In cooperation with Kunststoff-Zentrum SKZ KTT GmbH, Micro-Epsilon has devised a thermography solution for inline quality control of injection-moulding machines. A thermoIMAGER TIM thermal imaging camera is installed in the machine to detect defective parts.
The camera uses the thermal radiation from the workpiece to detect not only visual faults, but also hidden defects within the material itself.
In addition to Micro-Epsilon???s operating software, SKZ also developed control software designed specifically for plastics processing, which visualizes the workpiece and compares this to an infrared reference image.
SKZ has integrated the thermal camera into the injection-moulding machine to enable users to control and automatically remove any defective parts. The system also ensures rapid, secure machine changeovers, as any newly produced parts are evaluated immediately after changing the mould tools.
This continuous quality control is particularly useful to automotive suppliers, where the value of injection-moulded parts increases by several hundred per cent as the parts are processed.
The thermal imaging camera series TIM is designed for precise measurement tasks due to the high thermal sensitivity. Powered from just one USB cable, the system is truly plug and play. Different classes of performance models allow the use of an appropriate model for different applications:
Micro-Epsilon has contributed significantly in solving measurement and inspection tasks with displacement sensors for 40 years. With??more than 2000 cumulative years of engineering experience in the development, production and application of displacement sensors, Micro-Epsilon is a??trusted partner of industry all over the world. Micro Epsilon America was founded in 1998. With its comprehensive network of representatives Micro Epsilon supports the entire USA, Canada and Latin America.
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