As completely novel system, we will present the new reflectCONTROL Automation surface inspection system that can be installed on a robot arm, providing reliable defect detection of geometric parts. Combined with the surfaceCONTROL systems, the surface inspection of the entire bodywork process chain can be covered - from the pressing plant to painted bodywork. Other fields of application include the inspection of plastic parts, e.g. interior vehicle cockpits or fuel filler caps on the exterior
The surfaceCONTROL inspection system recognizes local surface deviations on non-reflecting surfaces. The new 3D sensor achieves a significantly higher inspection speed, together with increased measurement accuracy by using a fast projection unit and new cameras. The sensor is optimized for both integration in assembly lines and for robot connection.
As well as a 3D sensor for surface inspection, the system alternatively includes two software packages for the evaluation of 3D data. First, the surfaceCONTROL DefMap3D analysis software for laboratories and the measuring room, offering a full-surface back projection of the analysis results onto the component. DefMap3D is available in several versions, adapted technically and in terms of price to the respective requirements. Second, the surfaceCONTROL Inspection Tools for automatic examination of surfaces being optimized for robot-supported inspection tasks.
reflectCONTROL Automation is designed specifically to meet the high quality requirements that ensure high precision for shiny surfaces. The system projects a striped pattern onto the measurement object. Defects on the surface cause deviations from the striped pattern, which are recorded by cameras and evaluated by software. The sensor is mounted on a robot and is therefore able to inspect complex shapes. reflectCONTROL Automation is used for high speed defect detection of painted parts, e.g. car attachments.
The new laser profile scanners of the scanCONTROL product series enable high precision profile measurements. Due to the blue laser line length of just 10mm, even extremely small measurement objects are detected reliably to the highest precision. The new model provides more than twice the profile resolution of the laser scanners with a 25mm measuring range. The compact sensor design and integrated controller enable the sensor to be installed in restricted installation spaces.
The optoCONTROL 2600 is a measurement system with an integrated, high resolution CCD camera that is used for measurements of diameter, edge, gap and segment. The optoCONTROL 2600 has been enhanced with some important new features. As well as the maximum working distance, the distance between the light source and the receiver have been enlarged, while retaining high precision measurements. Furthermore, a cable output on the bottom side of the device is now available for this model.
With the optoNCDT 1320 and 1420 laser triangulation sensors, Micro-Epsilon sets new standards. These sensors are compact, smart and precise. These characteristics make them a class of their own. The extremely small laser spot size enables the measurement of extremely fine details. Their compact sensor design allows them to be installed in restricted spaces. Even the integrated evaluation electronics is space-saving and simplifies cabling. The excellent price/performance ratio and the innovative web interface also make these sensors particularly attractive. The presets enable measurements at very high precision on difficult surfaces such as glass, silicon, metal, plastics, paint, galvanised metal sheet and different colors. The sensors can be used in any industry, e.g. in automation technology, machine building or on the robot.
colorCONTROL ACS7000 is one of the most advanced inline color measurement systems in the world. The system not only recognizes reference colors by comparison, but also identifies individual colors clearly from their coordinates in the color space. Due to its very high measurement speed, the colorCONTROL ACS7000 is suitable for applications where colors and shades have to be examined on-the-fly and to very high accuracies. Due to the extremely high measurement accuracy, the system is also applied in laboratories, e.g. in industrial R&D. Different sensor models are available to suit various measurement tasks.