Inspection and Measuring of Cast Parts – Sensior®
Sensior® is a fully automated test booth for cast parts. In addition to the inspection for surface defects using 3D technology, the test part is also measured precisely.
Cast parts are inspected for surface defects such as blowholes, pores, etc., from all sides and in a fully automated process. Detected defects are measured and documented. The data obtained in this way can be used to make permanent improvements to the casting process. The dimensional accuracy of the cast part is checked at the same time. The inspection method is insusceptible to surface interference such as dirt and is designed for the harsh conditions of foundry environments. The Sensior® test booth takes the place of employees in areas where heavy cast parts are currently inspected in environments which are often dangerous or harmful to health. Sensior® inspects with absolutely no slippage and a minimal cycle time. Since only 100% suitable parts are used for further processing after an inspection with the Sensior® system, the positive effects on the overall process and output are just as substantial as the potential savings.
The contactless laser light section method is used to capture a three dimensional height profile of the test part. Then this information is evaluated by our proven Visioncheck® software. This software allows for fast and flexible adaptation to new part geometries or updated requirements, without a need for programming knowledge. The dimensions of the inspected cast part and potential defects are captured at the same time. Both feeding of the parts and separate outputting of OK / NOK parts is performed automatically by a robot integrated in the booth.
Inspection of cast parts. Depending on the version of the system, both rotationally symmetric and complex shaped parts can be inspected. Daimler AG uses Sensior® to inspect vehicle brake disks. Callipers, drive shafts, etc. are also inspected quickly, reliably and with high process stability. The cycle time for full inspection and measuring incl. handling and sorting of a vehicle brake disk out of grey iron, for example, is just 4.5 seconds.