Walter Automobiltechnick GmbH is a renowned German part and accessory supplier for big OEMs in the automotive and motorcycle industries.
Due to huge demand from its clients for parts to be integrated into new electric vehicles, the company was looking for an alternative to its traditional coordinate measurement machine (CMM) to accelerate and improve its quality control. For example, to ensure optimal adherence to OEMs’ quality control requirements for single e-car frame, Walter Automobiltechnick had to capture hundreds of measurement points. To maintain cycle times, the only solution was an automated inspection system.
Walter Automobiltechnick turned to Creaform’s R-Series of automated quality control solutions. The company implemented a custom integration of the MetraSCAN 3D-R, a powerful robot-mounted optical scanner in an automated industrial measuring cell. The customized automated quality control solution enabled Walter Automobiltechnick’s quality control team to carry out dimensional measurements of parts ranging from 1 to 3 meters with metrology-grade accuracy—regardless of shop floor conditions.
Walter Automobiltechnick installed the solution less than two weeks and staff training took only one day. The quality control team was able to reduce its measurement times from 1 hour 30 minutes to only 8 minutes per frame. Also, the MetraSCAN 3D-R helped Walter Automobiltechnick mitigate the issues surrounding a shortage of metrology experts to carry out inspections.
With the MetraSCAN 3D-R’s impressive results and ease-of-use, Walter Automobiltechnick is now looking to add additional automated quality control solutions from Creaform for upcoming projects.