Precision Forging Component Gauging: A Case Study in Automation
Client: Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), a Pune-based Indian multinational, with a diverse portfolio spanning industries such as automotive, power, oil & gas, construction & mining, locomotive, marine, aerospace, and now, the defense sector.
Problem: Bharat Forge Limited, a stalwart in the manufacturing sector, set its sights on optimizing the gauging of small-sized forging components. This vital task encompassed precision measurements for connecting rods, crankshafts, and input shafts, all essential components in the automotive industry.
Results: Bharat Forge Limited’s innovative approach resulted in outstanding outcomes:
- Machine Vision System: They successfully developed a cutting-edge machine vision system, complete with a mechanical fixture and tailored back lighting.
- Micron-Level Accuracy: The system demonstrated an impressive measurement accuracy of 100 microns, ensuring precision in gauging.
In conclusion, this case study underscores Bharat Forge Limited’s commitment to precision and innovation. By implementing an automated gauging system, they not only streamlined their manufacturing processes but also achieved unparalleled accuracy in forging component measurements. This accomplishment solidifies their position as a leader in the manufacturing industry, showcasing their adaptability as they expand into the defense sector.