Whether at the push of a button or the traditional turn of a key, when the engine starts, the thrill of driving can begin. However, before a car can hit the road, it first has to take a long trip through production. Here, the factory glistens with heat—when liquid iron or aluminum is cast for an automotive engine block, temperatures can exceed 1,000 °C. This process is error-prone. To prevent incorrect castings, the SpinScan3D system from Pepperl+Fuchs’ subsidiary VMT Vision Machine Technic Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH checks the casting molds during quality control. Find out about how sensor symbiosis achieves absolute measurement accuracy.
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