Development of an Automated Spot Weld Inspection Device for Safe Vehicle Repair / SpotTrack

Project code: SME-2011-1-284471
ES programme: Framework Programe 7 (FP7)

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The objective of the project

To create the first automatic spot weld tracking device that can be applied non-destructively in the automotive repair industry. The new SpotTrack device will allow the user quickly and reliably to tell whether a spot weld is acceptable by giving a simple pass or fail indication. The proposed SpotTrack system will have the advantage of testing the actual weld made within a matter of seconds and without the need for interpretation.

Ultrasound institute

Main role will be to develop signal processing algorithms, also assist in modelling of ultrasonics and prototype evaluation.

Project partners

Vermon SA (France), I & T Nardoni institute SRL (Italy), Tecnitest Ingenieros SL (Spain), A.C.T. (Transnational), Limited (UK), Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi Anonim Sirketi (Turkey), Karl Vella Autobody Repairs Ltd (UK); TWI limited (UK); Kauno technologijos universitetas, Ultrasound Institute (Lithuania), Consulting AB GmbH (Germany).

2011 - 2013