Optical Inspection Device Automatically Detects Defects

Jenoptik Automotive introduces the IPS 400 for rapid optical surface inspection of flat machined surfaces.

Jenoptik Automotive introduces the IPS 400 for rapid optical surface inspection of flat machined surfaces. The system provides a map of critical surfaces of machined parts such as crank cases, cylinder heads and valve bodies–critical production parts where surface condition is essential to effective sealing and economical functioning.

The system’s optical technology accurately detects common surface defects including burrs, pores, hit marks and scratches on machined surfaces. A surface image is generated while in motion at high traverse speeds. The inspection area is 400 mm wide and 800 mm long. 

According to the company, high-speed scanning (3 sec. over 500 mm) assures short inspection cycles and immediate evaluation of part surface condition, alerting management to product quality and manufacturing process capability. Utilizing CMOS imaging technology, the IPS 400 continuously scans the part surface at high speed, creating a viewable image of the entire machined surface.

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