The quality inspection of complex castings is often still done by a manual visual inspection. The test quality is subjective and not constant, test results are often not documented or incorrect. These sources of error can be avoided by an automatic quality check, which can provide objective, reproducible and documented results.
The 3D-FLEXINSPECTOR was specially developed for use in the quality control of complex castings. The system realizes nearly complete surface measurement through fastest data acquisition, capturing millions of 3D measurement points per second, and is designed for 100% in-line inspection in production.
Within the tolerance bands you define, the 3D-FLEXINSPECTOR detects quality-related defects such as cold shots, parting line defects, blockages through core breakage, fins, sand inclusions, damage due to incorrect handling and more. It measures gaps, diameters, height distances and other geometric data. It identifies and stores relief inscriptions and more.
Fields of Application:
Automatic visual inspection of complex castings, e.g. Cylinder heads and crankcases
Surface inspection of gearboxes, brake discs and cylinder liners
Inspection of safety-relevant chassis parts such as semi-trailing arm and swivel bearing
- Highly-flexible application
To utilize your process to its full capacity, you may need to manufacture different types of products. Being totally flexible, the 3D-FLEX INSPECTOR identifies and inspects individual parts in any order you require.
- Advice from experts
Our background is in foundry technology and we know your requirements. Use our technical knowledge for intelligent quality assurance.
- Inspection within the cycle time
A quick inspection procedure for continuous production.
- Less rejection
Systematic defects are detected immediately, before they cause significant expense.
- Quality targets met using an audit trail
For every casting tested one can obtain a report – your quality audit trail for your customer.
- You increase profits
The result is worth real money: you will reduce rejection, minimise claim costs and returns, increase productivity, save labour costs and improve your image. An investment which is worth it!