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Paper fold recognition in printing machines

Possible folds produced in the paper web that remain unnoticed can have far-reaching consequences during processing and often lead to unusable printed products. Extreme differences in printing registration, ...

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Coil edge

Rolled sheets in the metal industry are wound on coils for transport. It is important that directly before and also after the coiling, to check the position and the edge condition of the metal strip. optoCONTROL ...

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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 ...

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Defect recognition on worktops

Kitchen worktops are now made from a variety of materials, e.g. natural or artificial stone, solid wood and laminate (e.g. HPL). All these materials offer benefits and have special characteristics. However, ...

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Measuring dental samples confocal

Confocal optoNCDT 2401 sensors are used to check the surface topography of dental samples. These sensors are distinguished by their high resolution and independence from the type of material surface involved. ...

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On-line inspection of sealing compound in covering lid

After injection of the sealing compound in the covering lid, curing takes place in the tunnel furnace. Here, fault points and faulty thicknesses of compound must be acquired and faulty lids must be sorted ...

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Inspection of rotationally symmetrical parts

The scanCONTROL laser scanner is used for part inspection of various hypoid-tooth components and a digital model of the tooth structure of the component is generated by the measurement system. In this ...

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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 digitisation of parts. The scanner projects a laser line onto the object being ...

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Display glass defects

A special measuring system has been developed for the quality control of display glass. The glass pane is placed on a measuring table by a robot. A measuring arm with several confocal sensors traverses ...

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Reading the DOT code on tyres

When manufacturing automobiles for the American market, the DOT numbers of the tyres must be stored. Vision systems are not suitable for reading the code, due to the poor contrast involved (black letters ...

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ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for pipeline inspection

To meet safety regulations, the inspection of the internal parts of pipelines is mandatory, as any defects can lead to cracks, which could result in complete pipe failure or, in the worst case, in personal ...

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Flat glass defects

A special measuring system has been developed for the quality control of flat glass. The glass pane is placed on a measuring table by a robot. A measuring arm with several confocal sensors traverses ...

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Water depth measurement on a river model

With investigations using realistic models of flowing waters, the river bed must be sampled as accurately as possible and without physical contact. To do this, the laser-based optical displacement measurement ...

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Shape measurement of rotation symmetrical parts

As rotary pistons for pumps must have very precise surface geometries, the pistons have to undergo 3D shape measurement. The scanCONTROL laser scanner is moved vertically by a linear axis in a special ...

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Automatic winding of glass fibre cables

An even and tight winding must be maintained for the automatic winding of glass fibre cables on drums. scanCONTROL 2800 profile scanners are used for monitoring the coiling machine. They monitor the windings ...

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Rail wear

Tram or train rails are subject to constant wear either due to corrosion or due to friction during use. Rails are checked for wear completely automatically using a system developed by Micro-Epsilon. A test ...

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Position of the rubber grip on golf clubs

It is important for the production of golf clubs that the rubber grip is perfectly positioned on the shaft. The rubber grip must not only be completely on the shaft; the rubber must also not be twisted. ...

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Measurement of large geometries with precision machines

Measuring complex part geometries is a task for the scanCONTROL laser scanner. Laser scanners are used in the precision machines of EHR in order to perform a component inspection at high resolution and ...

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Optical sensors in side trimming systems of saw mills

The tree trunk cut into planks in saw mills still shows the wane of the original tree on the edges. In order to achieve an optimum cutting width and thus a maximum yield here, laser triangulation sensors ...

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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 ...

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Adhesive beading check on border strip

Border strips are automatically adhered to glass by robots in vehicle production. This automatic process must be monitored as the application of uniform adhesive beading by the robot is not certain. The ...

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Robot positioning for application of seals

In order to permanently protect weld seams against the penetration of moisture, BMW AG’s Leipzig factory seals the weld seam on the roof rail. A robot automatically applies sealant at the position ...

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Adhesive beading check

It is important during the gluing in of glass panes in automobile production that the adhesive beading shows a constant track. Therefore a robot arm tracks the adhesive beading track exactly with a scanCONTROL ...

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Measurement of contact lenses

The object must endure various tests during the search for new materials for contact lenses. In doing so, the lens is located in a small case with saline solution. The lenses are inspected in the case ...

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Coplanarity of connector pins

Using connectors and sockets, electrical circuits can be alternately opened and closed. The connector pins must be correctly oriented in order to prevent the pins from bending during connection. As this ...

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Paintwork defects

The exterior appearance is an important factor for many surfaces. The reflectCONTROL inspection system is suitable for automatic defect inspection of reflecting surfaces. This system measures the quality ...

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Bearing shell surface

Sliding bearings are used in combustion engines for the crankshaft and camshaft. The bearing shells are often composed of three layers whereby the inner layer is only metallised or sputtered. If there ...

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Dimensional Testing of Cans for the Food Industry

Accurate dimensions and shape of the prefabricated cans and can-lids is of prime importance, in order to ensure that the lids and the cans match properly and form a permanent airtight seal after the filling ...

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Image processing system for the detection of markings

In order to increase the process reliability in the final assembly of cars it is necessary make a reliable differentiation between the wheel and spare wheel on different types of vehicle once the tire ...

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2D/3D measurement station for gaskets

Even if gaskets are just very small components in plant and machinery, they are still critical in terms of their function and operational reliability. However, mechanical engineering companies normally ...

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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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Stitching position of airbags

As interior parts, the covers must therefore harmonise with the overall appearance. The high aesthetic requirements placed on the cockpit, seats, interior trim and steering wheel are particularly important ...

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Profile measurement of compressor blades under high temperature conditions

An einem neuartigen Verbundmaterial für Gastriebwerke soll die thermische Geometrieveränderung unter Einsatzbedingungen gemessen werden.

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Profile measurement system

In the field of quality assurance, e.g. in the tire industry, profile measurements of the tread and sidewall must be carried out. Sensors or complete profile measurement benches with precision laser and ...

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Profile sensor for tire measurement on the test rig

Tire properties are crucial for safety, driving response and comfort in modern automobiles. To ensure constant quality at the highest level 100% inspection of tires is already required in production. Apart ...

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Automatic test station for heat exchangers

Heat exchangers in plant and machinery serve as heat transfer mechanisms between different material flows. To maximise the heat-emitting area, they are designed using multiple plates. Respectively one ...

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Inspection of saw teeth

Whether in a linear arrangement or a saw blade, saw teeth are used for cutting materials. Due to increasing demands for reproducible production results, saw teeth must fulfill the highest quality standards. ...

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Fluid level measurement of aluminium 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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Tester for (railway) wheel rim measurement

Testers are integrated in the track bed for the wear control of wheel rims on trains. The profile is checked during the passage of the train. Point-type and line-type lasers measure the diameter and the ...

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Tyre surface

Three laser scanners from the scanCONTROL series measure the surface profile of tyres. The turnkey tester is at the end of the production line where each tyre is examined for dents and bulges. The tyre ...

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Completely automatic 3D repair welding

For heavy equipment such as soft coal excavators, it is often cheaper to repair parts than to replace them. For the repair of chain links during maintenance work, the worn material is welded on again by ...

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3D profile measurement of soil samples

German automation company Visutronik GmbH from Neubrandenburg, Germany has developed a laser scanningdevice to measure surface soil samples for subsequent geometric analysis: roughness, surface type expansion ...

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In-line inspection of the rubber on windshield wiper blades

A faultless surface is indispensable for the functionality of wiper blades. Therefore, wiper blades are inspected by the measuring system after the extrusion in the endless state. In doing so, two scan ...

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Measurement of key profiles

In the production of security keys, the correct blank must be located in the machine before grinding of the teeth can be checked. An optoNCDT 2200 laser sensor traverses across the profile, recording the ...

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Weld seam profile

Welding robots which perform the joining automatically are often used for joining metals. For visible parts, the weld seam must satisfy certain optical criteria; for example, there must be no remaining ...

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Weld seam tracking for pipeline inspection

Defective weld seams are often the reason for leaks on pipelines. Therefore, the seams are inspected on the outside after the welding with the profile scanner scanCONTROL 2800. In doing so, the scanner ...

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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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Automatic contour and parts measurement

Various sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used in measuring machines for universal parts measurement. Depending on the object, the measuring machine is equipped with a confocal sensor, a point laser sensor ...

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Welded sheets on gas valves

For automatic welding processes, the quality of the weld is often dependent on how precisely the welding head is positioned for the seam place. If the positioning is checked by a measurement system before ...

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Measurement of pre-stressed steel

An inspection system for incoming goods inspection has been developed for a manufacturer of pre-stressed concrete, which detects the profile depth of delivered batches and continuously records this information ...

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Non-contact roller measuring device

In the cement and mineral industry roller mills are used for fine grinding of the raw materials. During the milling process the rollers are subject to high wear, which strongly reduces the quality of milling ...

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Windscreen defects

During the production of windscreens, it can happen that the correct curvature of the windscreen has not been maintained or the fissures and cracks in the surface make the windscreen unusable. A system ...

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