Is my production process (still) running smoothly or do I (already) need to intervene manually? These are typical questions that are posed daily in the management of modern production processes. To answer them, up-to-date information is required, which is generally acquired by sensors directly during the manufacturing process.
The department “Machine Vision and Signal Processing” develops monitoring systems capable of detecting errors at an early stage even in complicated situations. There are many reasons why a situation can be highly complicated: the length of time required to assess the quality of a component is often greater than the actual cycle time itself, making it very difficult to detect errors. If a component can only be inspected using a destructive method, inspections have to be carried out randomly. To optimally use available sensor data even in such cases, digital signal analysis and machine learning are implemented.
The monitoring system has a broad range of use, ranging from cyclical productions in the field of plastic injection-molded parts, through ultrasound welding, right up to continuous processes in process engineering.
We also help you select the right sensors and integrate them into your production facility as well as identifying a suitable operating point when they are put into service.