We were told,
inspection is impossible with our faster line. How can we
automatically inspect and laser mark in one pass"
The customer has several
high-speed lines where products needed an FDA lot code and
visual inspection before the filling station. Wastech Controls
was asked to design and build two inspection stations.
Technical challenges included the ability to
inspect multiple container sizes and materials, to read and properly
illuminate reflective round shapes, and to acquire and rotate each container 360º during inspection,
to laser mark each container with a lot code, and accept or reject as
Wastech's solution included high-speed material handling, motion
control, machine vision, a diode-pumped YAG laser marking
system, color touch-screen HMI, data acquisition, and VFD motor