Production Control

Optical inline measurement technology for 100 percent production control

For production control, Fraunhofer IPM develops optical systems and imaging methods which can be used to analyze surfaces and 3D structures in production and to control processes. The systems measure fast and accurately so that small defects or impurities can be detected, even at high production speeds. This means that 100 percent production control in real-time is possible against the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution.

A wide range of methods is used, including digital holography, infrared reflection spectroscopy and fluorescence methods, combined with fast, low-level image and data processing. The systems are used in applications such as forming technology in the automotive industry and for quality control in medical products.

Our 2D and 3D inline measuring systems supply high precision measurements in real-time and under hardest production conditions, for example for controlling sensitive production processes. This is achieved by a combination of optical measuring techniques with extremely fast data processing.  Our turnkey systems for surface analysis use fluorescence measurement techniques as well as infrared reflection spectroscopy and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. In systems engineering Fraunhofer IPM relies on its long-standing experience in optical units, image recording and image processing.

We offer the following services relating to all aspects of production inspection

  • Prototyping and development of customized complete solutions
  • Commissioning and maintenance of the inline systems on-site
  • Technology transfer and training
  • Consultancy for and assessment of technology
  • Feasibility studies and suitability tests
  • Contract measurements and measurements at customers' premises
  • Workshops

Expertise

 

Find out more about our know-how in
production control.

Applications

 

In this section we present the fields of application of our sensors and systems.

Systems

 

On this page you will find an overview of our customized systems for customers from industry.

Downloads

 

Here you will find flyers and system specifications from our business unit production control.

Focus topics

 

Data evaluation

Part of high-performance measurement technology is an equally efficient data evaluation. We support you in developing strategies for handling multiple data streams − and generate maximum benefit from your measurement data.

 

 

Systems expertise

We develop optical measurement and inspection systems for reliable use in production. In this, we combine our comprehensive know-how in optical technology with an eye for the specific conditions on site. Our numerous references from very different industries speak for our success.

 

Collaborating robotic systems

To perfect the interaction between state-of-the-art sensor technology and handling, Fraunhofer IPM is developing innovative approaches and products. This includes the establishment of modern, standardized interfaces, such as OPC-UA.

 

Industry 4.0

Connecting the real and the virtual worlds creates new opportunities while leading to completely new demands on modern production. We meet these increased demands with the advantages offered by optical measurement technology. Our new measurement and test procedures enable flexible, inline-capable, 100 percent-reliable production control.

 

App development

Optical measurement and test procedures straight to your smartphone: Fraunhofer IPM develops bespoke applications for mobile end devices to meet your needs.

News & Information

 

Press release / 10.10.2022

Recyclable food packaging

Quality control for nanocoatings:

Fraunhofer IPM is developing an optical measurement system enabling the inline quality control of ultrathin barrier layers.

 

Press release / 30.8.2022

Demand-based cleaning of closed food processing systems

A fiber-optical fluorescence sensor developed at Fraunhofer IPM measures deposits in closed containers in a minimally invasive manner, thus enabling cleaning processes to be controlled and adapted to the actual degree of fouling.

 

Press release / 21.7.2022

Component traceability facilitates cross-process quality control

Through the “ProIQ” project, Fraunhofer IPM has joined forces with partners from the fields of industry and research to develop technologies for adaptive production of precision components.

Trade Fairs | Events 2022

Parts2Clean

Stuttgart, October 11 to 13

EuroBLECH

Hannover, October 25 to 28

 








 

Partners and Networks

  • CAST - Competence Center for
    Applied Security Technology e. V.
 

Teaching: University of Freiburg, Institute of Sustainable Systems Engineering INATECH

For Students

Dr Daniel Carl: Lecture on Optical metrology for quality assurance in sustainable production

Press release / 20.5.2022

Fraunhofer IPM awarded Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize

 

Dr. Albrecht Brandenburg and Dr. Alexander Blättermann have been awarded this year's Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for their fluorescence measurement systems for quality assurance in production. Congratulations!