Real-time vision adjusts mineral-wool quality

High-speed vision system and custom software continually monitor production under harsh conditions.

High-speed vision system and custom software continually monitor production under harsh conditions.


Mineral wool-also known as rock wool, stone wool, and slag wool-is an excellent thermal insulator when properly manufactured, and it has fire-resistant and audio-insulating properties, as well. The beneficial attributes of mineral wool are closely associated with its physical characteristics, which are tied to a manufacturing process that is difficult to control and even harder to monitor. FDS Research has come up with a real-time monitoring solution for mineral-wool production equipment, which, according to company president Francelj Trdic, eliminates the need for a human observer and significantly improves the quality of the final product.

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