Wenzel Refine Optical Inspection System for Shiny Production Parts

The Wenzel CORE D High Speed Optical Scanning System offers fast measurement speeds in the production process and is established as a global solution for complex measurement tasks in various manufacturing industries. CORE D provides the ability to measure sharp edges and small features without tip compensation errors, simultaneous control of 3 linear and 2 rotary axes, compact footprint, and large operating temperature range. At the Control Exhibition last week Wenzel announced that the hardware, sensor and overall design of the CORE D have been extensively reworked and improved.

The accuracy of the machine (MPEP) with its optical Double-Eye white-light point sensor has been improved by 100% since the original machine introduction. The stability of the measurement process is enhanced by the new generation of the Double-Eye white-light point sensor; the design and inside of the sensor has been optimized by continual improvement processes. The sensor is capable to measure the increasingly complex parts in shortest time.

New generation of the white-light point sensor and light protection cover

The camera in the new sensor has an increased resolution and better sensitivity and therefore improves the measurement process due to larger light yield. The active cooling system is replaced by a passive one which is more robust even within a dusty production environment. The sensor is mounted on a magnetic crash protection joint which can trigger if the sensor touches the part. The new sensor generation maintains the large working distance of 80mm, the measurement range of +/- 3mm as well as the large angular acceptance of up to 85 degrees.

The new automatic and integrated light and environment protection cover of the new CORE D ensures the accurate optical measurement even on highly polished parts within sub-optimal lighting conditions as often found in production environments. Furthermore, the sensor protection cover improves the safety of the operator and provides additional protection of the measurement system.

The machine protection cover is perfectly integrated into the new CORE design. The large offers very good accessibility from 3 sides and the CORE D is well suited for projects where robot loading is a requirement. CORE D does not require a compressed air supply.

For more information: www.wenzel-group.com



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