New and groundbreaking: The first ever technology to measure the inside cross-section geometry of profiles – inline and automatically!
ProfilControl 7 ICSM (Inner Cross-Segment Measurement) inspects thicknesses of walls and inside webs, contour, radii, clamping sections, coating thickness, rate of recycled material, etc. directly after the cutting device, making time-consuming manual quality control by means of projectors redundant.
Flaws occurring during production can now be detected much earlier and corrected in real time, dramatically reducing out-of-spec production. Another advantage of this innovative technology is that instead of picking random samples, PC7 ICSM checks the inner cross section of all the profiles within a batch.
And what’s more: Highly specialized algorithms measure not only the coating layers and wall thicknesses, but also the rate of recycled material used. Thus, you can increase the rate of recycled material in profile production up to the ultimate possible limit because you can rely on the rate being continuously checked by the inspection system when the profile leaves the cutter. For maximum resource saving!
PIXARGUS Multi-Camera Sensor Technology
ProfilControl 7 ICSM is based on the high-performance ProfilControl 7 technology. The employed multi-camera sensors make it the system of choice for measuring also difficult-to-detect fields of vision in complex profiles in real time. The system features a modularly adjustable multi-area scanning function – a genuine innovation in image processing technology. The new MultiArea functionality complements the physical sensor equipment by virtual cameras. This makes it possible to define as many fields of vision as desired by different parameters (e.g. defect sizes) and perform various inspection tasks at the same time.
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.
“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.
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.