inspectomation GmbH

Düsseldorfer Str. 20, 68219 Mannheim
Germany
Telephone +49 621 803966-0
Fax +49 621 803966-555
info@inspectomation.de

Location

Hall map

GIFA 2015 hall map (Hall 16): stand D01

Fairground map

GIFA 2015 fairground map: Hall 16

Contact

Thomas Winkel

Vorstand/Geschäftsführer
Geschäfts- /Unternehmensleitung

Düsseldorfer Str. 20
68219 Mannheim, Germany

Phone
+49 621 803966-0

Fax
+49 621 803966-555

Email
winkel@inspectomation.de

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 11  Knock-out, fettling and finishing
  • 11.08  As-cast casting inspection equipment

As-cast casting inspection equipment

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.03  Testing of materials and workpieces
  • 19.03.08  Surface inspection

Surface inspection

  • 19  Measurement and test technology
  • 19.06  Quality control

Quality control

  • 28  3D fab+print
  • 28.01  Software
  • 28.01.03  CT/MRI and other Imaging systems

CT/MRI and other Imaging systems

  • 28  3D fab+print
  • 28.02  Machinery, equipment, tooling, accessories, technology
  • 28.02.01  3D scanners, Laser scanners

3D scanners, Laser scanners

Our products

Product category: As-cast casting inspection equipment

3D-FLEXINSPECTOR

3-D measurement and inspection of casting in volume production

Nowadays, the high quality requirements of the automotive industry call for a complete and documented inspection of foundry products. Cost-intensive manual double controls are not uncommon in the everyday foundry life. So far, 3D acquisition techniques are primarily used in foundries for spot-checks and dimensional inspection in the measuring room. Rarely, the 3D technology is used for the in-line inspection of castings. The situation changes by the above-mentioned requirements and the availability of fast data processing. The laser line triangula-tion provides depth images that allow the reliable control on typical defects as well as highly accurate evaluation of the dimensional accuracy (e.g. chamber depths of cylinder heads). This enhanced functionality of the robot based, highly flexible and proven ‘3D-FLEXINSPECTOR' system will be presented at GIFA 2015. With 3D-FLEXINSPECTOR found-rymen’s production quality is increased, documented and reliable.

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Product category: Surface inspection

DISC-INSPECTOR

Automatic inspection of air vents and surfaces of brake rotors

Brake discs are safety-critical components – the automotive industry demands that they are practically 100% defect-free. It happens again and again that entire batches have to be withdrawn because the client has found one single defective part or small quality defects. The financial damage is enormous; reputation is damaged.

There is only one way to avoid this: Automated inspection of the entire production. The complete surface as well as every single air vent in every brake disc must undergo an inspection which is reliable. But how do we separate ”black sheep“ from the parts which are free from defects, if there are only a few seconds available to do this?

Our answer is DISC-INSPECTOR.

Since 2002 millions of brake discs have been inspected for air vent defects using a patented procedure. Innovation is our maxim, so this technology has been continuously refined and further developed right up to today. A complete surface inspection of the discs is available by now. The accuracy of DISC-INSPECTOR is unmatched.

DISC-INSPECTOR detects surface defects as well as defects in the air vents and automatically rejects defective parts onto a separate conveyor within the production cycle. Today, DISC-INSPECTOR is flexible as never before: Quick changeover to inspect car and truck discs even in complex product designs and small batches.

 

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Product category: Quality control

CORE-VISION

Automatic Visual Inspection of cores and molds

Shadows bring defects to light
The shadow of an object contains fundamental information about its topography. The smallest defects such as cracks or breaks can only be identified once they are enhanced bytheir shadow. Many areas are hidden from the camera and are only visible through their shadow.

A pragmatic, cost-effective solution
CORE-VISION inspects cores, core assemblies and moulds. The software concentrates on user-definable "Regions of Interest", which are actually relevant in terms of product quality.

CORE-VISION compares the item being tested with reference images. Variations which are permitted within the production process are not evaluated as defects, because images of several good parts form the reference dataset.

Position correction, compensation for changes in the ambient light and dust air purge make the system particularly sturdy for tough day-to-day foundry use.

Using current interfaces and field bus cables, CORE-VISION can be connected to the control unit of the production line. You can individually define which defects lead to an alarm or stop the machine’s production. The

CORE-VISION STATISTICS add-on module logs all inspection cycles in a database. Concise evaluation gives you an excellent basis to further optimise production quality.

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Product category: CT/MRI and other Imaging systems

CORE-VISION for DISAMATIC

Continuous visual inspection in vertical moulding systems
Boxless, vertical moulding systems are high-productivity machines. Up to now, the design of these machines and the short cycle time have meant that it was only possible to inspect using the random sample method. To do this, the machine had to be stopped. The result: Occasional defects were rarely found. Systematic defects were often detected too late and defective parts had already been cast. Inspectomation therefore advanced CORE-VISION technology further and integrated it into DISAMATIC® moulding machines. It is unique on the market. In spite of the extremely short cycle times and the compact design, COREVISION for DISAMATIC® allows the continous visual inspection of green sand moulds within cycle.

Vertically-divided moulding systems make high demands on visual inspection techniques:

Commercially available cameras and lights are too large for the restricted space available
The camera is close to the moulding chamber, so there is a high risk of blinding the lenses
Extremely short cycle times as low as 7 seconds resulting in a very short time for evaluating the inspection images
The solution from Inspectomation is unique
It is based on the CORE-VISION principle of shadow modulation. Lights which are extremely small and intense are fitted inside the moulding machine. Because the rapid cycle rate does not allow time sequential illumination from different positions, three specials light sources in the primary colours red, green and blue illuminate the mould simultaneously for a single image acquisition. The CORE-VISION software separates the three colour channels again resulting in three images from different lighting angles. The resulting three-dimensional shadow information is evaluated in real time with a powerful computer. The software automatically compensates for machine variations. The COREVISION system is connected to the control system of the DISAMATIC® machine. In this way, inspection and production processes operate hand-in-hand and unlock a range of benefits.

Defect scenarios in accordance with adjustable tolerances
Particular "Regions of Interest" can be inspected individually with different levels of sensitivity. The resulting scenarios are user-definable from the simple error message to commands such as ”do not cast“ right up to immediate machine stop.

Protection against damage to the machine
Critical defects such as missing or fallen off filters or cores trigger immediate stop of the machine, to prevent damage to the machine.

Protection against gaps when casting
When there are defects near to the bottom or side of the mould’s edge, the mould will not be cast, as there is a risk that the liquid metall could run out.

Protection against expensive systematic defects
When there are defects which occur repeatedly at the same point, i.e. systematic defects, such as stickers, following a pre-defined number of occurrences the machine will stop, so that the operator can remove the cause of the defect.

No increase in cycle time, high level of efficiency
There is no inspection procedure which is more efficient. The complete visual inspection process is part of the production cycle of the DISAMATIC® machine, so no additional time is required.

More safety and increased savings
Instead of individual random sampling, every part will be consistently inspected. No down-time for inspection, less personnel costs and significantly higher quality.

Prevention of core mismatch
An additional module determines the exact core position in the mould.

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Product category: 3D scanners, Laser scanners

3D-FLEXINSPECTOR

3-D measurement and inspection of castings in volume production: 3D-FLEXINSPECTOR


Nowadays, the high quality requirements of the automotive industry call for a complete and documented inspection of foundry products. Cost-intensive manual double controls are not uncommon in the everyday foundry life. So far, 3D acquisition techniques are primarily used in foundries for spot-checks and dimensional inspection in the measuring room. Rarely, the 3D technology is used for the in-line inspection of castings. The situation changes by the above-mentioned requirements and available fast data processing. The laser line triangulation provides depth images that allow the reliable control on typical defects as well as highly accurate evaluation of the dimensional accuracy (eg. chamber depths of cylinder heads). This enhanced functionality of the robot based, highly flexible and proven ‘3D-FLEXINSPECTOR' system will be presented at GIFA 2015.

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About us

Company details

Our name says it all - the inspectomation GmbH supplies the foundry industry with first-class inspection and automation solutions on the cutting edge of technology for more than 15 years now. Our systems are designed for the rough foundry environment. The inspection of cores, molds, brake discs, cylinder heads, engine blocks, etc. helps our customers to casting products of high quality and provides them with a competitive advantage. Our strengths are tailor-made complete systems for complex tasks from a single source. Challenge us – we find your black sheep!

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

Export content

max. 50%

Number of employees

1-19

Foundation

1999