Vision Inspector Beacon
28 March 2011
Boulder Imaging has released its Vision Inspector Beacon for web inspection. Beacon for web inspection is ideal for in-line materials inspection, defect detection, defect archiving, and real-time awareness and reporting across a wide range of defects.
Beacon is built to achieve very high throughput rates with zero false positives. The system identifies defects and anomalies in materials at speeds in excess of 900ft per minute. Beacon addresses a range of inspection requirements such as registration, presence/absence, alignment, colour matching, and surface irregularities, among others.
Boulder Imaging's hardware and software architecture provides fast and accurate inspection in addition to data retention capabilities. The design is composed of an Inspection Station, the Archive and Reporting Server (ARS), and the Event Viewer Client (EVC). The Inspection Station is placed in-line and detects defects, anomalies, etc., and delivers defect data to the ARS. The ARS stores the data and presents it to the EVC for review and analysis. The ARS can be configured to meet any retention requirements and is expandable for massive data storage.
Vision Inspector Beacon can be used as an enterprise solution that provides data for strategic and tactical operational management of production. Enterprise features include variable views and presentations of data on the EVC, utilisation of standard SQL database for extensible third-party reporting, integration into all major PLCs, support for TTL triggering, and expandable metadata.