Vision system ensures speed and accuracy for automotive industry

Hand-counting piston rings as small as 0.29 – 0.79 mm in width and packaging them in various batch counts, was not only adding to labor costs, but also proving unreliable in the highly competitive automotive sector. A far more reliable answer came in the form of a custom machine vision solution.

Pundits predict that India’s automotive sector will emerge as the world’s third-largest passenger-vehicle market in the next decade. One of the peripheral industries that supplies this burgeoning market is the piston and piston ring market — a market that owes its success mainly to the automotive industry and its demand for higher-powered engines. IP Rings, based in Chennai, India is a major player in the piston and piston ring market.