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Fully integrated range of solutions - innovative measuring and testing technology from Bosch

  • Flexible, application-oriented, and fully integrated solution package in the optical measurement and testing technology
  • Innovative, patented optical measurement principles
  • Efficient and automated use of measurement technology in manufacturing and quality control
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  • April 30, 2015
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Stuttgart – With the introduction of visual inspection systems at the Stuttgart Trade Fair for Quality Assurance, Control 2015, Bosch completes its range of optical measuring and testing equipment. Originally, the application-oriented solutions and systems were developed exclusively for the manufacturing equipment and measuring rooms of the Bosch Group, where they have proven themselves in daily use. Precise measurements directly or close to the manufacturing process are the key to ensuring high quality while minimizing the rejection rate. By using automated solutions which are integrated in production, the costs of a 100% inspection are significantly reduced.

The FMS100 was developed for verification of rotationally symmetrical industrial precision parts. Rotational speeds up to 100 revolutions per minute and optical probe arms enable rapid measurements of inside and outside geometries. Typical tasks include measurement of roundness and straightness, taper and diameter. The contact-free optical probe arms allow the measurement of the parallelism of very thin objects without changing them through the contact force. These solutions have been proven in the Bosch manufacturing and enable the economic and automated use of measurement technology with nanometer resolution in the production environment.

The flatness FTP40 system enables rapid measurement of two opposed parallel surfaces in a single measurement, without moving the measuring object. This allows a very high precision and reduces cycle time significantly. The system is used for rapid measurement of flatness, thickness and parallelism. The FTP40 is particularly characterized by high resolution and accuracy, short cycle time, contact-free and wear-free measurement.

The modular Visual Inspection Systems VMI100 and VMD200 are used for the visual inspection of standard parts. The test characteristics are emphasized by optimized illumination and allow the operator to test components over a longer period of time without fatigue. The systems are delivered ready to use as a package with computer, software, camera, lenses, tripod, and illumination. On request, various customer applications can be realized. Also, there is a wide range of accessories.

Everything in sight with the APAS inspector

With the APAS inspector, Bosch presents a mobile 3D inspection system for manufacturing. Equipped with variable, manually exchangeable test modules, smart illumination and image acquisition sequences, various tests can be realized with the system such as challenging inspections of matt and glossy surfaces or completeness and dimensional checks. The APAS inspector can be fed both manually as well as automatically. Bosch shows an agile manufacturing cell in which an APAS inspector is loaded by the robot-based production assistant APAS.

Bosch presents its solutions at the Stuttgart Trade Fair for Quality Assurance, Control 2015 from 05 to 08 May 2015, Hall 1, booth 1404.

Tobias Wiesendanger
Telefon: +49 711 811-21888

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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