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Making it easy to inspect and measure plastic film

OneBoxVision releases it's for Machine Vision Application library for the plastic industry

OneBoxVision offers a complete suite of software solutions for both cast and blown extrusion processes.  Our line, site and enterprise solutions allow your plant to start small and expand to all lines quickly while reducing the cost per line dramatically.

 Cast or Blown Extrusion

 

Topics: Sheet inspection OneBox Vision Plastic film processing 100% Inspection Plastic film inspection Surface inspection systems

Surface inspection is now standard on plastic extrusion lines

Inspection is now standard in the plastic industry!

The modern extrusion and converting/laminating lines now use surface inspection systems as standard. Your customers demand 100% quality control.  All plastic film include some level of contaminates, arising from the production process or due to the nature of Polymers. Therefore gels are only a question of resolution. Extrusion and converting lines classify many defect types such as gels, black specs, fish eyes, holes, oil stains, insects, scratches, coating voids, air bubbles etc. These all originate from different issues but most all can have an impact on the further processing. 

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

Inspecting non-wovens

The ASIX is a complete turnkey machine vision solution designed for 100% inspection of non-woven substrates. The ASIX inspection solution  will detect defects and track them through the manufacturing process.  lets look at the  four main types of non-woven products: Spunbound/Spunlace, Airlaid, Drylaid and Wetlaid. 

Topics: Surface inspection systems 100% Inspection Machine Vision

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: Industry 4.0 100% Inspection ImageFlow

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

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

Share inspection results via our data cloud and use three new 100% print inspection algorithms

ImageFlow 6.0 just got released. It's full of great new features with an  updated  100% print inspection solution for flexible packaging. We have added three new algorithms. one designed to detect streaks and splashes, one designed to detect low contrast defects such as hazing and the final one to detect color deviations and missing print. 

Topics: 100% Inspection Print inspection systems

Imageflow 6.0 with printed film inspection for flexible packaging.

ImageFlow installed on flexible packaging press

ImageFlow includes the 3 in 1 package for 100% print inspection on flexible packaging.  The  solution supports all commercial cameras and LED lights, enabling converters deploy high performance solutions at a lower cost with reduced risk. ImageFlow can be deployed for film inspection on any printing press, slitter, laminator or rewinder. The 3 concurrent print inspection algorithms are optimized to automatically deal with stretch , metallic inks and clear film.  

Topics: 100% Inspection Print inspection systems

OneBoxVision deploys inspection on bag and pouch machines

ImageFlow installed on automated bag machine

Converters struggle to find out of the box solutions for bag and pouch inspection. The vision system must  do plastic film inspection for gels, specks, holes and contamination while also verifying the presence and quality of the tears and seams. The application also has to support the fact that there may be perforations in the film but random holes are not permitted. The plastic film inspection package VPACK-PFI is designed specifically for this application.

Topics: 100% Inspection Plastic film inspection

100% Inspection System installed on extruder to inspect blown film with perforations

ImageFlow installed on extruder to inspect for carbon

Often when extruding plastic for use in packaging for food, carbon specks and contamination are not allowed. Our plastic film inspection package VPACK-PFI is designed specifically for this application. The software will detect the following:

Topics: Gel counting Plastic film inspection 100% Inspection