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Hi-Tech, Non-contact Profile Measurement Systems
for In-Line and Off-Line Use.

Problem Definition and Solution

The dimensions or even the complete cross-section of profiles and pipes made of metal, plastics or rubber must be continuously measured and monitored in the manufacturing process. The PROFILEMASTER systems from Zumbach represent an accurate and economical solution to the problem. One or up to six laser / camera modules measure the cross-section of the moving profile. A powerful PC based processor adds the partial pictures of the cameras made up of straight lines and radii together to yield the momentary cross-section of the profile. All relevant dimensions such as width, height, angle and radii are added together to form the full cross-sectional picture. The nominal values for the profile can be directly imported from the CAD construction (as DXF file) which allows easy and problem free programming. Changes in speed and twist within normal limits have no affect on the measurement.

Customer Benefits

  • Improved process control and CpK
  • Scrap reduction -> Savings on raw material and post processing costs
  • Increased product quality = Higher customer satisfaction
  • Quick and easy installation in existing production line
  • Seamless integration of the PC-based system with your network

Accurate In-Line Profile Measurement using "Light Section" Principle and Machine Vision

  • For all profiles and pipes including steel, metal, plastic, rubber and other materials
  • Measures and monitors product geometry continuously
  • Displays key dimensions, angles, radii, etc.
  • Alerts operator when product is out of tolerance

A PROFILEMASTER system for any requirement

System Overview

When designing the PROFILEMASTER system, concentration was focused on the most suitable solution in terms of price / performance ratio for the application.

  • Due to the modularity of the PROFILEMASTER system this goal could be achieved.
  • The combination of 1 to 8 laser / camera modules allows the measurement of virtually all shapes, achieving an optimal measurement result with the smallest possible number of laser / camera modules.

The use of the system is practically unlimited due to the numerous model versions, with or without protective housings. Allowing the PROFILEMASTER system to be used in a wide range of applications. The range extends from the laboratory applications over extrusion lines for plastics and rubber profile as well as harsh environments that are typical in the production of steel and metal profiles.





World Wide Sales Offices and USA Headquarters
Zumbach Electronic AG (H.Q.)
Hauptstrasse 93, CH-2552 Orpund Schweiz

Tel. +41 (0)32 356 04 00
Fax: +41 (0)32 356 04 30
E-mail: sales@zumbach.ch

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