Many components from the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors, from aerospace, or from medical engineering have functional inner surfaces that can only be inspected for faults by means of endoscopy. The use of video technology in conjunction with endoscopy as well as suitable illumination makes ergonomic online visualization possible for testing.
The use of digital technology allows a lot more, however: Automated complete surface inspection of drill holes, cavities of components made of metal, plastic, etc. 100-percent, process-integrated series testing with large batches and short cycle times becomes a possibility.
Fraunhofer EZRT has years of know-how, special camera technology, and special illumination. This means that the solution to complex testing jobs such as these can be carried out reliably and precisely. At the core of the new, fully automated drill testing system are a new type of drill probe and a new type of software. This means that, now, even small blind holes can be inspected.
The endoscopy technology, which has been optimized for use with small drill holes in the millimeter range, can be adapted to different tasks and allows full automation of the visual check with improved, objective, and documented evaluation.