Vitronic to exhibit at EuroBLECH 2010 in Hanover, Germany
Online PR News – 22-October-2010 – – Machine vision specialist Vitronic is exhibiting at EuroBLEC 2010, which takes place 26-30 October in Hanover, Germany. Located at stand F28 in hall 13, the company plans to demonstrate its weld seam inspection system VIROwsi. VIROwsi now has a new slender design that simplifies its integration into manufacturing cycles.
Established over 40 years ago, EuroBLECH is the world’s largest sheet metal working trade show. It covers everything from finished products, components and assemblies to welding, surface treatment, safety and warehouse equipment. This year nearly 1,500 companies are taking part. Visitors come from all over the world and include professionals from sectors such as mechanical engineering, automobile production and shipbuilding.
VIROwsi is fast becoming the norm in the automotive industry. It uses a semiconductor laser, housed in a compact sensor on a robotic arm, to project a line across a welded seam. A high-speed camera, also housed in the sensor, captures the line as an elevation profile.
Through the relative motion of the sensor and the component, VIROwsi builds a three-dimensional image of the seam’s entire surface. It detects joint defects (e.g. hairline cracks, dents, blisters, pores or shape flaws on the edges) with 100% accuracy and provides data for qualitative improvements if required. VIROwsi even inspects flat welded seams and seams joining reflective materials.
VIROwsi eliminates the need to inspect welded joints manually, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive. The resulting cost savings are enormous. Vitronic will demonstrate VIROwsi at EuroBLECH 2010 alongside its VINSPEC surface inspection system.
Used in production cycles, VINSPEC uses line-scan and matrix cameras to inspect objects as they flow along powered conveyors. The system Vitronic will display at EuroBLECH 2010 checks cylinder head gaskets and cylinder heads, components used in car engines. It detects surface flaws with 100% accuracy and produces statistical evaluations, which companies can use to optimise their manufacturing processes.