Automatic inspection of integrated air vent control

Brake discs are safety-critical components – the automotive industry demands that they are practically 100% defect-free. It happens again and again that entire batches have to be withdrawn because the client has found one single defective part or small quality defects. The financial damage is enormous; reputation is damaged.


There is only one way to avoid this: Automated inspection of the entire production. The complete surface as well as every single air vent in every brake disc must undergo an inspection which is reliable. But how do we separate the faulty parts from the parts which are free from defects, if there are only a few seconds available to do this?

Our answer is DISC-INSPECTOR.

Since 2002 millions of brake discs have been inspected for air vent defects using a patented procedure. Innovation is our maxim, so this technology has been continuously refined and further developed right up to today. A complete surface inspection of the discs is available by now. The accuracy of DISC-INSPECTOR is unmatched.


DISC-INSPECTOR detects surface defects as well as defects in the air vents and automatically rejects defective parts onto a separate conveyor within the production cycle. Today, DISC-INSPECTOR is flexible as never before: Quick changeover to inspect car and truck discs even in complex product designs and small batches.


Your benefits:

  • Automatic is better than manual
    A manual inspection cannot guarantee 100% freedom from defects. It is tiring and requires continuous concentration. From a financial point of view, repeated inspections are not viable. In contrast, DISC-INSPECTOR inspects objectively, consistently and continously.
  • A complete turnkey system
    Immediately ready to go. The complete system controls the separation, inspection and rejection. Using current interfaces such as Profibus or digital I/O, DISC-INSPECTOR is integrated in your production process in the shortest time.
  • High degree of flexibility to handle all types of brake disc and vent geometries
    DISC-INSPECTOR inspects brake discs which are ventilated externally or internally, vents which run at an angle, as well as discs with pillars. It can be set up for a new brake disc type (truck discs, car discs, open hubs, rings etc. ) quickly and with very little effort.
  • Flexible and easy to use
    Using an operator interface which is intuitive to use, you can regulate the inspection accuracy.
  • Pays for itself quickly
    The system has a long service life because of its solid construction. It can be amortised quickly – and along with the financial benefits, you will notice further advantages such as customer satisfaction, safety and competitive advantages. A complete, flexible turnkey system: DISC-INSPECTOR in operation

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