Measuring and Manufacturing Closing Ranks

The world’s leading exhibition for quality assurance will present digitized systems for real-time visualization of measurement data allowing production to be made more efficient. Latest generation measuring technology is delivering more and more precise measurement data, which is being read out and interpreted automatically to a greater extent than ever before. Suitable equipment, sound advice and intelligent software for these and all other QA requirements will be exhibited at the Control international exhibition for quality assurance in Stuttgart from the 710 May.

Real-Time Measurement Data Support Inline QA Processes

“Customers from the manufacturing industries not only expect accurate and reliable measurement data, but rather real-time visualization of the data as well to an ever greater degree,” explains Professor Alexander Reiterer, department head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Metrology IPM, and adds: “Application-specific, visualized data are like a tool with which all states can be reliably evaluated and processes can be intuitively controlled,” because without these measurement data – acquired by modern sensor and measuring technology and evaluated in just fractions of a second by intelligent software – quality assurance is not possible in real-time. “We observe that tolerances and structures are being checked more and more frequently within the manufacturing process. This trend is even apparent for 100% inspection,” reports Fabian Krüger, Control project manager.

Professional QA Without Slowing Down Manufacturing Process

Suitable interfaces, technologies and methods are required in order to display measurement data on mobile devices such as tablets and VR goggles. A software platform with components for interactive interpretation and visualization of measurement data should also be available. Industrial image processing, one of the main focal points of the Control Exhibition plays an important role in this respect. Current research is also focusing attention on data reduction, in particular with regard to the visualization of point clouds which are generated during measurement and data recording with laser scanners. Enormous amounts of data must be reduced to volumes which can be quickly processed.

Special Trade Fair Guide for Industrial Image Processing and Vision Systems

Attendees who have a special interest in imaging QA processes will find numerous innovation projects at the event for industrial quality assurance. More than 250 manufacturers and distributors of components, modules, subsystems and complete systems from the industry sector will participate. Control provides the largest, most international presentation within the industrial image processing and vision systems field where visitors can gather information about current global offerings for industrial image processing, vision and camera systems, as well as sensor technology including imbedded vision (miniature image processing systems integrated into machines and process stations).

Control Vision Talks

Visitors who would like to get involved more deeply in vision systems and industrial image processing can attend the series of talks held by the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) at Booth 6515  Hall 6.

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