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Fully Automated Surface Inspection for Smart Factories

ZEISS has launched the next generation of the surface inspection system ABIS. The new sensor ZEISS ABIS III, which has been designed, developed and produced in Germany, enables reliable and early inspection of the entire component surface, within cycle time, due to its objective evaluation and classification of all kinds of defects – making the fully automated system the ideal quality assurance tool for modern press shops and future-oriented automotive body shops.

The new sensor combines high-speed inspection with reliable detection of defects for the production of sheet-metal pressings and bodies.

Fully Automated Surface Inspection and Objective Measuring Technology

ZEISS ABIS III can be used both inline and atline in the production environment

The robust sensor ZEISS ABIS III, fast and reliably, detects all relevant surface defects such as dents, bulges, sink marks, ripples, neckings, cracks and now also scratches, pressure marks as well as welding & glueing residues. With utmost precision, it can inspect both moving and stationary parts inline or atline within cycle time. The smart combination of projector, cameras, patented lighting and the new software ZEISS ABIS V20 ensures the perfect balance between maximum inspection speed, robustness, reliability and usability. When using this sensor, there’s no need for conventional methods such as manual visual inspections or surface treatment by means of grindstones anymore. No more claims or cost-intensive sorting processes. In quality assurance, the new surface inspection system thus constantly provides all fundamental data needed for targeted rework, quick surface analyses and process optimizations.

Innovative Lighting Technology for Detecting Even Smallest Defects

The uncompromising surface inspection system ZEISS ABIS III is equipped with the new patented Multi-Color-Light (MCL) Module: The Multi-Color-Light technology detects even the smallest types of defects at a detection rate of up to 20 Hz, requiring less than 0.5 seconds per sensor scan evaluation. The software ZEISS ABIS V20 processes and visualizes potential component defects in pressed parts or in complete body-in-whites in real time.

The new software version evaluates surface defects in compliance with individual corporate standards and digitally saves the inspection results in a database. The evaluation of determined defect hot spots facilitates a quick root cause analysis and, on its basis, the definition of targeted corrective actions. Thus, the quality certificate can be made available and provided to the customer whenever necessary. Moreover, when using the ZEISS ABIS III, quality control loops across trades are closed between the press shop and the body shop.

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