Two new machine-vision systems for mold protection and part-quality verification are available to injection molders. One is the MoldInspector from Automated Vision Technology Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is a PC-based system designed to prevent mold damage and to identify part flashing or short shots. It lets users select the region to be inspected or monitored by each camera. An unlimited number of regions can be selected for simultaneous inspection and Pass/Fail analysis.
The mold-protection function is said to be immune to ambient-light interference and to compensate for changes in ambient light and shadows in the molding area. Also, the system can https://sites.google.com/view/mold-removal-houston/home inspect parts that are intermittently blocked from view of the cameras. Images of failed parts are time-stamped and archived for retrieval. Tel: (719) 260-6963, www.automatedvisiontechnology.com
Second, Comet Automation Systems, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has replaced its former machine-vision system with the new https://www.servpro.com/mold-removal P-E 300 system from UTech Inc. in Japan. It uses cameras for mold protection and to verify insert loading. It has a color touchscreen and self-teaching software that is said to be very simple to use. The software eliminates false alarms if the clamp-open position varies a bit. If the system spots an error, it highlights the "bad" cavity in red. The user can then zoom in on the fault. Price is $12,500 with one camera and lamp. Tel: (937) 296-9166, www.cometauxiliary.com
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