Automotive: test bench and production control

Position detection of car bodies in the processing line

Before a car emerges from a bodyshell, it passes through numerous stations within the production, in which fully automatic processing steps are carried out. In order to enables the processing robots to ...

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Laser profile scanner for cockpit assembly in cars

Fully or semi-automatic assembly of cockpit modules in the automotive industry requires the gripper tool to precisely position the assembly parts. As the laser scanners take over the measurement and positioning ...

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Fully automatic paint defect inspection of car bodies and attachments

Particularly with shiny surfaces, a faultless production chain is expected in order to lend a sophisticated visual appearance to the final product. For fully automatic defect detection on car bodies and ...

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Detecting surface defects

As well as the visual requirements, instrumentation panels also have to fulfill functional and security requirements. Often the passenger airbag has a predetermined breaking line which is generated using ...

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Behaviour of the combustion engine in the test bench

Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are considered as proven measuring instruments in the test bench of combustion engines. In towing mode as well as in the firing mode, the sensors detect different ...

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Monitoring the sheet metal infeed during pressing

During forming in the pressing plant, the presence detection and the detection of the exact sheet metal position are required. Therefore, laser triangulation sensors measure on the sheet between the dies. ...

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Gap measurement in aluminium die casting processes

In aluminium die casting, liquid aluminium is poured into molds under high pressure and at high speeds. The high pressure acts on the closed mold and pushes it apart, which is why splinters and burrs might ...

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Measuring the brake disc deformation (Disc Thickness Variation)

With the capaNCDT DTV, Micro-Epsilon has developed a product range that is specifically used for non-contact detection of the Disc Thickness Variation. Thickness measurements of brake discs can be carried ...

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Road tests - Detection of the brake temperature under load

The temperature behaviour of brakes plays a major role in vehicle development. In particular, the duration of heating and cooling of the brake discs provides information about the efficiency of the brake ...

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Gap measurement in robot-based assembly

In modern production lines, scanCONTROL laser scanners are used to reliably inspect the gap sizes of the car body quickly and consistently. Thanks to surface compensation, measurements are possible on ...

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LED colour inspection of vehicle lights

Colour and intensity of vehicle lights must be reliably inspected prior to assembly and delivery. Homogenous distribution of light should also be ensured with fluctuating LED batches. The colorCONTROL ...

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Colour inspection and sorting of supplier parts

Before installing front aprons, Micro-Epsilon colour sensors check if the colour of the attachment matches the body colour. Different colour groups can be defined to cover all coatings.

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Inline burr measurement on sheet edges in body manufacture

In order to avoid corrosion, continuous and error-free corrosion protection is a critical factor in the painting process. As the thickness of the applied painting on burrs can only be determined under ...

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Distinction of brake discs

When processing car brake discs, the correct brake disc must be chosen before each stage of production in order to assign them to the manufacturer's different models. Laser scanners are used to recognise ...

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Valve lift measurement in the MultiAir cylinder

The MultiAir cylinder procedure patented by FIAT / Schaeffler controls individual valves independently of the camshaft. An electro-hydraulic control system provides fully variable valve control. Therefore, ...

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Colour comparison between parking sensor and body shell

Car attachments such as parking sensors are painted separately. However, during assembly there must be no difference in colour between the parking sensor and the bumper, which means the two colours must ...

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Colour recognition for seams in automotive interiors

In the assembly line of a well-known German car manufacturer, similar car interior parts must be differentiated from each other based on the respective seam colour. Previously, professional testers have ...

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Vibration displacement measurement in road tests

In the automotive industry, testing the chassis is a prerequisite for driving safety. Here, sensors are required which can also withstand the high demands of road tests. For example, draw-wire sensors ...

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