Two students of the FH Münster have developed a camera-based inspection system for PFREUNDT, which has now been officially put into operation. In the past, the four-eye principle was used. Today, a quality control by means of image comparison by a camera system during the production process of the WK60 weighing electronics ensures that it is produced without defects. The model for this was the AOI (automatic optical inspection), which is standard in the SMD assembly. In addition to facilitating quality assurance, the camera-based inspection system enables the traceability of components.
Using the method of technological drivers, PFREUNDT has developed a new, hybrid business model together with ZENIT, the center for innovation and technology in NRW. This successfully completed the first phase of the research project AnGeWaNt. Wolfgang Holtermans, the head of the development department at PFREUNDT, gave an interview on the method of the technological drivers, the developed business model and the next phase of the research project.