Gap and flush inspection between assembled automotive doors and bodies is a critical factor in a cars' aerodynamic performance and determining its fuel efficiency. Doors can become misaligned from body panels during the assembly process. Portable handheld scanners are often used to sample a selection of vehicles to assess proper body alignment. This process does not provide full inventory inspection and slows the overall assembly process.
A Cognex 3D vision system either mounted in a fixed position, or on a robot, has the ability to measure the gap and flush of every car with high accuracy. This improved automation eliminates ineffective manual inspections and provides complete inspection of all assembled vehicle doors and bodies.