Inspection

Inspection stations guarantee a 100% product quality to customers at any stage of the production process. The Inspection stations fully replace human inspection, providing stability, reliability, and speed of the inspection process.

About the solutions

The inspection systems can be composed of various partial inspections connected into units and may assess products according to various criteria - aesthetic, dimensional, structural, and functional.

We deliver the inspection systems to customers as turnkey solutions including the necessary mechanics and integration so they form one functional unit with the production line. For selected technologies, we also provide OEM solutions for further integration into new or existing machinery.

The following can be a part of the inspection workstations:

  • Testing the functional characteristics of products
  • Testing the mechanical characteristics of products
  • Optical product inspection
  • Contact dimensional measurement
  • Non-contact dimensional measurement
  • Sorting products according to their characteristics

Products

LightThru - Broken Core Inspection

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The LightThru System is designed for the inspection of cylinder heads and engine blocks manufactured using a standard production method of gravitational aluminum alloy casting in semi-permanent mold with sand cores. The main goal is detection of blockages in internal cavities.

Nanocamera Inspection

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Nanocameras are designed for the inspection of internal cavities and channels, typically inside cylinder heads and engine blocks. The main goal is automation of visual inspection (borescope, videoscope) and detection of partial blockages, chips or sand in internal cavities. This technology can be utilized for any visual inspection in enclosed space where standard machine vision approach does not work.

IIT - Inspection of Internal Threads

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Contactless method of thread inspection provides unique combination of detection capabilities, precision, speed and low maintenance costs. It is superior to mechanical testing with master threads and torque measurement as it does not damage the tested thread in any case. It allows easy adaptation and integration into different application scenarios.

VCG – Virtual Condition Gage

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Virtual Condition Gages combine several technologies to provide full process control of manufacturing of complex products. Using camera systems, optical sensors, lasers and other technologies it is possible to verify casting, machining and assembly processes. It is also possible to include gaging capabilities for dimensional characteristics.

References

Cubed cylinder heads complex Gage-In-Line

Inline conveyor or robot loaded testing line for cubed cylinder heads. Main inspection is carried out using the LightThru technology to inspect the internal cavities for any blockages obstructing the flow of coolant in water jacket, lubricant in the main oil gallery etc. Various customer configurations extend the inspection by 3D measurement, hardness (heat-treatment) testing, internal thread testing, surface inspection and obstruction of other openings not covered with LightThru inspection. Cycle time can be as low as 16s.

VCG for cylinder head pre-machining control

Inline conveyor system VCG line for detection of presence of all machining surfaces, drilled, holes, drill thru holes, tapped threads and selected casted characteristics. Optional, it is possible to include dimensional gaging of casting locators, indexing hole, manufacturing transfer holes, surface profiles, and profile of combustion chambers. Growing demand is for assessment of thread condition (not only presence). Typical cycle time is 30s.

System of Final Automated Vibration Inspection of Electric Drives

This system monitors and evaluates engine vibrations at full operating speed during the final inspection after assembly. Based on the analysis, it identifies the source of problems and signals the drives' further sorting on the production line.

Inspection of Cable Harnesses

A system for inspecting cable harnesses designed for ABS braking systems. The entire system consists of several inspection systems (high voltage test, low voltage test, polarity, wire color, the presence and position of assembly elements, the accurate connection of the end connector, and pin height inspection, labeling good products with a certification mark). The system launches and evaluates individual testing sequences. The result is either a depreciation through cutting in the case of a nonconforming product, or its labeling and storage in a transport container in the case of a good item.