Built into an assembly machine or as a stand-alone solution, automated inspection & testing ensures adherence to your quality requirements.
In-process inspections & tests verify an operation before material moves to the next step. In a fully automated system, passing all of the in-process inspections provides the OK to ship.
When a mixture of manual and automated steps exists, a Final Inspect & Test system is sometimes used to verify function or key characteristics before the part is released to ship.
A variety of inspection & testing methods are available for use at any step in the process.
Presence / Absence
In-process checks on formed parts or final inspections of finished assemblies can be performed. Checks are done for proper size & shape.
Torque & Force Monitoring
Mechanical fastening is a secure assembly method, but still subject to variation. Monitoring torque & position while driving a bolt, or force & position while pressing components, ensures that the assembly was completed correctly.
Servo nut drivers, servo presses, load cells, and linear encoders are some of the tools we use to monitor mechanical fastening.
Flow & Leak Tests
- Hold positive pressure or vacuum and measure flow
- Maintain a flow and measure pressure or vacuum
- Simple-pressure or differential-pressure decay for leak detection