If it's good enough for the World Cup, is it good enough for auto production?
Pixargus GmbH, the company that created GoalControl, a 14-camera inspection system used to detect if a ball crossed the goal line at the World Cup this year, is showing a similar system to inspect carbon fiber fabrics used to make car body panels.
Pixargus, based in Würselen, Germany, showed the WebControl Carbon Fiber Systems technology at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 4 to 6.
While the company could not disclose any details, it did say the system is being used now by a German automaker for its electric car manufacturing.
The system is downstream of the weaving units and automatic tying machines. It checks the quality of the fabric from powder coating down to the reeling process. Sensors measure and inspect the fabric as it is powder-coated and sintered. The sensors check for missing bundles and give information to analyze material defects.
All measurements are optical, except for the weight per area of measurement.
Pixargus, a 15-year-old company, makes a variety of measuring systems and links them in a network.
Pixargus' subsidiary, GoalControl, uses 14 cameras installed around a soccer field to instantly detect whether the ball has passed over the line for a goal. The system sends a message to a special watch worn by the referee. GoalControl premiered at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to Pixargus.
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