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Inspection of tube geometries with LOTOS 3D measuring systems

Precise inspection of various processing steps in tube manufacturing is gaining enormous importance. On the one hand, it is important to automate processes, on the other hand, it is indispensable for a cost-efficient production to detect rejects as early as possible.
If defects are only detected during the final inspection or even after delivery to the customer, they lead to extremely high costs.
The requirements for accuracy and fast, process-reliable inspection, up to 100% inspection of the components directly in production, are constantly increasing.

The LOTOS 3D measuring systems are used both for quality inspection of the tube pieces and for process control and defined alignment for the next processing steps.

Thereby LOTOS systems check for example:

  1. Geometries from cross-sectional contours through to free-form surfaces
  2. Positions and geometries of holes and laser cutouts
  3. Length, straightness, perpendicularity and flatness of the tube pieces
  4. Processing states of tube ends, such as chamfers or fillets of tube edges
  5. Correct alignment to a defined position based on geometric features

LOTOS LT is a flexibly applicable standard measuring system and extremely cost efficient.
It is suitable for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry, in the field of medical technology, in the plastics and packaging industry, and also for fully automated testing of construction and insulation materials.

It has a height-adjustable operating touch screen and an integrated evaluation unit. Thanks to the small footprint, this standard module is extremely space-saving. The integrated evaluation unit ensures fast and fully automatic measurement evaluations. Inside, the LOTOS LC has various connection options to extend it with peripherals such as code readers. The stand-alone device is suitable for use in a production environment as well as in laboratory or measuring room.

Test parts can be measured at extremely high speed for 2D dimensional tolerances, as well as completely in 3D.

Example of measuring insulation materials:

Video of a measurement run:

Graphical measurement results: