are extremely interested in the new inspection technology "made by weitblick systems."
Weitblick Systems GmbH develops innovative inspection systems for production processes. Ever increasing quality requirements and the necessity for 100 percent inspection call for constant innovation in the field of quality assurance. Faults are detected reliably by means of industrial image processing and the very latest sensor technologies. Component inspection can be integrated directly into the production process. Data generated is processed and evaluated by means of specially developed software. DI (FH) Rainer Reisinger is CEO of the company founded in 2007, which has been an affiliate of Fill Machine Engineering since June 2010.
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