The Piston Rings intelligent inspection Machine (PRiiMe) is a project in co-promotion with Controlar and MAHLE that aims to develop a pilot for the automotive components industry, specifically piston rings. These are a circular segment, whose main function is the seal between the combustion chamber and the crankcase of the internal combustion engines.
The advanced automatic visual inspection system to be developed for the detection of defects in parts for the automotive sector will use artificial vision and artificial intelligence techniques. These techniques will be included in equipment (hardware and software), which will provide increases in reliability and, therefore, in product and process quality.
The final intention will be to substantially reduce the errors associated with the non-detection of non-conformities and, in addition, to enable the identification of which stage / phase of the process that originates the detected defect.