RTV Glue Bead Seal Inspection
Ensure seal integrity with automated room-temperature vulcanizing inspection
Cognex machine vision systems provide a flexible solution for RTV glue bead inspection. A 2D vision system accurately locates the position of the glue bead on the part surface and detects gaps and measures its width with high accuracy. As an alternative solution, a 3D laser displacement sensor mounted on a robot on in a fixed position, calculates the RTV bead volume around the perimeter of the engine block to ensure the correct amount of RTV has been dispensed. Automating the inspection of seal integrity can eliminate costly engine recalls.