The Motek in Stuttgart (international trade fair for production and assembly automation) has closed the doors - time for a little summary.
OCTUM GmbH, Renntalstraße 16, 74360 Ilsfeld, Germany
Compressor wheels are key components in turbo chargers and ensure increased performance and efficiency of internal combustion engines. Revolutions of up to 200,000 rpm and temperatures of more than 1,000 °C place high demands on material, geometric stability and balance of the compressor wheels.
The compressor wheels should be automatically identified and tested in the final inspection up to an external diameter of 62mm, so that only defect-free and single-origin components are installed in the turbocharger.
The complex part geometry, the variance of the surfaces with variable balance removals, the wide variety of types with sometimes slightest differences of the types and the extremely variable printing represent a challenge for the image processing solution.
The following concrete inspections take place in the individual stations:
3 camera stations with bi-telecentric optics, high-resolution 16MP, 8MP and 4MP cameras and adjusted LED lighting.