Measuring systems

Measuring systems are used when flat work pieces need to be measured geometrically and two-dimensionally. Thanks to industrial cameras and image processing, measuring systems become purely optical systems, which can test whether the contours, angle or radii correspond without having to touch the work piece. Furthermore, measuring systems are designed to recognise defects, such as breaks, missing bores etc. In many measuring systems, the work piece is positioned between the industrial camera and a light source ("transmitted light"), which results in sharper edges and optimal measuring precision.

In Germany, around 14.5 billion print products and services are rendered each year. This includes, for example, catalogues, signs, magazines, newspapers, calendars, cards, business stationery etc. Digitisation has meant significant competition for the industry, although many readers still prefer the tactile experience of a printed medium. In order to continue to exist above and beyond the digital world, the quality

  • must be right and the

  • costs of the print products and services must be further reduced by increasing production.

The industrial processing of images can achieve this.

Example applications in measuring systems

  • Coordinate measuring machines

  • Hardness testers

  • Inspection of print quality

  • Colour inspection

  • Register control

  • Material defect testing

  • Seam inspection

  • Production monitoring