10/14/2013

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Pixargus: 100 % inline inspection for profiles

[image_0]The module checks as early as during the production process whether all venting and drill holes have been made and whether they are all in the right position. The system triggers an alarm as soon as it detects that a drill hole is missing, that it does not have the correct diameter or shape, or that the spacing between the holes is not as it should be. Especially for automated assembling processes, this type of inspection is paramount as it ensures that the door seals can be installed quickly and reliably. In the past, checking the drillhole positions was a very complicated procedure prone to errors because the high production speeds make it impossible to take a manual measurement of each spacing. The new module makes it possible to check the entire profile in an inline process.
With the Drillhole Inspection module, Pixargus is complementing its line of inspection systems for sealing profiles used in automotive construction. It belongs to the family of Pixargus ProfilControl Surface systems, which inspect the surface condition of profiles in an inline procedure. As soon as the module detects any out-of-spec condition, it displays the defect and the defect class, and sends out a signal. The signal can be used to mark out-of-spec sections of the profiles or control downstream cutting and sorting equipment.The PCS system is completed by a new Defect Density Management (DDM) module. The processor can define rule sets about which defect densities on a segment are allowed on a certain segment length as not every defect on the surface of a profile has to lead to scrap. In some cases it is acceptable to tolerate a certain number of minor defects on a segment.Hall 11, stand E14

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