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Stuttgart, 24 April 2018 – The Kistler Group will showcase its expanded portfolio of industrial test and inspection systems for quality assurance at the 2018 Control trade show. There will be a special focus on automatic testing and sorting machines from Vester. 

Quality assurance is a critical success factor in every industrial manufacturing process. Parts, sub-assemblies and components must be produced as planned: this requirement has to be guaranteed so that industrial enterprises can meet their customers' expectations. What's more, this goal must be achieved economically – which means efficiently in terms of costs and resources. The ultimate objective is a zero-defect culture, and the best way to achieve this is with process monitoring systems.

Automated testing for series, continuous, punched and hybrid parts

Vester Elektronik GmbH, which recently joined the Kistler Group, will have its own stand in hall 6 at Control 2018 where it will exhibit three of its highly integrated automatic testing and sorting ma-chines for punching and forming technology. High-performance image processing systems enable users to perform fully automated dimensional and surface tests with the additional options of gaging and hardness tests. The digital camera technology deployed for this purpose ensures 100% testing of mass-produced parts with very high throughput rates.

The Videocheck VVC-120 automatic testing and sorting machine ensures that mass-produced parts are fed into inclined quick-change test and transport rails, with positional stability maintained during handling. Telecentric illumination components and high-precision lenses guarantee efficient optical testing and high throughput rates. This fully encased, noise-damped automatic machine is operated via a 24-inch touchscreen; up to four cameras with different resolutions can be integrated for throughput of up to 250 parts per minute.

Videocheck VVC-620 is a test cell for parts manufactured continuously using processes such as punching and stamping, lamination and injection molding in particular. Various applications will be demonstrated on Vester's stand, including classical dimensional inspection, complete contour trac-ing and detection of surface defects. Users have a variety of test options at their disposal, and they themselves can define what should happen in case of an error: choices range from halting produc-tion to separating or marking bad parts.

Videocheck systems 821/C and 821/E were designed specifically for complex dimensional and surface inspections of mass-produced parts and they are equipped with a rotary plate with up to eight cameras. Depending on size and weight, parts for testing are fed in via an integrated (821/C) or separate (821/E) feeder system. In addition, blower nozzles ensure automatic sorting of good and bad parts including ejection control via light barrier.

Thanks to Vester, industrial image processing has now been add-ed to the Kistler Group's wide-ranging know-how. We are taking advantage of this opportunity to set up a Vision Center in Karlsruhe that will continue developing the related technologies. This means that more innovations in the industrial process monitoring segment can be expected from us in the future.”

Frank Kirgis, Head of Division Industrial Process Control (IPC) at Kistler


Come and see us!
Experience the products and services offered by Vester – a Kistler Group Company – on stand 6413 in hall 6 at the fair in Stuttgart from 24 to 27 April 2018. A warm welcome awaits you!  

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