Metal Processing

Glossy materials, dusty and dirty industrial environments, and high requirements regarding measurement accuracy are some examples of the challenges for quality control in the metal-processing industry.

Why Machine Vision?

Manual sample inspection has long become dated in modern production. Today, components must be inspected fast (in time with the production), extremely precisely, and 100%. The use of automated machine-vision systems contributes significantly to constantly good product quality and a crucial reduction of inspection costs.

SAC Inspection Systems

The robust inspection systems by SAC are specially designed for industrial environments to make sure that the high requirements are met. They ensure a cost-efficient and objective inspection even with demanding components and high part throughput.

Even complicated inspection tasks are performed reliably: On sophisticated surfaces, such as glossy surfaces, defects in the µm range are detected, and even complex geometries can be inspected inline, contactless, and 100%.

The inspection systems are tailored exactly to your production process. They can be quickly integrated and are easy to understand and operate.

The pseudo-reject rate is reduced to a minimum while no defect is missed – this guarantees the highest quality.

The automated 100% inspection of your components optimizes your production process and guarantees reliable, fault-free products. We want our customers to be excellent suppliers with significant competitive advantage.  

Typical Inspection Scenarios:

  • Stamped parts: contour inspection (may indicate wear of the tool), planarity and flatness check
  • Turned and milled parts: geometry check, surface defects (scratches, pores, indentations, shrinkage cavities)
  • Surface inspection, detection of stains (rust, cooling agents)
  • Check for dimensional accuracy, presence, position
  • Barcode reading

It is possible to integrate third-party sensors into the SAC inspection system (e.g. hardness testers supplied by the customer).


Example Applications:

Flange inspection

Brake pad inspection – thickness measurement

SAC Solutions