HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Optical testing system for quality assurance in the production of chains

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Hall 14, Stand L19



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Industrie 4.0

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Forum Automation

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Chains fulfil important tasks in many areas of industry and daily life. Depending on the application, high demands are placed on the quality and reliability of these components. An image processing system developed by TU Ilmenau in cooperation with Vision & Control GmbH now enables complete inspection of chains in the production cycle for the first time. With chains, a direct optical measurement of relevant dimensions is not possible, since the sections to be measured appear hidden.

The solution is a measuring method that determines all optically measurable dimensions and uses suitable algorithms to determine the actual dimensions of the chain links. The measuring system can record up to five chain links per second. It can evaluate the measurement results according to various parameters of the chain links, including pitch, inner width or diameter. In addition to quality control, fields of application include setting up chain bending and welding machines and ensuring product safety.


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