Over-Line vision inspection systems utilize a compact sensor head mounted directly over an existing production line to scan every object that passes underneath, in any orientation and at any belt speed, in order to generate a continuous stream of critical QA data, such as size, shape and color attributes, and production metrics such as throughput, uptime and capacity.
The Sightline Over-Line systems mount directly over existing production lines, making installation fast and simple. Its compact size and light weight mean that complicated structures or conveyor modifications are not required. In addition, everything is included with an Over-Line system: lighting, computer, touchscreen, all necessary cables and mounting hardware, so you can quickly start measuring your products and see the impact and benefits of 100% inspection.
Every Sightline Over-Line system is capable of measuring over 200 different size, shape and color attributes for every product that passes underneath the sensor head. These measurements can then be used to provide real-time operator feedback and to ensure compliance with product specifications.
Measuring all size, shape and color attributes for every product provides critical real-time data that helps to ensure that product quality is always maintained. This data can also be used to better control the production process, since operators will now have quantitative feedback for their process settings and adjustments. This data, and the graphical tools provided with the system, become the process and QA dashboard for operators and eliminates guesswork and unnecessary adjustments.
Measuring 100% of all products also provides a wealth of key ‘real-time’ production and productivity data such as:
The ability to measure critical QA and production data is important, but just as important is the ability to view, analyze and interpret the data being generated. Every Over-Line system comes with an easy-to-use operator interface that allows users to view the data in a variety of graphical and numerical formats.
Data is also automatically stored so that historical reports can be generated ‘after-the-fact;’ even raw images of actual measured objects can be stored for future review. This provides a method for evaluating the overall performance of production lines that includes both productivity data as well as product quality data.