With high-precision optics and sophisticated algorithms, ProfilControl 7 DX handles with ease 360° measurements of complex-shaped profiles inline, during the extrusion process.

Up to eight high-performance, calibrated cameras detect even the most minute deviations from the nominal geometry at a very early stage in the process, thus providing for optimal process control. For more process security, efficiency and economy of production!

The technology? The calibration of the laser-camera system, specially developed by PIXARGUS, forms the basis for maximum precision and excellent measuring results. The system projects a straight, extremely sharp laser light line onto the product, the entire circumference of which is continuously inspected by our high-capacity cameras.

The result. Unparalleled precision. ProfilControl 7 measures spacings, angles, radii and combinations thereof with an accuracy of < 10 μm – inline, during production and in real time.

 

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Highlights of ProfilControl 7 Dimension

PIXARGUS Multi-Camera Sensor Technology

The PIXARGUS high-capacity multi-camera sensors guarantee 100-percent quality inspection of simple to highly complex products – everything from plain round products to multiple profile extrusion. Scalable system generation with modularly adjustable multi-zone scanning and a specially developed calibration of the laser-camera system.

 

User-friendly

Intelligent operator guidance via a 21.5” multitouch screen and a clearly structured cockpit displaying all camera images and parameter settings make for easy and swift operation. Comfortable assistance systems, such as the automatic and simplified lighting control and focusing feature, reduce the set-up effort and eliminate operating errors.

 

Multi-product measurement

For the first time ever, it is possible to inspect several profiles at the same time by independent measurements. Ideal for multi-extrusion lines with up to 4 extrusion strands.

 

“Big Data” becomes “Quality@ Industry 4.0”

ProfilControl 7 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.

 

Maximum scalability and interaction within a network structure

ProfilControl 7 is a universal system supplied on a turnkey basis and designed to be switched between various lines as required. It can be scaled up to include additional networked components. This provides a maximum of flexibility and security of investment. Simply install the computer safely in the server room and place all the camera and sensor equipment in the line – scalability can be that easy!

 

Compact. Robust. Made in Germany.

The housing and wiring of the system have been designed specifically for service under most severe conditions. Thus they easily cope even with high mechanical stress. Tried and tested materials, ergonomic design and precision engineering guarantee longevity and provide security of investment.

 

Optional software modules for ProfilControl 7 Dimension

 

Multi Extrusion

Upgrade enabling simultaneous inspection of several extrusion strands.

Sealing profiles may also be produced by double-strand extrusion. In this case, the profiles are extruded symmetrically back to back.

 

 

To be able to measure the strands separately from each other, Pixargus has developed a special software module and added a dedicated frequency generator to its ProfilControl 7 system. The Multi Extrusion module inspects the geometry and surface of both extruded strands, while the frequency generator measures the speed and provides the optical sensors with data to adjust the image processing rate to the line speed.

 

 

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 ProfilControl 7 Dimension

Mesured object Profiles/hoses/tubing/tubes/cables made of rubber, plastics or metal
Measuring field Available with FOV of 90, 170 or 250 mm diameter.
Measuring accuracy < 10 μm
Repeatability 0.01% of the FOV
Sensor 8 CMOS cameras
Lighting unit High-capacity LED ring
Unit size (mm) 2250 (H)  x 590 (B) x 1150 (T)
Other specifications See data sheet (pdf)
   

Standard version! Other features on request.