Gap registration, camera vision detect and reject technology by Multi-Conveyor
Multi-Conveyor has recently built a mild-steel constructed conveyor that provides gap registration and bent tip detection for a tubed product.
In this video, you will see how the tubes fall directly into position due to the precise pockets designed in the conveyor belt.
The customer requested a detection system to detect a bent nozzle tip that was 4 mm out of center to be rejected. The camera/vision system has the ability to either enlarge or shrink this area of rejection as needed by the customer. This will also detect and reject any tubes that are missing a nozzle all together.
If a bent tip is detected, a stainless steel box-in-box reject pusher will guide the tube into a reject shoot. Box-in-box pushers alleviate pinch points for operator safety. The detection and reject are operated by a smart relay.
The video also shows how the tubes are rejected on the fly for continuous line movement after the camera vision senses a part of the nozzle outside of the defined diameter. Note, the tubes were hand-fed for this video but in normal production each gap registration pocket would be utilized.
There are two Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 40 VFD's on this line that regulate line speed based on parts per minute to coincide with the tube feeder, camera detection and reject system.
To see even more technologically advanced systems from Multi-Conveyor, please visit www.multi-conveyor.com or call 1-800-236-7960.