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3D angle measurement in die pressing and other forming processes in metalworking enables direct readjustment of the process and thus reduces the production of faulty parts. This increases the productivity and efficiency of plants. Vision Components offers manufacturers of press brakes and similar applications intelligent systems that check angular accuracy and transfer their measurement results directly and in real time to the machine controller. They do not require an external computing unit - this saves costs and reduces complexity.
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The basis of the optical inline inspection system, which can be installed on either side of the die, is the VC nano3D-Z profile sensor. The compact unit consists of a laser module and an intelligent camera. It measures the angle between the workpiece and the die in real time and compares the values with a programmed reference value. In this process, the complete data analysis takes place directly on the autonomous systems - an external computing unit is not required. Due to the large detection range of the VCnano3D-Z laser scanner, a high variation of dies can be covered at one go without having to change the mounting of the laser sensor.
A speed of up to 400 Hertz and the high measuring accuracy of +/- 0.1 degrees ensure fast and precise adjustment of the contact pressure during the bending process. For this purpose, the result of the angle measurement is transmitted directly to the control of the bending machine. The connection to a PLC is simple and uncomplicated. Since recently, the connection has even been integrated into the controls of the leading manufacturer Delem. The management of die and sensor data is thus possible directly via the controls.
Shiny, metallic surfaces place high demands on systems for process and quality control. The VCnano3D-Z triangulation systems from Vision Components are equipped with a blue high-power laser that is specially optimised for this purpose. They can be used universally for measuring steel, sheet metal and other metals and are also suitable for foiled materials.
VC's proprietary Ambient Light Suppression technology makes the triangulation sensors extremely insensitive to ambient light of up to 100,000 Lux. Stainless steel components around the optics improve temperature stability. These properties, the robust and IP67-protected housing and the long-term availability of the systems make them the optimal choice for industrial applications.
Manufacturers of press brakes increase the angular accuracy of the processed sheets with the integration of the powerful inline angle measurement and thus increase the productivity and economic efficiency of their machines.