All you need to know about XTIA solutions and their impact on manufacturing
Industry 4.0 white paper
A wide range of manufacturing industries such as the automotive industry are supported by the outstanding capabilities of their manufacturing sites. The world’s attention is now focused on a future guided by the concepts of “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory” that aim at a radical shift toward an integrated factory automation and rationalization. In this white paper, XTIA describes its vision for Industry 4.0, what it means for Quality in manufacturing and how to address the growing need for fully automated inspection.
At the core of XTIA sensors are optical frequency combs or Optocombs, a Nobel-prize technology that has been dubbed the world’s most accurate ruler. XTIA leverages this unique polychromatic laser technology to offer high-speed and highresolution 3D metrology and Quality 4.0 solutions to the manufacturing industry.
Application: Dimensional inspection of complex shapes
XTIA’s technology is based on Optocombs, a coaxial laser system that scans objects and gives access to the full 3D profile of the most complex manufactured parts with high accuracy. XTIA's Optocomb sensors are capable of measuring 500,000 data points per second, a high-speed performance that significantly shortens the time to scan manufactured parts. As a result, they are the ideal solution for a fully automated dimensional inspection of complex structures such as cast, forged, and machined parts.
Application: Engine performance optimization
The OptoComb technology and our coaxial laser 3D scanners provide access to the dimensional profile of complex structures with high accuracy. As a result, XTIA’s solutions can be extremely valuable if integrated within the manufacturing process flow, because it opens the door to the reduction of geometric tolerances by a specific correction process.
Application: Burrs & scratches
Engineering is a world where quantitative judgment should and can be made, but this has often been difficult to achieve on a manufacturing floor dominated by human inspection. With the automated inspection solutions offered by XTIA, quantitative inspection and engineering of micrometer defects is finally possible: Optocomb 3D scanners by XTIA have a reliable track record for the detection of a large range of 3D defects such as dents, scratches, particles, burrs and more.
Application: Hybrid inspection
The reason why automated inspection is so difficult to implement is that there is a wide variety of defects to be inspected, and it is practically impossible to detect all of them with a single sensor. Conversely, using different sensors for different types of defects is time-consuming and costly, and as a result, it becomes a major barrier to automating the inspection process. The hybrid solution by XTIA circumvents this barrier by combining the best of optical cameras and Optocombs in a single solution.