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3D inspection of large-scale gas turbine components at Siemens

Quality Control on a Large Scale

Siemens is testing large-scale gas turbine components with AICON's DPA

Gas turbines with dimensions of up to 13 meters in length, 5 meters in height and weighing up to 400 tons: components of this magnitude are the core business of the Siemens factory in Berlin-Moabit. From here, the high-tech components are delivered to power plants around the world where they must meet the highest requirements. Extremely high combustion temperatures, large centrifugal forces as well as vibrations and transient loads – the gas turbines are exposed to highly demanding operating conditions.


3D inspection of flanges at Enercon

Made-to-measure rotor blades

Enercon measures flanges with AICON's DPA

Rotor blades for wind turbines are a core business activity of the Magdeburg-based wind power plant manufacturer Enercon. Highest standards of quality and dimensional stability are applied to their production. The 3D inspection of the rotor blade flanges, the sensitive interface between rotor blade and hub, is carried out with AICON‘s portable coordinate measuring machine MoveInspect DPA.


WeserWind Bremerhaven inspects foundation structures for wind turbines with MoveInspect DPA

Measurement under challenging conditions

WeserWind measures foundation structures for wind turbines with AICON's DPA

Quality and dimensional accuracy are the be-all and end-all of offshore wind turbine manufacturing, because individual system components are assembled on the open sea. Offshore deployment of staff and installation ships is costly and expenses must kept als low as possible.


Industrial measurement: Deutsche Bahn inspects bogies with MoveInspect DPA

Industrial measurement with DPA

3D inspection of bogies at the German railway company Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn's vehicle maintenance is conducted at 15 sites assigned to different product areas. The plant in Bremen, which belongs to the product area of diesel multiple units, is among others responsible for restoring the bogies and wheel sets of the vehicles.


3D inspection of windows for luxury yachts

DPA in ship building industry

3D measuring in window production for luxury yachts

The manufacturing of windows for top of the range yachts is very demanding as the windows are curved around multiple axis with changing radius. For measuring the shape and dimensions of a window frame, the mobile 3D industrial 3D measuring system DPA is the ideal solution and it has proven its suitability in practice.


Power head 3D inspection at ALSTOM: non-contact measurement with MoveInspect DPA

DPA for power head inspection

Non-contact measurement at Alstom

ALSTOM in Salzgitter, Germany, is one of the leading suppliers of complete railway solutions and delivers motor units, wagons and locomotives as well as state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems. In order to achieve a higher fitting accuracy in the production of front FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) hoods and in car lining, Alstom makes use of the non-contact measurement system DPA from AICON. Alstom particularly appreciates the unlimited mobility of the system and its flexible application possibilities.


3D inspection with Leica Laser Tracker

Mobile part inspection with Leica Laser Tracker

VW Halves Fit-and-Finish Inspection Times for its Premium Flagship Model

The Transparent Factory in Dresden, as this futuristic plant enclosed almost entirely in glass is called, was built especially to manufacture Volkswagen’s premium-segment vehicle, the Phaeton, and opened its doors on December 11th, 2001. Employing a workforce of some 400 people, the plant is located centrally in the city, fitting beautifully within its urban landscape


3D inspection with Leica Absolute Tracker AT901

Leica Absolute Tracker AT901 in manufacturing industry

Foundry finds competitive edge with Laser Tracker System from Leica Geosystems

The portable measuring system in use at Silbitz Guss is an all-round performer: it can scan, take tactile measurements, mark the parts and automatically connect the Laser Tracker to handheld devices. The foundry‘s customers benefit from it. Silbitz Guss manufactures one-off components as well as small and medium-scale series-produced parts for various industries. Many of the foundry’s customers come from the energy and railway industries – two fields where the generous dimensions of products frequently impress. Components up to 6 m diameter and weighing 30 t are quite usual for Silbitz Guss and its sister company Zeitzer Guss. Ease of movement and daily visual inspection are not typical features of these objects and therefore they present a real challenge to quality assurance technicians.


3D isnpection with Leica Absolute Tracker AT402

Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 for jig manufacturing

Laser Tracker opens door to new business areas

Entrepreneurial acting means setting the course for new business opportunities on time. In industrial companies, the success of such plans stands and falls with identifying the right equipment. That’s why Basque engineering company Ingemat added a Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 to their tools.


Leica Absolute Tracker AT901

Wind energy thanks to Leica Tracker

Leica Absolute Tracker AT901 monitors cutting of wind turbine tripods

On behalf of a customer, Dutch company HGG developed a new type of bevel cutting system with an integrated Leica Absolute Tracker AT901 with Absolute Interferometer. The tracker continuously monitors the cutting process. Using the measured data, the machine cuts 60 m long, 400 t tubes into individual sections – to accuracies of a fraction of a millimeter.



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"AICON’s measuring equipment has pushed us far forward in the area of quality assurance."

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