Project Realisation

The main features of the AutoInspect system are:

  • a digital radiography inspection technique, able to inspect powder metallurgy parts in seconds
  • embedded time-delay integration (TDI) linear X-ray detectors that allow the supply conveyor to run continuously, while a row of parts is simultaneously scanned. The TDI technique creates very low-noise X-ray images with resolution up to 10µm pixel size, depending on X-ray set-up magnification
  • a dedicated image analysis algorithm for the automatic detection of defects recognition with pre/post processing and an enhancement algorithm are used to sentence good/bad components.

This technique has been developed to detect small cracks, flaws and density variations in-line during the manufacturing process of PM parts produced in a factory environment.