Automated Inspection System – 32 Features Per Cycle Under 13 Seconds
Any deviations in the cradle will lead to incorrectly fit components, which adversely affects the vehicle’s camber and toe angles and can result in costly rework and recalls.
Bluewrist’s FlexiSight system uses 23 3D snapshot sensors strategically positioned on a custom designed fixture. The manufacturer is able to inspect holes, slots, studs, and trims. Scan data is compared to the CAD design and GD&T specifications.
In this system, the suspension cradle is placed, secured, inspected, and removed by a robot arm. The system also employs 2D cameras to detect basic feature presence or absence. Results are streamed in real-time to Bluewrist’s comXtream software, which processes large amounts of data from the 3D sensors. comXtream also links the sensors with the robot and PLCs.
Additionally, Bluewrist SPCWorks software monitors real-time dimensional data, and provides statistical analysis to operators in order to identify even the smallest deviations from tolerance.
Bluewrist’s FlexiSight system is able to identify deviations from tolerances in real-time and deliver a 100% inline inspection on thousands of suspension cradles per day–all while maximizing product using automated quality control and reducing system costs.