3D control without a hitch
The factory emits heat because the casting temperature of liquid cast iron or aluminum for an automotive internal combustion engine cylinder block can exceed 1000°C. The casting process is very expensive and time consuming. To prevent possible casting defects, the factory-installed SpinScan3D system monitors the mold quality. Complex multisensor systems of the type described in the article will become the basis for the future Industry 4.0 production.
Use of image processing technology for precision welding in the automotive industry
A fuel tank welding system from BF-Maschinen meets the most stringent welding quality criteria in the automotive industry due to the use of an optical stereo image processing system developed by FRAMOS. The image processing system ensures optimum positioning of the details to be connected during the welding process.
VIPA controllers operate production lines at Volkswagen plant
ThyssenKrupp Krause GmbH used for the newest production lines highefficiency PLC on thebasis of SPEED7 technology from VIPA GmbH. Modern assembly lines have been recently setup at a Volkswagen plant in Kassel where the automobile concern manufactures doubleplateclutch transmissions for all the models of its cars. The control system for the product linesis based on the PLCs from VIPA using an integrated communication Ethernet processor.
Control system for a bench testing the brake system of GAZ-3310 Valdai car for tightness
Application of advanced industrial controllers in control electronics for measuring and adjusting benches used to test motor transport is described.
Control system for units to measure the angle of installation for wheels on the front-suspension bracket of the GAZ-2217 automobile
This article examines possible applications for current industrial computers in setting up electronic control systems for measuring and adjusting units that monitor automobile equipment.