Aluminium Norf (Alunorf) GmbH is the largest aluminium rolling and remelt plant in the world, setting new standards for the processing of aluminium to sheet and plate for a wide range of applications. In this application, Gocator 2100 series sensors were installed for inline geometry and topography measurement of raw aluminium ingots (8.6 m x 2.2 m x 0.6 m).
Gas cylinders are required by law to undergo robust quality inspection before release to the market. Each cylinder contains important product and traceability information engraved on its shoulder. This information needs to be read, interpreted, and digitally stored in combination with all the other data collected during the inspection process.
Using the Gocator® 2130 3D laser profiler, KD Automation created a system that allowed their customer to monitor and manage the volume and placement of adhesive—therefore eliminating waste, increasing production yield, and gaining the application knowledge to change and adapt the company’s manufacturing processes to real-time requirements.
The overall goal for this application is to detect the presence and location of various features on the interior of an automotive headliner. Mainly, this includes cables and “hicks”. Hicks are hard foam blocks that create a space between the vehicle roof and the headliner shell.