19045 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152 USA
Machine Vision Systems and Turnkey Inspection Solutions
Surface Inspection Systems
Phoenix Imaging has specific expertise in surface inspection applications. Surface Inspection refers to isolation of features on a surface that are not common with component structure. Surface imperfections are referred to by many names, the most common names attributed to the these are: scratches, dents, dings, surface roughness, porosity, abrasions, pits, blisters, etc.. Whether the surface imperfection appears on glass, plastic, stamped metal components, precision cast components, machined metal components, or other substrates a Surface Inspection System can be designed to isolate and measure them. There are several common techniques often employed in the design and manufacture of the surface inspection system but it is important to match the correct technology to application in order to achieve optimum performance. This is where Phoenix Imaging can assist you with providing the correct solution, we are the Surface Inspection Experts!
Porosity Inspection Systems
Porosity Inspection on Machined Metal Components
Among the most useful in this area is porosity inspection on machined metal components, primarily aluminum and precision die-cast magnesium castings. When cast components are machined the fresh cut often exposes sub-surface porosity that can affect the performance of the sealing surface. Phoenix Imaging has developed and patented several technologies to perform this inspection task effectively at a reasonable cost to the customer.
Front Cover Non-Clean Up and Porosity Inspection (See Porosity Profile 1 for additional information)
In-line inspection at 23 second cycle time, both side of front cover.
Cylinder Deactivation Plate (See Porosity Profile 2 for additional information)
Locate component using B&C Datum, position multiple inspection zones each with different inspection criteria.
Cylinder Deactivation Control Plate
We have performed surface inspection on a wide range components and would be happy to evaluate your component using a reduced scale version of the technology. Phoenix Imaging often takes the small scale system to trade shows. Keep an eye open for a trade show in your area so you can see this exciting technology.