X-ray testing for cast aluminium wheels

Hei Detect Wheel
X-ray testing for cast aluminium wheels
Impressive, high-performing systems engineering
The HeiDetect Wheel test facility from Erhardt + Abt Automatisierungstechnik
GmbH achieves an extremely high throughput thanks to its extremely quick
handling portal and is therefore ideal for inline operation in the mass production of cast aluminium wheels. Several areas of the test piece can be tested in
one recording by using a larger detector. This benefit means that the number
of handling steps can be reduced, thus shortening the test time for each wheel.
Latest X-ray technology for
maximum reliability
HeiDetect Wheel is a fully automatic wheel test facility from
Erhardt + Abt and, through the
integration of the ISAR X-ray test
system and the XEye detector,
developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, allows
a reference-free, configurable
The efficient processing of images
allows casting errors such as shrink
holes, pores, cavities and foreign
matter in the range of 3 % of the
radiographed wall thickness to be
detected and classified. Large areas
of oxide can be detected from a
size of 1 % of the wall thickness.
Further benefits are offered by the
automatic wheel detection and by
incorporating barcodes. This enables the alignment of the wheels to
be specified and monitor the test
The HeiDetect Wheel test f­ acility
from Erhardt + Abt meets the
latest requirements for the group
of wheels and leading automotive
manufacturers and handles wheel
sizes from 13” to 24”.
The ISAR evaluation software offers
an ergonomic Windows-based
graphic user interface via which
the test parameters can be set
specifically for customers. Key data
can be transmitted via an existing
operating data acquisition system.
Your benefit
• Large detector area (400 x 200 mm), high resolution (pixel spacing < 0.3 mm)
• Degradation-free detector, permanently constant parameters
• Spokes and hub can be captured with a single image
• No distortion and brightness variation, no reparametrization necessary
• Almost pseudo error-free detection, state-of-the-art Fraunhofer ISAR
image processing
• New models can be set up within a few minutes during the test operation
• Offline remote parametrization during the operation
17” wheel
in 18.5 seconds!
Technical data
Test facility
3,800 mm
1,650 mm
2,350 mm
Approx. 6 t
Max. test piece weight
40 kg
Wheel diameter
13 - 24“
Wheel width that can be tested
15 J
Test system
X-ray tube
600 W / 1,000 W
Max. voltage
160 kV
XEye 4020
Input area
400 mm x 200 mm
Image evaluation
Fraunhofer ISAR
Detectable defects
3% of wall thickness
Reliable and efficient systems
The small installation space and full enclosure mean that incorporation into the production process is possible, even in extreme
conditions in mass production. The wheel
gripper is designed so that wheels with a
faulty rim flange can also be tested. Further
functions such as lasing and labelling can
also be incorporated without any problems.
As the detector from the from Fraunhofer
Institute for Integrated Circuits shows an
extremely low rate of degradation, a replacement will not be required for at least 10
years or so.
about heitec group:
Company founded in 1984
More than 950 employees
18 sites in Germany
7 international sites
Core competences: software, mechanics, electronics
Industrial solutions from a single source
Close to customers and industry competence
High power of innovation due to the cooperation with partners
and universities
about ERHARDT + ABT:
Company founded in 1997
70 employees
Over 300 robotic systems installed worldwide
Complete systems from a single source (all disciplines under one roof)
Systems delivered worldwide
Fully developed standard solutions
Over 3,500 m² of production and office space
In-house test stands and simulators
Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 61
D - 91052 Erlangen | Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)9131 / 877-0 | Fax: +49 (0)9131 / 877- 199
[email protected] | www.heitec.de
Erhardt + Abt
Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Hauptstraße 49 | D - 73329 Kuchen | Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)7331 / 3046 - 0 | Fax: +49 (0)7331 / 3046- 11
[email protected] | www.erhardt-abt.de
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