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PPT Vision systems
Keywords: Machine vision
PPT Vision systems are particularly suitable for high-speed applications of in-line inspection. The systems are capable of making accurate dimensional checks, assembly verification and surface flaw detection. Totally new is Simac's own vision system which is built around an innovative, correlation based, image processing technology which is making considerable improvements to inspection, pattern recognition and robotic guidance applications. Uses include counting disordered and mixed products, and inspection of printed characters that are wrapped around curved surfaces. Pattern recognition is "elastic" enabling patterns that are distorted to be reliably located in varying lighting conditions. Simac is now distributing a vision system that is specialised for inspection of plating on stamped metal products e.g. selective gold plating on connector strips. Using high-resolution line- scan cameras the system can check for position and quality of plating, and burn spots. It can even inspect when a protective grease film has been applied. Simac is also introducing a range of bar code scanners and datamatrix readers. As a special purpose machine builder and integrator we can provide turnkey vision solutions including product handling where required (Plate 1).
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