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Optical Analysis of Automotive Engine Cylinder Walls assists in reducing CO2

Opto GmbH

Optical analysis of cylinder walls is still a tricky one, especially with always new honing technologies.

Opto's CylinderInspector 2D examines the surface finish of automotive engine cylinders.

The data extracted assists in adjusting the process and maintaining the quality to reduce CO2-emission to the benefit of our environment CylinderInspector is an all-optical, non destructive imaging device designed for the analysis of honed cylinder surfaces. It provides non-contact measurement and microscopic inspection of surfaces in aluminum and cast iron.

For over fifteen years, CylinderInspector has been the instrument of choice amongst the world’s leading engine manufacturers, as it enables detailed analysis of metallurgical composition and surface texture of complex honed surfaces.

It offers a full 360-degree rotation view with variable insertion adjustment. Users can inspect the surface at different magnifications with the use of the integrated optical zoom and precision focus mechanism. High precision rotation and vertical positioning mechanisms enables the user to inspect virtually any position or depth within the cylinder.

CylinderInspector features a highly advanced illumination system, with a powerful darkfield function integrated, which enables the most complex textural features to be imaged perfectly. The CylinderInspector software interface is programmable and highly customizable.

Available in both 2D and 3D versions and a Quicktest, it is able to provide perfect optical inspection of honed surfaces in cast iron and aluminum, as well as the detailed analysis of common compositions and structures.

  • Non destructive system for perfect `in-cylinder’ image quality
  • Optical zoom system for variable insertion depth adjustment
  • Full 360° rotational view with variable insertion depth adjustment
  • Able to fit wide variety of cylinder diameters
  • Optimized illumination options for different surfaces and structures
  • Available with camera or eyepiece depending on model
  • Optional image stitching module

Optional software suite:

  • totally customizable software and report tool
  • perfect automated inspection of honing angles
  • manual analysis of crystal distribution
  • standardized inspection process between supplier and customer

About Opto
For over 30 years, Opto GmbH has been a manufacturer of high reliability, embedded vision and inspection solutions to some of the most challenging machine-integrated imaging applications. Opto provides high-performance imaging solutions ranging from simple vision components all the way to complex imaging modules and subsystems. Most recently, Opto has developed a range of highly compact embedded imaging modules specifically for OEMs involved in building industrial and biomedical machines. With onboard cameras, lens, light, and intelligence, Opto’s new fully integrated imaging modules enable OEMs to instantly achieve the very highest image performance and resolution, without the need for specialist optical expertise.

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