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Color recognition for seams in automotive interiors

A well-known German car manufacturer relies on poka-yoke mechanisms for assembling interior components. The poka-yoke process prevents product defects due to random human errors and ensures that all parts ...

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Color and intensity tests of vehicle lights

At the end of their production process, vehicle lights must be 100% inspected. Color and intensity of the finished lights are the primary inspection criteria. Homogenous distribution of light should also ...

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Color 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 color between the parking sensor and the bumper, which means the two colors must ...

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Adhesive beading check on border strip

Border strips are automatically adhered to glass by robots in vehicle production. This automatic process must be monitored as the application of uniform adhesive beading by the robot is not certain. The ...

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Robot positioning for application of seals

In order to permanently protect weld seams against the penetration of moisture, BMW AG’s Leipzig factory seals the weld seam on the roof rail. A robot automatically applies sealant at the position ...

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Adhesive beading check

It is important during the gluing in of glass panes in automobile production that the adhesive beading shows a constant track. Therefore a robot arm tracks the adhesive beading track exactly with a scanCONTROL ...

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Dosing systems for high-viscosity glues

In the automotive industry piston dosing systems are used for glueing car windscreens and windows. These dosing systems supply the highviscosity glue to the application gun in an exactly controllable way. ...

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Paintwork defects

The exterior appearance is an important factor for many surfaces. The reflectCONTROL inspection system is suitable for automatic defect inspection of reflecting surfaces. This system measures the quality ...

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Measuring the base height of filters in the automotive industry

In automotive filter production, faultless workmanship is essential for the proper functioning of the filter. In addition, the specified height of the filter is also critical in order to prevent any damage ...

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Automatic positioning of synchronizer discs

Synchronizer discs are used as a synchronizer package in automatic transmissions. Behr Systems in Germany created a handling and processing plant for deburring the front side of the synchronizer discs ...

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Stitching position of airbags

As interior parts, the covers must therefore harmonise with the overall appearance. The high aesthetic requirements placed on the cockpit, seats, interior trim and steering wheel are particularly important ...

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Inspecting gaps in car trims

In high quality vehicles, the trim typically consists not only of a single material (e.g. plastics) but many different bonded materials. This offers various design options but also many additional functions ...

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Gap measurement of tripping pins

When triggering a switching operation in test equipment for camshafts, a tripping pin is moved at high speed. A gap measurement detects whether the tripping pin has been completely extended and if ...

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Gap monitoring in car interiors

Car interiors present a number of gaps, for example, between the single cockpit elements such as the center console or door trim. From a technical point of view, it is often irrelevant if the width and ...

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Gap and flushness measurement of car bodywork parts

The demands on car bodywork are increasing, not only from a technical viewpoint, but also with regards to the optical design. Therefore, a door that doesn’t close flush could fulfill the technical ...

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TIM 160 for injection mould applications

Users  of  injection  mould  machines  for  plastics  processing are facing increased quality requirements imposed by  end-users,  in  particular  for  automotive  applications. Because ...

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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 recognize ...

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Windscreen defects

During the production of windscreens, it can happen that the correct curvature of the windscreen has not been maintained or the fissures and cracks in the surface make the windscreen unusable. A system ...

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Windscreen profile

Flat glass for demanding industrial tasks is subjected to 100% testing after the production. Dimensional accuracy is important for industrial glass which is used for demanding technical tasks. Examples ...

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