Automated system for safety and quality inspection
Tires are key components for vehicle safety and driving comfort. Over time, their technology has become extremely sophisticated and their manufacture requires great precision, as the slightest distortion in fitting makes them unsuitable for use. The Cognex vision sensors inspect the tires on the manufacturing line and measure any distortion with complete reliability. Vision inspection is a key part of the Continental strategy. Detecting and removing defective parts at the manufacturing stage in which they appear is a crucial competitive action. "We made a good choice with Cognex, because we have been able to develop our applications ourselves and to have them assessed according to our requirements," stated Luc Vaucelle, project manager at the Continental factory at Sarreguemines.