Quality control is a compulsory attribute of any production process. Embedded in the process, mature, smart and rapid?
Qsigma will be your partner in case of precise inspection of geometric shapes and dimensions. Optical inspection concepts comprising of lasers, dedicated illumination setups, cameras and other suitable sensors are potential tools for optimizing your measurement demands.
Abbreviation for gap bulk density. It denotes the pressed density of substrate mat isolating the ceramic substrate from the metal shell of an automotive catalytic converter.
It is a testing measurement to check e.g. measurement system capability. Usually a special SPC part with known values is used. Comparing the actual measurement values with the known features, it can be checked, if a measurement system has a proper operational system mode or if it has to be re-calibrated.
The known SPC part features are typically stored in the SPC measurement template.
InnoMeas CMS Systems
The monolith or converter is put on a rotary table
All measuring features are software controlled and via communication ports prepared for automated operation.
» diameter (local, averaged), shape contour deviation,
» circumference, maximum inscribed circle, form tolerance
» continuous scanning of the complete shape with error detection: straightness of the shape and edge chipping *)
» height, chunking, parallelism or imbalance of the end face, perpendicularity of the shape and end faces *)
» weight of the support mat, sheet thickness *)
» clearance between substrate and sheet (gap), local and global gap bulk density (GBD) *)
» contour target value, diameter target value, closing stroke of the canning process *)
*) optional and/or accessories required
Standard Model Layouts of InnoMeas CMS
InnoMeas CMS I-type
It is reduced to its essential components, i.e. the measuring unit and the rotary axis actuator. Assembled on a mounting rail, their position can be easily changed with respect to customer requirements.
An IPC system including all controllers and supplies is mounted in the sealed off measuring unit.
InnoMeas CMS I-type is dedicated for the use in manufacturing facilities (e.g. “canning facilities”), where no permanent operator interaction is necessary. Acting as a component of a production line, the controlling is entirely put to a higher level operation control system. However, adding a monitor and other devices like keyboard, mouse and a screen the I-type version converts to a stand-alone manually controlled inspection system.
InnoMeas CMS C-type
InnoMeas C-type is laid out for manual control as well as for automatic control. Housed in small foot print rack on wheels, it contains the measuring unit, the IPC (mounted in the bottom case) and a touch screen.
The measuring unit comprises of the rotary table and the sealed off z-axis assembly both mounted to a bottom rail for alignment to each other. The z-axis assembly contains the vertical axis with the laser sensor and all electrical supplies and controllers.
Key feature is the system‘s versatility. Compact outlines combined with convenient access to all components. The rack wheels allow operation at different locations. Controlling can done by a simple push button assembly (e.g. worker‘s mode), by the touchscreen (e.g. expert‘s mode) or by interfacing to super ordinated computer system.
A variety of peripherals like barcode or DMC code reader, label printer, mat scale etc. can be implemented.
InnoMeas CMS P-Type
InnoMeas CMS HS
A new development especially for robotic canning processes. The horizontal orientation of the z-axis and the rotary stage in combination with an automatic part clamping allow high throughput rates. The entire system concept is dedicated to be part of an automated robot process chain.