Most of all bent tubes and wires are less than 1,000 mm long from end to end and have a maximum diameter of 100 mm. The first model of the new TubeInspect generation, the TubeInspect P8, was especially developed for the efficient quality control of this kind of component.
Equipped with 8 high-resolution cameras, TubeInspect P8 is suitable for tubes and wires with diameters from 1 mm to 125 mm and allows for optimum 3D inspection of objects of up to 1 m length. However, even longer objects can be measured with TubeInspect P8. The lateral doors allow for an overlapping
repositioning section by section.
Sheath tolerance can be determined to an accuracy of up to 0.035 mm. Measuring results are provided within 2 to 5 seconds. Considerably optimized production processes, e.g. the setup of bending machines, save time and costs. Combined with the software platform BendingStudio, the system offers various application-oriented functionalities.
Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, TubeInspect P8 fulfills highest requirements regarding accuracy and speed. The long-life and low-maintenance LED illumination technology guarantees a particularly smooth illumination of the measuring field.
High-resolution cameras with latest GigE technology ensure an almost synchronic capture of the measuring object within milliseconds. The innovative three-dimensional glass reference is highly precise and long-term stable.
TubeInspect P8 fits onto a euro-pallet. The result: reduced transport costs and floor space in operation. TubeInspect P8 is applicable for mobile use in production environment. The system is insensitive to vibrations; after change of location, TubeInspect P8 is immediately usable, without new calibration.
AICON 3D Systems GmbH is one of the world’s leading providers of optical 3D metrology. The company, founded in 1990, develops and supplies portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications as well as specialized optical measuring technology for vehicle testing and tube manufacturing. Since the acquisition of Breuckmann GmbH in August 2012, the portfolio also includes optical 3D measuring systems for contact-free surface measurement of objects. AICON's reference list boasts renowned global automotive manufacturers and suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry, and the areas of shipbuilding, renewable energies and mechanical engineering.
Efficient and high-precision production monitoring, quality assurance and control as well as reliable reverse engineering are absolutely essential to be competitive in a global market. In the field of measuring technology and beyond, optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems become more and more important. With the product lines MoveInspect Technology, breuckmann Scanner and TubeInspect, AICON offers solutions for various inspection and digitization tasks.
MoveInspect Technology brings together a wide range of optical measuring technologies in a high performance modular system concept. Due to the modular design, components such as sensors, probes and computers can be combined with the suitable software for each measuring task. MoveInspect Technology is coordinate measuring technology for an abundance of applications, whether static or dynamic, whether probing, tracking or targeting.
The Breuckmann scanners ensure a highly precise optical capturing of complex 3D structures. The patented miniature projection technique allows efficient and cost-effective measuring and testing for various technical applications, e.g. surface inspection of metal components or deformation analysis of gears.
The optical measuring system TubeInspect offers an efficient quality assurance in tube and wire manufacturing. TubeInspect is specially designed for the measurement of formed tubes and wires, both in reverse engineering and in serial production. It works as programmable optical gauge and calculates setup and correctional data for bending machines within just a few seconds.
With their products for automated test and process control, AICON opens new worldwide market fields and obtains outstanding growth.
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