Intelligent automation for the casting industry

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Quality inspection for foundries

When it comes to quality inspection for foundries, there are significant advantages to inspecting moulds instead of castings. A faulty shape gives terrible castings. If you can discard a faulty mould before use, waste is reduced. Manual inspection of sand moulds is difficult, however, defects can thus easily be missed, especially during a long work shift, when eye fatigue of the operator can come into play. With Unibap’s vision system, operators can get help with the inspection simultaneously as you collect valuable statistics for further analysis.

We teach the system to detect and alert for typical errors such as:

  • Sand porosity
  • Cracks
  • Lack of sand
  • Blackening errors
  • Cavities/pores

After the casting process, the casting needs to be finished and processed in most cases. Even at this stage, it is possible to use Unibap’s AI solutions to verify that everything is according to the specification.

We teach the system to detect typical defects such as:

  • Liquid waste
  • Malformations
  • Discolourations
  • Cracks
  • Material defects

We offer quality solutions for all types of castings, such as articles from sand casting, die casting, or plastic injection moulding.

Implementation

a) Regarding sand moulds and cores

We can enter the inspection correctly in the production line regarding both cores and moulds, depending on your conditions.

b) Regarding casting
We can inspect when the material has cooled, directly after the casting machine or in the first processing machine.

Benefits of intelligent quality inspection with Unibap

Today most inspections of moulds and cast raw material are done by manual workers, risking that defects are overlooked. Over time, our system is more reliable than human operators. The platform often see errors that people have difficulty perceiving. If we install an automated inspection process, human operators are free to be deployed to other tasks.