Visual evaluation and documentation of inner cylinder walls was traditionally expensive and the results produced were often inadequate.
Typically, the use of a special camera with an objective adapted to the radius enabled the optical survey of a cylinder wall. Less expensively is the use of a mirror trowel to look for polished areas, scratches, sink holes, carbonisation, seizure marks, and corrosion spots.
Alternatively, special angle microscopes can be used to examine small areas or conventional photography can be used on cylinders that are sliced
The CylScan instrument, however, scans the entire cylinder wall surface with high resolution so that the complete wall is displayed as a whole.
This is accomplished using a photo diode rod with an integrated light source to scan the entire cylinder wall.
The scanning head is self centring and suitable for all standard automotive cylinder diameters.
Surface inspection and analysis of cylinder faces and liners
Scanning of bushings
Non-contact automatic inspection of inner cylinder walls
Motorized drive lowering the scanner head
Motorized centering of the scanning rod
Recording and preview mode
Suitable for all common cylinder diameters
Data acquisition with standard PC
Photo realistic image quality
Simple recognition of surface anomalies like scratches, pits, voids
Clearly defined pictured documentation and filing of inner cylinder wall surface structures
External fixture of the instrument enables scanning of the entire cylinder wall