quality control | vision sensors |

Automatic crack detection of wheel housings at BMW


More than 400 different pressed parts form the basis of the body-in-white of a BMW 3 Series. For this purpose, at the Munich Presswerk II of the BMW Group every day sees the processing of about 600 tons of sheet steel, which give rise to more than 130,000 body components. In light of this volume, it is essential to detect and sort out defective components as early as possible. No problem, with Inspector I40 vision sensor from SICK. Continue reading

SPS 2013

Review and photo gallery: Impressions from SPS IPC Drives 2013

SPS IPC Drives 2013

The automation sector meets in Nuremberg every year, at the peak of the gingerbread season a Nuremberg specialty. While Nuremberg’s Central Market metamorphoses into the ‘Christkindlesmarkt’ (Christmas market) in frosty temperatures, a goods market of a totally different type and dimension takes place seven kilometers away at the Trade Fair Center: SPS IPC Drives. Continue reading