Precise defect detection and classification for high product quality and efficient processes: Developed in close cooperation with our customers, our inspection system is designed especially for the nonwovens industry. The system distinguishes accurately between surface defects and structured material finishes. The quality data generated can be used to react immediately to production defects and guarantee the required product quality. Additionally, archived inspection data is available for further analysis, in order to determine the causes of process-related defects and correct them as quickly as possible.
100% Inline Surface Inspection for Coated and Laminated Nonwovens
The system is designed especially for automatic inspection of coated and laminated nonwovens. It detects typical defects such as contamination, wrinkles, unlaminated areas, streaks, holes, and inclusions. Moreover, it provides real-time insights into material properties.
Beyond Inspection Tools
ISRAs optional SMASH system add-ons deliver more than inspection: The Beyond Inspection Tools process the recorded inspection data and realize additional opportunities in optimization, validation, and data evaluation.
The following SMASH options achieve these potentials:
This monitoring reduces the need for time-consuming laboratory tests by analyzing the entire surface in real time and assessing material properties like cloudiness and grammage.
Verifying, optimizing and creating inspection recipes offline without having to shut down the production line reduces set-up times considerably, maximizing inspection efficiency and minimizing costs. The settings can be managed and standardized in a global and centralized manner, guaranteeing uniform quality specifications in every production line around the world.
Analysis of defect images and correct classification of all defects in predefined defect classes: Based on a wide variety of defect characteristics, this tool is an essential element in analyzing defects and their causes in the best possible way and preventing defects with minimal effort. The intuitive user interface helps operators to complete their tasks while ensuring that only flawless products are delivered to customers.
The software uses inspection data regarding the number and severity of defects, the quality of individual sections as well as the entire roll. It thereby classifies the roll condition according to various quality levels. This clearly indicates whether a roll meets the necessary specifications and can be delivered to the end customer.
The Rewind Manager enables users to control a rewinder with high precision, navigate accurately to surface defects such as insects or dirt spots, repair defects in a targeted way, and remove foreign particles. By turning waste into marketable products at low cost, you can improve your production yields and ensure customer satisfaction.
Calibration tools that can be integrated into the line quickly and easily, combined with dedicated software solutions. The ideal camera and lighting settings are checked and verified to ensure inspection results with increased repeatability.
Online validation tools for checking and documenting the correct function of the overall system: The software constantly monitors the accuracy of all geometric alignments and settings of the cameras, lighting, and parameters, even during the inspection process.
Software for yield-boosting analysis of inspection data: The data can easily be prepared for statistical purposes, allowing you to create user-specific reports, e.g. in Excel.
Software solution designed to use inspection data to achieve maximum material yield: When calculating the ideal cut, the system also takes material distortion into account and automatically ejects only those areas identified as waste. It also ensures that the quality of the cut products can be easily matched to customer orders.
These two tools access both historic and current data and make it available for further analysis. They also allow users to monitor and modify inspection parameters. Multiple users can access the password-protected data simultaneously from various locations.