Mobile inspection system checks production line

Off-the-shelf components combine in high-speed system to check packaging machinery.

Oct 22nd, 2007

Off-the-shelf components combine in high-speed system to check packaging machinery.

The manufacture of machinery for packaging lines may require visual inspection at speeds that can only be met by a machine-vision system. In the case of Multifeeder Technology, the company built a portable high-speed video-capture system to troubleshoot its packaging lines. Multifeeder's core products are friction feeders, which are typically ordered as parts of turnkey packaging lines containing a variety of accessories such as conveyor belts, collators, wrappers, glue stations, and folding stations. When a customer orders a packaging line, Multifeeder builds that line at its own site, gets it up and running, and then disassembles it for shipment to the customer.

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