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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  software 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

Gels in plastic film and using a camera system to count them

Gels are inherent in the extrusion process. Often the best way to control your process is to use a vision system to count. This is becoming  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

New solution with print and surface inspection in one package

ImageFlow 7.7.1 now includes the following new features: 
Topics: Plastic film inspection 100% Inspection ImageFlow

Why print inspection is a requirement for the plastic packaging industry?

Understanding the printing industry

The printing industry is estimated to be the 5th largest industry in the world with global annual sales of over $240bn Printing is a part of practically all consumer goods, from publications to product packaging and labels. Based on research conducted by the Association for Suppliers of Printing and Publishing Technologies, the total installed base of printing presses is estimated at approximately 50,000 multi color web-fed presses (publications & packaging) and 100,000 multi color sheet-fed presses.  The print inspection industry has targeted a single segment of the printing market, the packaging segment.

Topics: Print inspection systems Plastic film inspection

The reasons to inspect plastic film using a camera system

Benefits of inspection on plastics

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: Building and buying vision systems Plastic film inspection

California based extruder uses SurfaceFlow to guarantee powder milk bag production

Plastic film extruder required multiple systems to inspect and track defects

A US plastic film client with multiple US locations  approached OneBoxVision with a challenge. The company was producing bags for powered milk. The goal was to inspect the film while being extruded on a blown film line and alert the operators in real time to carbon specks so that it can be corrected at source. The extruded plastic would then be shipped to a second site where the film would be used on an automated line producing bags. The client wanted us to check again and also allow the second plant to access the inspection data for the first process.

Topics: Surface inspection systems Building and buying vision systems Plastic film inspection Plastic film processing

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

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

OneBoxVision at NPE 2018

Thanks for visiting us at NPE 2018 in Orlando

OneBoxVision introduced Imageflow 6.7 at NPE in Orlando. Our partner Acquire Automation supported us and also demonstrated their injection mold inspection solution. 

Topics: Machine Vision Plastic film inspection NPE 2018 Ireland