Industry 4.0: The future of industrial production grounds on the concept of a smart factory. Quality assurance is the key term. In order to achieve this, QASS measurement devices gather data from the heart of the machine.
High-Frequency-Impulse-Measurement (HFIM) gains information directly out of the production process, monitors tools and work-pieces. The Optimizer4D, a QASS measurement device, analyzes structure borne noise impulses in real-time and while the process is running. A three-dimensional diagram shows the data on the axes time, frequency and amplitude. Particularly, it's easy to detect cracks, even if they are disturbed by strong noise. Most other process parameters such as the flow of coolant fluid are depicted. These signals are open for automated Evaluation, while the machine is running. Controlling and timing are ensured by adjustable I/O- and PLC-interfaces.
If it comes to crack detection during bending and straightening of gear shafts, QASS is the global market leade