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GigE is here for plastic film inspection

OneBoxVision has released ImageFlow on it's latest Astro 4X processor supporting the latest network camera interfaces. Now plastic extrusion companies, OEMs and engineering teams can deploy film 100% inspection systems using low cost GigE cameras.

Topics: Vision system solutions Surface inspection systems Building and buying vision systems Industry 4.0

New sensor for inspecting plastic film

OneBoxVision has integrated a complete family of low cost GigE cameras for web inspection. The new awaiba sensor family has reduced the cost of high speed imaging. By producing large sensor arrays, it is now  possible to deploy a web inspection system with little to no machine vision experience, providing your organisation advanced tecnology at a fraction of the cost.

Topics: Building and buying vision systems

ImageFlow 6.7 Released - New tools for converters

Building machine vision solutions can be complex. OneBoxVision's approach is to work with customers to specify the correct solution and to implement the feedback once installed. The more we spend with operators, the more we learn.

The image below shows two buttons that can be used to tag defects. Ignore allows an operator click on a defect and mark it as OK to ship and to stop the system alarming each time it is detected. This can be the case in Flexographic operations where there is a small plate defect that is not a reject. You can also flag a defect as critical and flag to for removal in a later process.

Topics: 100% Inspection ImageFlow Industry 4.0

Gel Counting for plastic films


Gel counting is a common requirement for plastic film web and sheet producers. This article details the different applications that OneBoxVision offer for Gel counting. 

Topics: Vision system solutions Surface inspection systems Plastic film inspection

Inspection 4.0 for plastic film extruders

ASIX - Inspection 4.0 for plastic film

Industry 4.0 requirements are now a staple element of modern industrial automation solutions.For inspection systems this translated into the ability to conform to automation standards and integrate with historians while supplying real time data for analytics. To this end we have developed a complete video data archival capability that conforms to ISA 95 automation standards.

Topics: Surface inspection systems Plastic film inspection 100% Inspection Plastic film processing

Inspection 4.0 for the converting industry

Inspection 4.0 for converters

The converting factory normally starts with a substrate. This can be paper , film, foil or sometimes a non-woven. More often than not it’s plastic film. Our  ASIX technology is designed to inspect rolls or sheets of plastic. Usually a converter will pass the substrate through some other value added process, whether it’s printing, laminating, perforation or pouching. Sometimes it can be all of them.

Topics: Print inspection systems Surface inspection systems Plastic film inspection 100% Inspection

OneBoxVision demonstrates molded part inspection at Interplas 17

OneBoxVision attended Interplas 17 in the Birmingham NEC center September 26th through 28th . Thank you all for stopping by to see a live demonstration of our molded part inspection software and roll and sheet inspection solutions.

Topics: Vision system solutions Trade Shows

Incorporating Deep Learning will change how robots are deployed 

It is finally becoming a reality  that incorporating Deep Learning at the Edge has the potential to create a paradigm shift in the way robots are deployed in manufacturing operations and machine vision systems.  The aggressive move by robot manufacturers to reduce costs make end of line inspection by intelligent robots possible to provide a payback. 

Topics: IOT Industry 4.0 Deep Learning Robotics

How can Industry 4.0 help overcome quality and process issues?

IOT for machine vision networks 

Industry 4.0 thinking and the industrial Internet of Things are transforming manufacturing and industrial operations through deeper visibility, greater connectivity and enormous potential for improvement.

Companies using Industry 4.0 based principles are finding that they bring people, processes and equipment together, from vision sensors and smart cameras to entire machine vision systems. Connectivity deepens operators’ understanding of events and sharpens decision-making. The proliferation of smarter end points, data analytics, scalable computing, mobility and visualisation are reshaping the future of industrial automation.

Topics: Machine Vision IOT Industry 4.0

The different types of plastics

Plastics can be divided into two major categories:

1. Thermoset or thermosetting plastics. Once cooled and hardened, these plastics retain their shapes and cannot return to their original form. They are hard and durable. Thermosets can be used for auto parts, aircraft parts and tires. Examples include polyurethanes, polyesters, epoxy resins and phenolic resins.

2. Thermoplastics. Less rigid than thermosets, thermoplastics can soften upon heating and return to their original form. They are easily molded and extruded into films, fibers and packaging. Examples include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Topics: Plastic film processing