VITRONIC inside - Newsletter
1. Factory Automation News
Surface and contour inspection sets benchmarks
One of the largest German automotive manufacturers is now using the new generation of VINSPEC systems that inspects cylinder heads. More systems are in use in the automotive supplying industry to inspect oil pans, gear sealings and cylinder head gaskets in time with production. Due to the high capability of our line scan camera systems, VITRONIC sets benchmarks in fully automatic surface and contour inspection. Relevant inspection areas and contours can be derived from CAD masters. With flexible methods of compensations they are aligned automatically to deflections of the inspection surfaces, contraction and expansion as well as acceptable offset of single areas to each other at every single check.
VINSPECweb inspects webs successfully
VITRONIC's solutions are leading to follows-up orders: AMCOR Flexibles in Belgium ensures the high quality of its flexible packaging solutions with two additional standard systems to inspect transparent multi-layer blow films. The company Benecke Kaliko in Germany - one of the largest pattern and foam films manufacturers - uses high resolution line scan camera systems to inspect foils.
2. Identification and Logistics News
VITRONIC is rolling out its 1000th VICAMssi - the autofocus line scan camera system
In June 2005 VITRONIC shipped its 1000th VICAMssi autofocus line scan camera system. VICAMssi, with customers in Europe and North America, automatically identifies addresses, barcodes and specific customer 2-D codes on packages. Data acquired by the system allows automated materials handling, efficient distribution and a high level of customer service.
3. Traffic Technology News
Nestor Traffic Systems Inc. succeeds with mobile speed enforcement vehicle
Nestor Traffic Systems Inc., VITRONIC's US sales partner for traffic supervision systems, has achieved an encouraging PoliScanspeed sales launch. Already the first presentation of PoliScanspeed at an exhibition caused a sensation. In July 2005 at the conference "Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police", Nestor received the "outstanding exhibit" award for an extraordinary presentation of the world-wide unique product.
Automatic speed enforcement represents a novelty in the USA, but fast becoming legal in many more states. Up to now, policemen have been measuring vehicle's speed and stopping the violators immediately. Adoption of VITRONIC's PoliScanspeed enforcement systems is growing fast, in fact Nestor has ordered a larger quantity of VITRONIC's PoliScanspeed to meet the demand. Rollout and installation into the vans is in full progress. Most of the ordered vans will be set up near schools and play schools to provide for compliance with speed limit. Another major use of the system will be at construction sides, where speed enforcement saves lives. A novelty in speed enforcement is the supervision of both driving directions and parallel lanes in each single direction with one system. PoliScanspeed can record and measure several vehicles in parallel lanes simultaneously. This is a unique feature compared to conventional radar systems: in such cases, the complete measurement would have to be ignored. Naturally, VITRONIC's modern system records digital pictures instead of films used in older systems.
More information on traffic technology here.
4. Exhibition preview
Schweißen und Schneiden (Welding And Cutting) 12 to 17 September 2005 in Essen
We will present:
- VIROwsi, the reliable system for 3-D inspection of different welds. Our exhibit will demonstrate the inspection of weld seams on front axles carriers as well as on brazing seams and rivets.VINSPEC, is the well-proven quality inspection system which demonstrates the highly accurate inspection of precision parts.
- We are looking forward to your visit in hall 7, booth no. 711 at the Schweissen und Schneiden.
drinktec: 12 to 17 September 2005 in Munich
The organizers of the Messe München GmbH have arranged a special show at the drinctec to promote the AUTOMATICA 2006. Several registered exhibitors for next year will show latest trends in the assembly and handling technology, robotics, machine vision and associated technologies.
We will present:
An innovative quality inspection system. The novel 360 degree sensor reads data matrix codes as well as alphanumeric codes on the caps' entire circumference. To inspect the bottles' caps or to identify the product code only one sensor is installed above the medicine bottle and covers 360 degree of the cap.http://www.drinktec.de/id/17717/
We are looking forward to your visit in hall B4, booth no. 338/350 at the drinktec.
Int. Robots & Vision Show: 27 to 29 September 2005 in Rosemont, Chicago
We will present
- VIROwsi. The inspection system for a robot-guided weld seam inspection. Here we will show the three-dimensional inspection of welds on different automotive parts made of aluminium.
We are looking forward to your visit in the Robots-Section, booth no. 1739 at the Robots & Vision.
Post-Expo: 03 to 05 October 2005 in Paris
To achieve higher efficiency of parcel distribution in the logistic sector we offer the certified DWS-system VIPACdws. This DWS-solution combines the precise 3-D volume measuring, weighing and identification of barcodes, 2-D codes, and addresses located on up to six sides of the parcel.
Together with OCS Checkweighers GmbH we will present the DWS-solution consisting of the volume measurement and identification system VIPAC and the high precision weighing system HC-FL for parcels with different lengths.
CeMAT: 11 to 15 October 2005 in Hanover
Together with OCS Checkweighers GmbH we present the certified DWS-system. DWS stands for Dimensioning, Weighing, Scanning and combines 3-D volume measurement, weighing and scanning of parcels.
The DWS-solution consists of the volume measurement and identification system VIPAC and the high precision weighing system HC-FL for parcels with different lengths.
We are looking forward to your visit at the CeMAT in hall 27, booth no. G49.
VISION: 8 to 10 November 2005 in Stuttgart
We will present:
- VIROwsi, the reliable inspection system for three-dimensional optical inspection of welds, sealers and rivets.
- VINSPEC, the well-proven quality inspection system which demonstrates the highly accurate inspection of sealing and functional surfaces.
We are looking forward to your visit in hall 4, booth no. 4.1.130 at the VISION 2005.http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/VISION/2005/deutsch/index.htm
5. VITRONIC's commitments in education
"Leonardo School-Award Wiesbaden"
Between July 2004 and February 2005 over 1000 students participated in the project "Leonardo-School-Award", organized by Wiesbaden foundation. Eight different juries elected the best works from over 90 presentations in seven categories. Due to its long-term commitment to education and schools, VITRONIC sponsored the category "knowledge". VITRONIC-president Dr. Norbert Stein reviewed together with anchorman Wolf von Lojewski, Professor Clemens Klockner, president of the Advanced Technical College in Wiesbaden, and the biology "olympic winner" Nina Christ also the numerous works and elected the winner of this category.
Additional information at www.schul-award.de.
Dr.-Ing. Heiko Frohn's presentation at Advanced Technical College in Wiesbaden
52 "new" IT specialists completed their studies and were awarded a diploma in May 2005. Due to the close relationship with the Advanced Technical College - VITRONIC continuously oversees <nobr>theses -</nobr> VITRONIC also sponsored the ceremony's catering. Vice-President Heiko Frohn explained in his speech the versatile applications of machine vision. Whether robots in production, position detection or quality inspection: machine vision plays an increasingly decisive role in factory automation.
Nine new apprentices
VITRONIC invests in the education of young persons. Since August 2005 nine apprentices have been learning professions as electronic technician, industrial clerk or IT specialist. The chamber of commerce and industry awarded VITRONIC repeatedly as a company with high education competence.
6. A Final Note
New VITRONIC-office in Great Britain
Since July 2005 VITRONIC has intensified its presence in Great Britain. Mark A. Ryder is office manager and your contact person; he attends to you from his office in Cambridgeshire. Main focus sales activities are solutions for automation of parcel identification for the parcel and mail order industry.
Mark A. Ryder
1 Bentley Avenue,
PE7 3ZS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1733 244 796