However, image processing systems provide even after the production of vehicle parts and complete vehicles throughout their life cycle in numerous other applications for security or comfort.
The JAI Apex Series of 3CMOS prism-based colour area scan cameras has been expanded with 5 new models. The range now features 3.2 Mpixel and 1.6 Mpixel versions, with PMCL, USB3 Vision, and GigE Vision interfaces available in each resolution.
CCS has introduced the TH2-CR series of flat light units with a camera window which provide light from the same axis as the camera. The wide emitting surface combines wide-field imaging with highly uniform illumination, making these new lights an attractive alternative to coaxial and dome lights.
The new Optronis CR-S3500 Sprinter slow-motion camera features an integrated SSD data back-up capability. This speeds up data transfer of recorded sequences for analysis on a PC by 6 times compared to the use of a GigE interface for the transfer.
With the new bonNDTinspect® system, Automation W+R enables the reliable assessment of surfaces that are to be bonded, painted or otherwise treated in subsequent process steps. The system is based on a patent held by Fraunhofer IFAM and machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING.
Every day the lives of millions of people depend on intact tyres on cars and airplanes. The Carl Zeiss Optotechnik tyre inspection systems equipped with STEMMER IMAGING’s state-of-the-art machine vision components provide the maximum possible safety in this domain.
Eight Teledyne DALSA Spyder3 line scan cameras form the core of an inspection system developed by the Bavaria-based Sturm-Gruppe. The system checks sheet metal parts for compliance with required quality standards by using their CAD data for direct comparison. When selecting the appropriate machine vision components the company strongly relied on STEMMER IMAGING’s profound expertise.
Sheet metal processing is one of Sturm’s core competences. “No matter whether steel, stainless steel, aluminium or special materials – almost everything from 0.5 mm to 20 mm is feasible. We manufacture from the small-scale washer up to welded components with sizes of 10 metres and weights of several tons”, explains Alexander Luft, Production Manager at Sturm.
Processing methods such as laser cutting, stamping, forming, welding, grinding and various other surface treatments as well as the manufacture and assembly of complete components are ordinary tasks for Sturm. “Our clients bring along their drawings and we deliver the finished products – from simple laser cutting to a complex assembly, from lot size 1 to serial production”, summarises Alexander Luft. State of the art equipment is available on almost 11,000 m2 of production space in Salching in Lower Bavaria.