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PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FORUM

25.09.2018, Dortmund, DASA

PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FORUM

https://info.lr.org/l/12702/2018-09-14/5gkx3n

Sieben Experten und ein Moderator von DGfzP, VDMA und Lloyd’s Register stehen in den Startlöchern:
Sie teilen mit Ihnen auf dem Pressure Equipment Forum 2018 neueste Entwicklungen und Möglichkeiten auf den Gebieten der Werkstoffe und Herstellungsprozesse im Kontext internationaler Normen und Gesetze. Seien Sie dabei, diskutieren Sie mit und lassen Sie sich im Anschluss in die Welt des Arbeitsschutzes entführen.
Der Treffpunkt für Hersteller und Betreiber von Druckgeräten.

Das PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FORUM ist der jährliche Treffpunkt von Herstellern und Betreibern von Druckgeräten. Die Veranstaltung bietet den Rahmen, um neueste Entwicklungen und Möglichkeiten auf dem Gebiet der Werkstoffe und Herstellungsprozesse im Zusammenhang mit internationalen Normen und Gesetzen kennenzulernen, sich darüber auszutauschen und für sich nutzbar zu machen.

Unter dem Motto Herausforderungen meistern und Chancen durch neue Wege in der Qualitätssicherung nutzen bietet die Veranstaltung Anwendungsbeispiele zu konkreten Herausforderungen in der Fertigung und gewährt spannende Einblicke in neue Methoden in der Qualitätssicherung.

Initiiert und veranstaltet wird das PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FORUM von Lloyd’s Register. Es ist für Einkäufer, Qualitätsmanager, Betriebsleiter sowie Konstrukteure von Druckgeräte-Herstellern und -Betreibern konzipiert. In seiner dritten Ausgabe wird es wieder von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP) unterstützt.

Das vollständige Programm finden Sie unter: info.lr.org/PEF2018.

Über Lloyd´s Register

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Lloyd´s Register Deutschland GmbH
Carl Ebelshäuser
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50829 Köln
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Electric Electronics

Tichawa Vision Awarded Gold

Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award: expert for high-precision CIS scanners receives prestigious award for VDCIS Industrial Scanner

Tichawa Vision Awarded Gold

Dr. N. Tichawa (m), MD Tichawa Vision, winner Gold Award Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award

Friedberg / Chicago, 5th April 2017. At this year“s Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards, Tichawa Vision won Gold for their new VDCIS Industrial Scanner. The VDCIS, a high-precision CIS (Contact Image Sensor) intended for industrial quality control, convinced the jury with its outstanding qualities and its high level of innovative energy. Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa, CEO of Tichawa Vision received the award personally at the Automate 2017, the largest trade show for automation technology in North America.

VDCIS impresses with outstanding qualities
Tichawa Vision received the prestigious award for its newest product, the VDCIS Industrial Scanner. The CIS system is designed for the surface inspection of food products and blister packaging as well as products made of glass, wood, metal, plastics and ceramics. Its special feature, a CIS sensor, has increased the depth of field to 16 Millimeters from the previous 0,5 to 15 Millimeters. „It enables the CIS sensor a more in-depth view“, explains Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa. „It can determine, for example, whether any pills are missing in the packaging, or inspect the prints on cans, bottles and other cylindrical objects.“

Due to its very compact design, the VDCIS can easily be installed into production machinery at minimal expense. The sensor can be equipped with an optional scanning width of 300 to 1.800 Millimeters. The VDCIS comes with an adjustable resolution (500 to 1.000 dpi) as well as the lighting combinations RGB and monochrome. „With its outstanding qualities the VDCIS product range can tap into completely new areas of application like the inspection of food products, loose goods or Direct-to-Shape-Prints“, explains Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa-

„The whole Tichawa Team is pleased to receive the Gold award. This distinction has strengthened our commitment to continually develop optimal solutions for the automated quality control of industrial parts.“ says Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa. „This was the first time we applied for the award and we won right away.

Award for market leading solutions
The jury is comprised of well-versed specialists from various computer retailers and companies. The prize is awarded in the categories Platin, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Innovators Awards are judged based on following criteria: originality, innovation, impact on designers, market demand as well as the utility of the new technology.

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems Design stated that „This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Our 2017 honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are having a great impact on the industry.“

The 2017 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards honorees are featured in the June issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on http://www.vision-systems.com

Proven CIS technology
Tichawa Vision GmbH develops and manufactures Contact Image Sensors (CIS) for inspection of flat materials as an alternative to conventional line cameras. The CIS includes in one housing a reading guide line, an optical system, and a light source for high-precision applications, e.g. the printing business. On the know-how of those cameras Tichawa has developed a wide range of cameras for applications in industry. Tichawa Vision configures ready-made and well proven function blocks in a short development time and thus build cameras at extremely favorable costs. This principle offers high reliability in design as concerns power consumption, functionality and size.

About Tichawa Vision:
Since the foundation in 1991, Tichawa Vision GmbH has specialised in the development, production and distribution of camera technologies for industrial image processing for the purpose of optical surface inspection and product control. Tichawa is the worldwide leader in the field of Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which -consisting of a reading line, an integrated lens and an optimized light source -generate reliable analytical results with an aspect ration of 1:1 for applications as well as glass processing, silk screen printing, wafer inspection, sorting of postal items or automation technology.

Firmenkontakt
Tichawa Vision GmbH
Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa
Burgwallstraße 14
86316 Friedberg
(0821) 455 553 0
sales@tichawa.de
http://www.tichawa.de

Pressekontakt
epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
0821-4508 79-17
sh@epr-online.de
http://www.epr-online.de

Science Research Technology

Pixargus: Inspecting inspection systems

Optical surface inspection of profiles for the rubber industry: On-site calibration saves time and ensures reliable production along the entire process chain.

Pixargus: Inspecting inspection systems

The calibration unit has been designed for on-site use

Pixargus, leading manufacturer of inspection systems for profiles and tubings, is now offering on-site calibration services for Pixargus systems by means of a newly developed mobile calibration unit. The advantage for the customer is that the inspection system does not have to be removed from the production line and shipped to Pixargus but will be immediately ready for use after the calibration has been done.

More and more end customers insist on the implementation of automatic optical surface inspection in the production processes. Therefore, high precision and long-term reliability of the inspection systems have become increasingly important aspects for tubing and profile manufacturers, since these systems have meanwhile become an integral element of quality control in many works. This makes regular checks and calibration of these systems indispensible.

With the Pixargus inspection badge and the MSA certification, profile manufacturers can attest to their customers that the inline quality control systems in place work flawlessly and reliably.

The mobile calibration unit contains a certified calibration specimen with several boreholes, the distances and diameters of which have been precisely measured. As the surface inspection is based on line scan cameras, the specimen must be constantly in motion while being measured. Pixargus solved this requirement by means of a motorized traversing unit which constantly moves the specimen back and forth. Inspection systems may be equipped with up to eight cameras. In order to allow each individual camera to be tested, the specimen can be rotated while being clamped in the calibration unit.

During each test, the system captures 600 measurements per camera. Pixargus evaluates the data and makes them available to the operator. After completion of the evaluation process, the system will receive the new parameters, which can also be fed to the system via remote access from the Pixargus head office. The calibration guarantees the customer that surface defects of the profiles, if any, are detected at the correct positions and that their sizes are correctly measured.

Michael Frohn, Service Manager at Pixargus, has already successfully accomplished numerous onsite calibrations: „Pixargus is the first company in our industry to offer a mobile calibration service. It is no longer necessary to remove the systems from the production lines. The calibration is a matter of just a few hours and does not require any major preparations. Our customers particularly appreciate that they can call on us, for example, in case of a plant downtime scheduled at short notice.“

Dirk Broichhausen, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Pixargus, sees the mobile calibration service as part of the overall performance of the Pixargus inspection systems: „The quality requirements to be coped with along the entire process chain are becoming ever more exacting. Fewer and fewer operators are responsible for more and more plants and have to safeguard the plants“ process capability and the repeatability and stability of the processes. For us this means that it is no longer sufficient to react quickly and competently but that we must also be able to act preemptively. By „competently“ I understand that we do not have a run-of-the-mill call center but a hotline operated by a team of technicians and engineers who have direct access to the product management system and are capable of providing qualified answers to our customers“ questions – in real time.“

Pixargus at DKT 2015 (Nürnberg, 29.6.-2.7.):
hall 12, stand 286

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and produces systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of continuously produced long products such as profiles, tubing, tubes, webs and cables made of a great variety of materials. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

The company is one of the world“s technology leaders in the field of optical inline quality control. Worldwide almost all major manufacturers of automotive rubber profiles use Pixargus systems for surface inspection and profile measurements. Also in medical engineering Pixargus has set new standards with its inline surface inspection systems for medical tubing.

The underlying image processing technology is also the basis of the recently founded GoalControl GmbH and the goal-line technology of the same name, which proved itself in practice during the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Pixargus is based in Würselen near Aachen/Germany. The company is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Firmenkontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
+49.2405.47908-11
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

Pressekontakt
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstr. 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Pixargus: New module for optical inline inspection assures flocking quality

Pixargus: New module for optical inline inspection assures flocking quality

ProfilControl Surface systems inspect the surfaces of profiles made of plastics or rubber.

Surface inspection system specialized in typical flocking defects

At „K 2013“, Pixargus will be presenting its new Flock Detection module, which inspects sealing profiles during the flocking process. The system ensures that, in the case of irregularities in the flocking, corrective action can be immediately taken. This guarantees that only prime material is shipped to the customers.

The new module belongs to the family of Pixargus ProfilControl Surface (PCS) systems, which inspect the surface condition of profiles in an inline process. It detects and classifies in real time typical flocking defects, such as missing or clumping flocking material, or longitudinal grooves. The PCS systems are typically installed at the end of the flocking line.

Pixargus developed the module for the optical inline inspection of door and window seals as used in the automotive industry. These sealing profiles have to comply with extremely exacting quality demands.

The flocking material must be applied highly uniformly in order for the profiles to reliably fulfill their sealing function. As in the vehicles the seals are partly visible, imperfect appearance of the surface may be reason for rejects.

The direct feedback of ProfilControl data into the process makes it possible to correct the flocking process without delay, ensuring that the poor flocking result does not continue along the profile.

As soon as a system detects a defect, it triggers a graphic display of the defect and a signal, which may be used to mark out-of-spec sections of the profiles or control automatic cutting or sorting equipment. Thus ProfilControl relieves the human inspector from the monotonous task of visual checks and painstaking sorting of the profiles into good or bad.

Within the measuring range, the profile surface is uniformly illuminated by an LED light ring and scanned by six high-resolution line-scan cameras arranged at angles of 60° around the profile. With these six line-scan cameras of more than 2,500 pixels each, the system detects surface defects down to 50 m.

The Flock Detection module takes advantage of all features of the ProfilControl systems, including the Automatic Head Positioning (AHP) function. Whenever the product changes, the AHP system automatically readjusts the cameras into optimal positions for the new profile. This ensures that the system always captures the complete surface, even if the profile contours are complex.

By introducing AHP, Pixargus has made operation of the system even more user-friendly, while eliminating possible sources of error. The operator is relieved from his task of having to readjust the cameras whenever the profile shape changes. At the same time, AHP guarantees reproducibility of the system settings.

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide almost all major manufacturers of automotive rubber and TPE profiles use Pixargus systems for surface inspection and profile measurements. The underlying image processing technology is also the basis for the recent foundation of the company GoalControl GmbH and for the soccer goal-line technology of the same name, which proved successful during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Based in Würselen near Aachen/Germany, Pixargus GmbH is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Pixargus: Automatic defect density evaluation takes yield management out of the grey area

Pixargus: Automatic defect density evaluation takes yield management out of the grey area

ProfilControl Surface systems inspect the surfaces of profiles made of plastics or rubber.

Inline inspection of profiles made of plastics or rubber: New surface inspection module has a handle on complex user requirements specifications

At „K 2013“, Pixargus will be presenting its new „Defect Density Management“ solution for the surface inspection of profiles made of plastics or rubber. With this system, it is possible to combine the evaluation of surface defect types and count over a defined length of the product. Profile manufactures will be able to fulfill even highly complex requirements specifications set up by their customers, while minimizing the out-of-spec rate.

The new Defect Density Management (DDM) module makes it a lot easier for profile manufacturers to produce exactly to customer specifications. They will from now on also ship products which in the past would have been graded as „out-of-spec“ because of a subjective evaluation based on vague criteria.

The module belongs to the family of Pixargus ProfilControl Surface (PCS) systems, which inspect the surface condition of profiles in an inline procedure.

Optical inline inspection systems have reached a high standard in detecting and classifying surface defects on profiles. However, the contextual evaluation of defects, which includes logical operations between defect criteria, has so far remained in the grey area.

In numerous specifications, especially those set up by automotive producers, the „ship or block“ decision depends on OR-operations. A customer may reject a profile, for example, if over a specified length of the product there is one severe defect or one medium defect plus several small defects.

Human inspectors would be unable to cope with such logical operations while doing visual inline inspections of the product. They would be able to base their decisions but on subjective impressions. The Defect Density Management solution, however, weights every single surface defect and sums up the obtained values over a certain length of the product. The inspection system sends out a signal as soon as the value exceeds a defined threshold. The signal can be used to mark out-of-spec sections of the profiles or control downstream cutting and sorting equipment. This relieves the human inspector from the monotonous task of visual checks and painstaking sorting of the profiles into good or bad.

The direct feedback of ProfilControl 6 data into the process makes it possible to correct the production process without delay, ensuring that defects do not continue along the profile.

Pixargus at „K 2013“ in Düsseldorf (October 16 -23, 2013): hall 11 / stand E14

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide almost all major manufacturers of automotive rubber and TPE profiles use Pixargus systems for surface inspection and profile measurements. The underlying image processing technology is also the basis for the recent foundation of the company GoalControl GmbH and for the soccer goal-line technology of the same name, which proved successful during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Based in Würselen near Aachen/Germany, Pixargus GmbH is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Pixargus: Drillhole Inspection makes automatic installation of door seals safe and reliable

Pixargus: Drillhole Inspection makes automatic installation of door seals safe and reliable

ProfilControl Surface systems inspect the surfaces of profiles.

100-percent inline inspection instead of random checks and manual measurements

At „K 2013“, Pixargus will introduce the new „Drillhole Inspection“ module for its ProfilControl Surface (PCS) systems, which now in addition to inspecting the surfaces of rubber or caoutchouc profiles can also check the presence and position of drillholes in door seals for vehicles.

In the manufacture of sealing profiles for vehicle doors, the Drillhole Inspection module checks as early as during the production process whether all venting and drill holes have been made and whether they are all in the right position. The system triggers an alarm as soon as it detects that a drill hole is missing, that it does not have the correct diameter or shape, or that the spacing between the holes is not as it should be.

Especially for automated assembling processes, this type of inspection is paramount as it ensures that the door seals can be installed quickly and reliably. In the past, checking the drillhole positions was a very complicated procedure prone to errors because the high production speeds make it impossible to take a manual measurement of each spacing. Consequently, manual checks were only made on a random basis. Now, the new module makes it possible for the first time to check the entire profile in an inline process.

With the Drillhole Inspection module, Pixargus is complementing its line of inspection systems for sealing profiles used in automotive construction. It belongs to the family of Pixargus ProfilControl Surface (PCS) systems, which inspect the surface condition of profiles in an inline procedure.

As soon as the module detects any out-of-spec condition, it displays the defect and the defect class, and sends out a signal. The signal can be used to mark out-of-spec sections of the profiles or control downstream cutting and sorting equipment. This relieves the human inspector from the monotonous task of visual checks and painstaking sorting of the profiles into good and bad.

The direct feedback of ProfilControl 6 data into the process makes it possible to correct the production process without delay, ensuring that defects do not continue along the profile.

Pixargus at „K 2013“ in Düsseldorf (October 16 -23, 2013):
hall 11 / stand E14

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide almost all major manufacturers of automotive rubber and TPE profiles use Pixargus systems for surface inspection and profile measurements. The underlying image processing technology is also the basis for the recent foundation of the company GoalControl GmbH and for the soccer goal-line technology of the same name, which proved successful during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Based in Würselen near Aachen/Germany, Pixargus GmbH is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Directional light avoids follow-up costs and complaints

Directional light avoids follow-up costs and complaints

A flaw in the lacquer of a trim strip for an automobile is visible in light emitted by iLux LightBox

The iLux LightBox makes for concentrated, non-tiring visual surface inspection

The new iLux LightBox developed by LDV Laser- und Lichtsysteme GmbH makes also those surface defects visible which under normal lighting conditions in a workshop would remain undetectable. The LightBox has been adapted to the human eye, allowing concentrated, non-tiring working for long periods of time.

Unlike common light systems, the LightBox does not direct the light beam straight to the work place but deflects the light via a special deflecting unit fitted with lamellae in such a way that the impingement angle of the light becomes very acute. The light runs almost in parallel to the product to be inspected. Through this effect the structures of the surface defects come out better and are more clearly visible.

Deflecting the light provides non-glaring working conditions and uniform illumination of the entire surface to be inspected. The lighting conditions are constant within the operator“s complete area of reach. Hence the eyes do not need to be adapted to changing light intensity. As a result, the LightBox increases the reliability of the inspection and avoids waiting times.

The lighting provided by the LightBox can be adapted in multiple ways to the reflection properties of the work pieces. However, the optimal light intensity in each individual case is not only a matter of the material surface. Every person prefers different light intensities, last but not least depending on the time of the day or year and the time spent in the workshop.

By means of the LightBox the lighting of the working area is perfectly adaptable to the human operator“s individual vision. Too intense a light causes stress to the human eye, leading to premature tiring. By adapting the intensity, the LightBox increases the operator“s faculty of sight many times over. Such relaxed viewing is beneficial to the operator“s eyes and allows highly concentrated working. This guarantees good detection rates over long periods of time.

The iLux LightBox will be fitted with lamps with daylight spectrum specifically selected for the detection task at hand. While for colour matching – as in painting shops or at automotive industry suppliers – it is important to have excellent trueness of colour, in microchip production, for example, it may be necessary to have a splinter shield.

The iLux LightBox comes in two standard sizes: 1,200 x 800 mm and 1,500 x 800 mm. It illuminates an operator“s entire area of reach of about 1.6 x 0.6 m. On request, LDV also supplies the unit in customized sizes for any individual conditions on site. Being of very compact design, the iLux LightBox can be easily transported and is therefore ideally suited for use at varying inspection places.

About LDV

LDV Laser- und Lichtsysteme GmbH develops, manufactures and sells optical systems for measuring and quality-assurance applications.

On the one hand, the product range comprises non-contact speed and length measuring systems. Typical uses of these devices are mass flow control systems, elongation measurements and other applications in hot and cold rolling mills.

On the other hand, LDV supplies equipment for the visual inspection of surfaces of single work pieces as well as continuously produced strip. The company designs fully equipped inspection work stations taking into due account ergonomic aspects. This not only includes an analysis of the local conditions and tests in the light laboratory but also training of the customer“s personnel.

Systems from LDV are in use throughout the world at leading companies, for example in rolling mills of the steel and NF-metals industries as well as at operations of automotive producers and their suppliers.

Kontakt
LDV Laser- und Lichtsysteme GmbH
Heinz Hahne
An der Wethmarheide 36
44536 Lünen / Germany
+49.2306.94080-30
Heinz.Hahne@LDV-Systeme.de
http://www.LDV-Systeme.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Süsterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Pixargus at „Medtec 2013“: Optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes

Pixargus at "Medtec 2013":  Optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes

Precision tubing in the gap between the LED light ring (right) and the camera unit (left).

„Free Fall Inspection“ system checks cut pieces of tubes on the fly

At Medtec 2013, Pixargus is for the first time presenting its new ProfilControl 6-FFI system for optical inspection of cut pieces of hypo and precision tubes for medical applications, which have to comply with extremely exacting surface and edge quality demands.

The system is used for 100 percent inspection of hypo and precision tubes used in medical instruments and apparatuses as well as for cannulas made of metal and plastics. The system detects and classifies surface defects, such as inclusions, grooves, scratches or dents, over the complete product length. Furthermore, by means of a newly developed algorithm it checks whether the edges have been properly cut and/or feature no burrs. This ensures that only products completely checked and free of flaws are shipped.

With the development of the new system, Pixargus has bridged the gap between optical inspection of endless and cut products. So far the systems of the ProfilControl 6 series had only been used to inspect continuously manufactured products such as sections or cables. As the new systems can also inspect individual cut pieces, it can be used not only in the manufacturing process but also by the purchasers of the products for checking incoming material.

In order to make sure that the tubes are checked around their complete circumference from several angles all at the same time, the feeding system is provided with a gap. While the tubes are flying through this gap, their surface can be captured by the cameras from all perspectives.

Inside the measuring head, the surface of the tubes is uniformly illuminated by an LED light ring and scanned by six high-resolution line-scan cameras arranged at angles of 60 degrees around the tube. With these six line-scan cameras of more than 2,500 pixels each, the system detects surface defects down to 30 micrometer.

As soon as the system has detected a defect on the surface or at one of the cut edges, the system displays the defect graphically and sends a signal to the device that will sort out the defective material. The PC 6-FFI system operates so fast that defective tubing can be removed just a few centimeters after the measuring head. This makes the system extremely space-saving.

PC 6-FFI features an automatic lighting control system, which automatically adjusts to mat or shiny surfaces.

Pixargus supplied the first such system to a Japanese customer who has been using it in three-shift operation since its commissioning. It had been designed for inspecting mirror-finished tubes of diameters between 5 and 20 mm and lengths between 40 and 100 mm.

Pixargus at Medtec 2013: stand 1N44

About Pixargus

Pixargus develops and manufactures systems for optical inline measurement and inspection of plastic and rubber profiles. Established in 1999 as a spin-off of the Institute of Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV) of the Technical University RWTH of Aachen/Germany, Pixargus has specialized in optical quality control of extruded products made of plastics and rubber.

Pixargus systems inspect sealing profiles – for example, for the automotive industry – and tubing, catheters, cables or window seals as well as raw material (compounds) made of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and rubber. Additionally, Pixargus offers systems for the inspection of – textured, woven or non-woven – web material.

Worldwide, renowned manufacturers, e.g. B. Braun, Medtronic, Biotronik and Hansemed, use Pixargus systems for surface control and profile measuring tasks.

The company, based in Aachen/Germany, is active worldwide through its US branch and various international technical agencies.

Kontakt
Pixargus GmbH
Dirk Broichhausen
Monnetstraße 2
D-52146 Würselen / Germany
+49.2405.47908-0
info@pixargus.de
http://www.pixargus.de

Pressekontakt:
VIP-Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Suesterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen / Germany
+49.241.89468-24
reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

PCE-VE 310 borescope – suitable for all

PCE-VE 310 borescope - suitable for all

Nowadays, borescopes are used in all sectors of industry. They are used to access and view areas that were previously inaccessible without taking the offending items to pieces. Damaged items can be inspected and faults can easily be identified so that the can be corrected without having to disassemble a whole device.

Nowadays, borescopes are used in all sectors of industry. They are used to access and view areas that were previously inaccessible without taking the offending items to pieces. Damaged items can be inspected and faults can easily be identified so that the can be corrected without having to disassemble a whole device.

PCE now offer the borescope PCE-VE310 which is priced amazingly for the specifications it provides, with access to video and photo storage as well as an LED light to provide light in any cavity and a high quality LCD screen to view what can be seen at the end of the meter long flexible cable. Using all of this combined with the 5.5 mm camera head the device can be used to see where the human eye cannot access for example behind walls or coverings.

All pictures and videos can be stored directly onto the Micro SD-Card. The evaluated data can then be transferred to the PC via a USB Interface. The on-screen display is intuitive so the user can glide through the menus with ease and track any problems the device locates, this is made even easier by the means of a 10x zoom. The borescopes can be using in all fields including but not limited to automotive, aviation and sanitary field, even custom officers and police use these nifty little devices.

With the PCE VE 310 there has never been a better time to get a borescope.

More information on:
Borescope
www.industrial-needs.com/technical-data/borescope-PCE-E-122.htm

PCE Instruments is specialized on the corporate sales of high-performance and innovative products from the sectors of measurement-, control-, weighing-, and laboratory technology. The portfolio covers a broad, diversified range of products in these areas, not least with their very own product line-up PCE-series.
PCE Instruments is characterized by wide-reaching services. That enables PCE Instruments to be a professional partner for industry, trade and research. Founded in 1999 as a small engineering office in Germany, the company has now broadly expanded. Locations in Spain, Italy, England and Chile have been established. Due to investments in new offices-, manufacturing and storage areas, the operating area with new sectors of research and development and marketing have been expanded. From the small jewellery scale to a crane scale, from a small range finder to the infrared camera, from the calibrated anemometer up to the professional weather station; the online shop has everything. Our Technical staff will gladly help and offer free advice to customers. In the year of 2012, all locations were unified under the name of PCE HOLDING in order to be well prepared for future growth.

Kontakt:
PCE Instruments UK Ltd.
Tim Wrede
Units 12/13 Southpoint Business Park Ensign Way
SO31 4 Southampton Hampshire
+44 ( 0 ) 2380 98703 0
twr@pce-instruments.com
http://www.pce-instruments.com

Electric Electronics

PCE-DC 2 – Safe Clamp Meters in pocket size

PCE-DC 2 - Safe Clamp Meters in pocket size

The new Multimeter PCE-DC 2

Small conductive and current clamp meters are an indispensable accompaniment to electricians when it comes to current measurement in the AC and DC area. In order to work professionally, the new Multimeter PCE-DC 2 is the perfect clamp meter for all locations.

Small conductive and current clamp meters are an indispensable accompaniment to electricians when it comes to current measurement in the AC and DC area. In order to work professionally, the new Multimeter PCE-DC 2 is the perfect clamp meter for all locations.
With a weight of only 175 g and an 18 mm big diameter of the clamps, the digital multimeter is an essential measuring device which is to be recommended in areas that are difficult to reach.
The PCE-DC 2 Clamp Meters of PCE Instruments are equipped with a contactless voltage tester function and a measurement value memory. Even dark sites of deployment are no problem for the small conductive and current clamp meters anymore, because of the integrated flash light and the illuminated big display.
The ISO-calibration certification incl. test certificate is included among separately available equipment for these digital clamp meters. As a consequence, these clamp meters are also for use in industry. The devices possess an automatic turn-off function which saves the power of the 2 customary 1.5V AAA-batteries. Thanks to the PCE-DC 2, machines do not need to be disassembled anymore in order to measure different conductions.

Further information concerning digital clamp meters can be found on: Clamp Meters
www.industrial-needs.com/measuring-instruments/clamp-meters.htm

PCE Instruments is specialized on the corporate sales of high-performance and innovative products from the sectors of measurement-, control-, weighing-, and laboratory technology. The portfolio covers a broad, diversified range of products in these areas, not least with their very own product line-up PCE-series.
PCE Instruments is characterized by wide-reaching services. That enables PCE Instruments to be a professional partner for industry, trade and research. Founded in 1999 as a small engineering office in Germany, the company has now broadly expanded. Locations in Spain, Italy, England and Chile have been established. Due to investments in new offices-, manufacturing and storage areas, the operating area with new sectors of research and development and marketing have been expanded. From the small jewellery scale to a crane scale, from a small range finder to the infrared camera, from the calibrated anemometer up to the professional weather station; the online shop has everything. Our Technical staff will gladly help and offer free advice to customers. In the year of 2012, all locations were unified under the name of PCE HOLDING in order to be well prepared for future growth.

Kontakt:
PCE Instruments UK Ltd.
Tim Wrede
Units 12/13 Southpoint Business Park Ensign Way
SO31 4 Southampton Hampshire
+44 ( 0 ) 2380 98703 0
twr@pce-instruments.com
http://www.pce-instruments.com