July 15, 2008
SICK has launched its Inspector vision sensor, which is designed to verify part completeness and quality even if products vary in size by as much as 20 percent.
The sensor, which provides a pass/fail output to help ensure that only the correct product passes the inspection, can keep up with fast lines, according to the manufacturer. It has a resolution of 384 by 384 and an IP67 metal housing suitable for tough environments. It also includes an integrated dome light that provides images even on glossy and reflective surfaces.
Applications include verifying label position, date code presence, and cap inspection in packaging, as well as bowl feeder inspection and verification of part assembly.