03 Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
03.10 Measuring and test equipment
03.10.005 Measuring and test equipment for geometrical properties
Measuring and test equipment for geometrical properties
Product category: Machine vision systems
With each cycle, mold presses run a high risk of experiencing extreme damage due to molded parts or slides sticking. Standard mold protection options only detect the problem as it occurs. Vision mold protection prevents the problem before it occurs. Avalons patented MoldWatcher™ system will alert operators and stop the press before any hazardous force can be put on the mold using non-contact vision technology. This prevents severe mold damage in addition to the related down-time, which can often be more expensive and troubling than the mold damage itself.MoldWatcher™ can be installed on horizontal and vertical shuttle or rotary injection molding machines and die-casting machines. It also works on Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Processes
In the case of a horizontal press, MoldWatcher™ automatically inspects for inserts or quality of the part while in the mold and the empty cavity, cores and slides after the part is ejected. This insures that no stray parts are left behind to damage the mold during the next cycle.
While on a vertical press, it ensures that all inserts are properly placed prior to permitting the table to index and the mold to close. The system will also detect miscellaneous items that may have been left on the lower mold half. After ejection, the system checks to ensure all parts have left the upper mold half.
Harsh environment molding processes require specialized camera cooling and enclosures. See our NightHawk™ product offering.
Easy Setup The MoldWatcher™ machine vision design has been optimized over thousands of installations and incorporates features such as:
Customizable Toolbar in user interface Archives setup files for easy job retrieval Touchscreen for easy operator interface Single touch “Teach” updates the system Two inspections per cycle ensure protection Multiple, high resolution camera support Communicates with all injection machines SPI/EUROMAP 12 or 67 Interface Modules which eliminates wiring Works with the NightHawk 2™ Multiple camera options up to 4.92 megapixels
QualityStation™ is a general purpose vision system with a vast array of high-end inspection tools. Event driven, with the adaptability to incorporate multiple cameras, makes QualityStation™ the preferred vision system for most any inspection application. Whether integrated with existing material handling and control equipment for in-process inspections, or used manually for statistical sampling, QualityStation™ will streamline the manufacturing process.Flexible I/O architecture allows for connection to nearly all existing control equipment utilizing digital I/O, Ethernet & serial data communication, and barcode readers.
Event-driven I/O is uniquely suited to short-run, JIT production methods. It permits QualityStation™ to inspect a variety of different products by simply identifying them via a unique input identifier like a barcode, Ethernet or serial data string, or digital input, automatically loading the events inspection criteria and executing the inspection. Event specific inspection criteria are executed and window/image resultant outputs are set with 100% traceability available by product ID. An integrated database with ProcessRx™ provides detailed SPC reports that are easily accessed and printed over the network .
Since 1991, Avalon has implemented more than 4,000 machine vision solutions throughout the World of manufacturing. The product lines are available to be used by operators in 14 languages and are globally serviced with Avalons distributors in the various regions.
Avalon Vision Solutions serves the injection molding and die cast industries with a unique range of application specific machine vision products. These solutions allow end users to be more profitable by keeping production efficiencies high and not allowing bad parts (only zero defects) or assemblies to be shipped to customers.