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Upgrading older camera inspection systems is a viable strategy

Obsolescence is often the logic that older equipment needs to be replaced. The operating system may be out of date, the cameras not available as spares etc. Its possible to take older inspection systems and rework them, reducing CapEx requirements and also risk. The following looks at the  costs, risks and benefits associated with upgrading your older print and surface inspection systems. 

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Surface Inspection for webs is one of the largest sectors for machine vision

The machine vision industry is diverse with applications ranging from robotic guidance to bio-metrics. Industrial manufacturers  are currently automating using machine vision to improve quality while reducing cost, and of course to enable process control.   One large sector in the area of web and sheet inspection. Key sectors  include the plastic film extrusion industry, the flexible packaging industry, converters of high value products such as film and foil, metal decorating, the label printing industry, the building and decorative products industry, the non-woven and technical composites industries. These sectors produce high volume, capital intensive products in roll and sheet formats. The annual market potential for machine vision in the roll and sheet sectors exceeds  €250,000,000 and like all other machine vision sectors is experiencing strong growth with CAGRs in some niches up to 15% . 

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How to specify a web inspection system?

The specification of a vision system for web and sheet operations, is key to a project's success. This article will focus you on the key issues that will help reduce cost of purchase while optimizing performance. The key sections are:

  • 3 key figures that will decide the cost of your inspection system.
  • 5 steps to categorizing defects.
  • The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • 4 results gained from specifying your system correctly.

If you are part of a team that uses, purchases or plans capital expenditure for inspection systems, read more as this framework will add value.

Topics: Vision system solutions Building and buying vision systems 100% Inspection OneBox Vision

Using a vision system to support process control, manufacturing and quality

When purchasing an inspection solution you must think about the end user. Often it is a project engineer that specifies a vision system for their surface inspection requirements, but does not consider how it works for all the key users who operate it daily.  Let’s look at the key stakeholders in a factory that interact with vision systems:

  • The operator - this includes the personnel at the process line and converting lines.
  • The engineer - this normally is the process engineer that is responsible for the
    operation and upkeep of the process lines.
  • The quality supervisor - this is the individual tasked with using the data to guarantee quality of goods and the interface between customer service and production.

Topics: Vision system solutions Print inspection systems Surface inspection systems Building and buying vision systems OneBox Vision

ImageFlow running on BitFlow Processors

ImageFlow 7.71 now supports the complete range of Neon, Axion and Aon processors from BitFlow. Building line scan applications is always a challenge knowing how to trigger, synchronize multiple cameras and then of course stitch and blend the images.

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

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

A collection of great minds

Get together at One Box Vision

Great cook out on Friday July 6th for the gang at OneBoxVision. Beautiful weather , good food and of course beer. You cannot make great software unless you spend some time having fun and recharging.

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