Flexible Robotic Solutions develops automated ultrasonic inspection for Audi
In cooperation with Audi Brussels, Flexible Robotic Solutions has developed a proof-of-concept for having the ultrasonic quality control of the adhesive folding seams of the Audi A1 vehicle components performed by a robot. The robot follows the edge of the object to be measured based on real-time feedback from the contact force (in different directions) and positions the sensor based on real-time feedback from the ultrasonic measuring signal to optimise the quality of the measurement. For this, Flexible Robotic Solutions uses software that has been developed by Flanders Make.
It is an important step to realise an automated process, whereby the quality of the ultrasonic inspection performed by a robot is similar to or better than that of an experienced operator.