VITRONIC inspection systems provide the data you need for industry 4.0

Automated inspection systems and smart data for automotive production

VITRONIC systems inspect the surfaces and weld seams of automotive components for material- and production-induced defects—fully automated, precisely and inline at production speed. All inspection results are captured, visualized, archived, and analyzed. The data helps you improve processes, reduce costs, and optimize quality. Welcome to Industry 4.0 with VITRONIC.

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  • New inspection sensor for internal bore surfaces

    The VINSPEC fully automated optical inspection system captures the data of material- and production-induced defects in automobile components that are not easily accessible, such as the interior walls of cylinders in crankcases. It is equipped with an advanced internal inspection sensor that can also capture data on different processing planes, enabling a comprehensive inspection of the base (for example, in the case of grooves).

  • 3D inspection of complex components

    VINSPEC 3D INLINE scans castings that are large and complex, such as crankcases. The system is integrated in the production line with minimum cycle time and high throughput. The flexible 3D scanning solution inspects components made from a wide range of materials for surface defects and geometric deviations simultaneously and from all sides.

  • 3D inspection of small component surfaces

    VINSPEC, the fully automatic inspection system, inspects small component surfaces for production- or material-induced irregularities, such as defects or discrepancies in dimensional accuracy. The system inspects bearing blocks in crankcases, gearboxes, and cast iron housings, to name a few—inline, during production, and with minimum cycle time.

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    Inspection of li-ion batteries in the e-mobility industry

    VITRONIC systems also inspect lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid cars. VIRO WSI, an inspection system that uses a light sectioning principle, can detect even the smallest defects in the seam geometry of laser welded seams. Defects in individual cells are identified before further processing into packs and modules is initiated. The result is significantly less scrappage, reliable production processes, and lower production costs.

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    Critical to safety in e-mobility

    Lithium-ion batteries are subject to stringent requirements. Mechanical stress to individual cells, caused by a collision for example, can trigger a chain reaction. To ensure electric and hybrid cars safety, batteries must be reliably and faultlessly inspected for defects during production. The VIRO WSI inspection system offers just that—now with a new advanced weld seam sensor.

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    New weld seam sensor

    Significantly more compact, faster and more powerful. The new weld seam sensor combines the tried and tested VITRONIC sensor system with even greater performance and is exceptionally well-suited for the inspection of laser seams or MIG/MAG welded seams. It is faster than its predecessor and produces steady, error-free images, even when reflections are present. Thanks to the robust push-/pull connectors, performance and quality are consistent throughout thousands and thousands of mating cycles and practically connectable with closed eyes.

  • Manual reworking 

    The data that is captured during optical surface and weld seam inspections effectively supports cooperation between human and machine. The system detects defects and transmits the data to special visualization stations for the manual rework of faulty components. This controls the possible rework to the relevant problem areas. In the event of rework, the employee confirms this directly at the terminal and the data is fed back into the system.

  • Automatic reworking

    From Not OK to OK parts directly in the inspection cell: VIRO WSI systems use specially developed algorithms for optical weld seam inspection. These algorithms provide the data needed for automated rework, creating the most important foundation for a complete automation chain.

  • How the data is used

    All inspection results, even data captured by external inspections, is sent to an integrated database for documentation purposes, visualized, and analyzed. By linking this data intelligently, production processes can be optimized and costs can be reduced, while maintaining a consistently high level of quality. This is essential to take the lead of the competition in the market and in Industry 4.0.



Industrial image processing for automotive production

Automated 100% inspection of surfaces and weld seams
Inline, during production, and with maximum cycle time
Data processing for Industry 4.0
Robot-aided end-to-end solution or as a custom-fit, modular solution
Intuitive operation
Field proven worldwide


AT A GLANCE

Surface and weld seam inspection for Industry 4.0

Part of the process chain

The smallest deviations are detected and corrected manually or automatically.

Intelligent use of data

All inspection results are captured, visualized, archived, and analyzed.

The competitive edge

Processes are improved and costs are reduced while maintaining a consistently high level of quality.

CONTACT

Your contact

ERICH BUTZER

Sales Manager

Industrial Automation


+49 611 7152-356

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PETER DANIEL

Sales Manager

Industrial Automation


+49 611 7152-307

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STEFFEN DIEFENBACH

Sales Manager

Industrial Automation


+49 611 7152-249

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JULIAN MARTINI

Sales Manager

Industrial Automation


+49 611 7152-619

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