Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 1, 2014 — Coherix partner Suzhou Compass Technology installed the first i-Cite inspection system to a major diesel engine oil pump manufacture in China for oil pump assembly verification. This total solution included i-Cite software, inspection system hardware design and system integration. An additional inspection system is targeted to be installed by the end of 2014.
Each diesel engine oil pump assembly requires more than 40 assembly verification check points. In the past, a well trained assembly verification inspection engineer would spend over 3 minutes to visually verify these check points. Human errors are quite common for missed check points and as a result, defect oil pumps go into engine assembly lines causing engine failure. In addition to speeding up the oil pump assembly verification process and increased efficiency, the major diesel engine oil pump manufacturer also wants to lift their product quality to a higher standard. With the automated i-Cite based assembly verification system, it only takes 30 seconds to complete each oil pump assembly verification process and increase efficiency by 5 time with no more human errors.
Coherix designs and delivers high-speed, high-definition, 3D metrology and inspection tools for product development and the management of manufacturing processes for the precision manufacturing and semiconductor industries. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan the company has technical centers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Coherix products are being utilized around the world at companies such as ASE, SPIL, Marvell, BorgWarner, Ford, Honda, Allison Transmission, Chrysler, General Motors, Micron, Infineon, John Deere, Volvo Technology Transfer and Aisin among others.
Suzhou Compass Technology (SCT) Inc is a local vision system application development and system integration high-tech start-up company based in Suzhou China. SCT develops high-end 2D in-line and off-line high speed and customized assembly verification and quality inspection applications and systems based on Coherix i-Cite platform technology. SCT is the first company in the world to successfully introduce i-Cite 2D technology to auto parts precision manufacturing and quality assembly as well as auto electronic component manufacturing industries in China.