Reduced to the max! The cost-optimized downsized models for profile inspection of geometries and surfaces provide maximum inspection performance at a highly attractive price.

iProfilControl is the economical answer to the 360​​° all-round inspection of all types of profiles: whether simple or complex, made of plastic, rubber or metal - these new, scalable basic systems inspect geometries and/or surfaces with proven inspection technology - during ongoing production, in real time and 100 %.

What makes the difference? PIXARGUS has adapted system capacity, the range of functions and the hardware to achieve maximum efficiency with minimized equipment. Starting with a 4-camera model, the system can be scaled up to 6 or 8 cameras, as required, to meet the needs of every process situation.

While using the same proven inspection technology as its big brother, ProfilControl 7, the systems of the basic series are much smaller in size. Thus, they can be integrated into production lines even more easily.

Available in three standard versions with opening diameters of 90 mm, 170 mm and 250 mm.

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Features iProfilControl


Surface inspection

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Highlights of iProfilControl

PIXARGUS Multi-Camera Sensor Technology

Proven inspection technology smartly integrated into cost-optimized downsized models. iProfilControl uses the proven inspection technology known from its big brother, ProfilControl 7: True image processing based on highly specialized algorithms and an innovative sensor and lighting concept developped by PIXARGUS. The system capacity, range of functions and hardware of the new models have been adapted to achieve maximum efficiency with reduced, purpose-tailored equipment.

 

Your added value: a system scalableto your needs

You are still at the beginning of your investments in automatic quality inspection equipment? Then our 4-camera systems provide you with the ideal starting basis. You are planning to upscale step by step and retrofit your system at a later stage? No problem. Our systems grow with your requirements. They can be retrofitted to 6 or even 8 cameras to cope just as reliably with the more complex inspection or measuring tasks. Whether designed as an entry-level system or as a system for complex extrusion processes – iProfilControl always provides efficiency for the essential.

 

Remote control

iProfilControl does not include a monitor. Instead, the systems can be touch-operated via a tablet, notebook or even a network-connected PC. Of course with the well-known user friendliness of PC7: a clearly structured cockpit displaying all camera images and parameter settings make for easy and swift operation. Comfortable assistance systems reduce the set-up effort and eliminate operating errors.

 

 

“Big Data” becomes “Quality@ Industry 4.0”

iProfilControl is Industry 4.0 ready, as it can be intelligently networked via LAN or other interfaces with additional sensors, measuring systems, PDA and ERP systems, and a PLC environment. It interlinks the quality data measured by the sensors and combines them into an integrated data map. Thus, the user can analyze the results within a coherent context and condense “big data” to what is really needed.

 

Kompakt. Robust. Made in Germany.

Trotz Kosten­optimierung verzichtet die Basis-System­serie nicht auf eine robuste Edelstahl-Konstruktion. Gehäuse und Verkabelung sind speziell auf die Erforder­nisse eines Einsatzes unter rauesten Alltags­bedingungen hin entwickelt worden und können damit selbst hohen mecha­nischen Bean­spruchungen stand­halten. Bewährte Materialien, ergo­nomisches Design und präzises Engineering sichern Lang­lebigkeit und Investition.

Optional software modules for iProfilControl

 

DDM Module (DefectDensityManagement)

Checks the out-of-spec rate according to rules defined based on defect density and defect size.

Optical inline inspection systems have reached a high standard in detecting and classifying surface defects on profiles. However, the contextual evaluation of defects, which includes establishing logical relationships between defect criteria, has so far remained in the grey area.

 

 

In numerous specifications, especially those set up by automotive producers, the “ship or block” decision depends on OR-operations. A customer may reject a profile, for example, if over a specified length of the product there is one severe defect or one medium defect plus several small defects.

The Defect Density Management solution, however, weights every single surface defect and sums up the obtained values over a specified length of the product. The inspection system sends out a signal as soon as the value exceeds a defined threshold. The signal can be used to mark out-of-spec sections of profiles or control downstream cutting and sorting equipment.

 

 

Drill Hole Control

Measures distances, form and diameter of drill holes.

The Drill Hole Control module checks as early as during the production process whether all venting and drill holes have been made and whether they are all in the right position. The system triggers an alarm as soon as it detects that a drill hole is missing or does not have the correct diameter or form, or that the spacing between the holes is not as it should be.

 

 

Especially for automated assembling processes, this type of inspection is paramount as it ensures that, for example, door seals can be installed quickly and reliably. In the past, checking the drill hole positions was a very complicated procedure prone to errors because the high production speeds make it impossible to take a manual measurement of each spacing. As a consequence, manual checks were only made on a random basis. Now, the new module makes it possible for the first time to check the entire profile in an inline process.

 

 

Flock Inspection

Detects flocking flaws, such as missing or clumped flocking material, longitudinal grooves and other defect types.

Pixargus developed the module for optical inline inspection of door and window seals as used in the automotive industry. These sealing profiles have to comply with extremely exacting surface quality demands.

 

 

The flocking material must be applied highly uniformly in order for the profiles to reliably fulfill their sealing function. As in the vehicles the seals are partly visible, imperfect appearance of the surface may be reason for rejects.

The direct feedback of ProfilControl data into the process control system makes it possible to instantly correct the flocking process, preventing that any poor flocking may continue along the profile.

This ensures that only perfect material is shipped to the customers.

 

 

Groove Detection

Triggers an alarm when individual flaws turn out to be continuous longitudinal grooves.

 

 

 

 

 

Saw Control

Cuts your product to the correct length and cuts out defects with minimal waste.

With its Saw Control module, Pixargus makes cutting-to-length an integrated part of quality control in profile production.

The Saw Control software performs two basic functions. On the one hand, it sets the cutting intervals for the shear. If set at, let’s say, one meter, profiles graded as

 

 

defect-free by the quality control system will be continuously cut to this length and discharged from the conveyor belt as ready-to-pack products.

However, in the event that ProfilControl 7 has detected a flaw in the product, Saw Control instantly causes the shear to make an extra cut in real time to remove just the out-of-spec part from the profile.

This minimizes waste and saves time. Thanks to the Saw Control module, out-of spec portions of profiles can be sorted out much faster because the operators immediately recognize them as a short length comes along.

 

Technical data iProfilControl

Inspected items Simple to highly complex profiles made of rubber, plastics or metal
Measuring field Available with FOV of 90, 170 or 250 mm diameter
Resolution ≥ 50 μm
Measuring accuracy < 10 μ
Sensors PIXARGUS multi-camera sensor, scalable to 4, 6 or 8 cameras
Illumination unit iPC Dimension: line laser / iPC Surface: LEDs / iPC DualVision: line laser and LEDs
Dimensions (mm) 90: 705 (H) x 740 (W) x 540 (D) mm
170: 725 (H) x 860 (W) x 560 (D) mm
250: on request
Other specifications See data sheet (pdf)

Standard version! Other features on request.