Supreme colour separation.

The scanware Product Inspections provide an application for every task – whether black and white, colour, high resolution or in 3D. All systems are tailored to project-specific requirements and offer highest security with simple handling. The illumination adjustment enables the inspection of various product-foil combinations at highest reliability.
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LYNX-SPECTRA BW
Black and White Product Inspection

Inspects a number of product criteria such as presence, position, shape as well as double fillings and broken items. The Black and White System is the cost-effective solution for tasks when cross-contamination can be ruled out due to the technical surroundings such as mono lines. Soft- and hardware can always be expanded to enable colour inspection. The Classic. Easy-to-use, reliable, infinitely upgradable.

Area of Application
Applicable Objects:
  • Tablets
  • Oblongs
  • Sugar-coated tablets
  • Hard and soft gel capsules
Inspection Criteria::
  • Presence
  • Size
  • Shape
  • Perimeter
  • Position
  • Broken Products
  • Overfilling
  • Surface Defects
Highlights
  • Magnificent speed and encompassing analytical options
  • All parameters can be used simultaneously – at the same high speed
  • Homogenous, reproducible and adjustable illumination
  • The system can be upgraded to LYNX-SPECTRA CL at any time if colour inspection is required
System

The use of the real-time operating system QNX® enables high-speed signal processing and high failure safety. Security is increased by more advantages of the system: The modular built enables the expansion for increasing and future requirements. This makes the system future-proof.

The system is fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant; format versions are saved separately. The memory contains up to 50 images which are the basis for an individual suggestion of parameter settings. This offers a higher level of security than standardised settings that the user needs to adjust according to his inclination and higher user comfort. Automated teach-in optional.

Hardware

The Camera Link interface enables the safe and low-noise transfer even of large data. Compared to USB and FireWire, Camera Link enables a greater cable length. The evaluation unit offers high performance so all parameters can be used simultaneously at high speed.

Evaluation unit 19 inch built, 42 TE
Industry PC for frame grabber Compact PCI Bus Interface
Wide range power supply 95-230 V ~
Standard I/O Systems DIO8/16/32/48/64
Interfaces 2 x COM, 3 x USB, 2 x Ethernet, VGA/HDMI
Hard drive 16 GB SSD
Frame grabber scanware,
for black and white matrix camera
Multiplexer scanware,
for up to 6 cameras
   
Illumination scanware,
with up to 3,000 LEDs per unit
Illumination adjustment scanware,
2 x 16 levels
Illuminant Nichia LED
Illumination types Top light, back light, side light, diffuse light
Software
The classic among our product inspection systems offers a number of software features which increase both user comfort and security. Throughout, the user is guided by the easy-to-follow menu. The basic structure of all scanware systems is uniform so there is no training necessary when upgrading the system. Some of our extraordinary software features:
  • Configurable machine stops for overfilling, position error, consecutive error etc.
  • Partial teach-ins for size and greyscale
  • Thorough Audit Trail

During teach-in, the system automatically generates evaluation parameters. These are calculated based on images and error images and can be adjusted by the user if desired.

The illumination is adjusted to the optimal level for a different product or foil using a simple measuring line. The settings are saved as part of the format and consequently remain constantly reproducible.

Continuous production statistics offer an evaluation of the number of ejected products as well as the reason of ejection and its frequency. Furthermore, the visualisation of previous results enables quick recognition of consecutive errors.

Fully compliant to 21 CFR Part 11: Automated logout, automated password changes as well as saving each format version enable highest security throughout the packaging process.

Technical Data
Camera technology 1CCD, JAI/Sony
Camera interface Camera Link
Camera resolution 1,296 x 966 pixels
Max. number of pictures per minute 1,200
Colour resolution 256 greyscales
Objects per image 224
Format storage >1,000
Number of cameras 1-6
Further Application Options

Inspection of E-Cigarettes
LYNX-SPECTRA BW can also be used to inspect the correct position of e-cigarettes. Teaching screwing area and the cartridge as two individual products, the system is able to detect if the e-cigarette is facing the right way.

Bottle Inspection
During forming of small plastic bottles, LYNX-SPECTRA BW inspects the folds at the opening and the bottom of the bottles. The flexible shape is then cut at both ends. With multiple cameras, the cut edges are inspected before the bottles are filled.

Pouch Position Inspection
When filling pouches, a tilted position will cause staining and insufficient sealing. Using LYNX-SPECTRA BW will prevent that defective pouches pass on to distribution level. The camera inspects the correct position of the pouch during filling and causes ejection if the position of the pouch shows an angle.

Refill Inspection
With mono lines, having a refill station can reduce blister ejection. LYNX-SPECTRA BW provides pocket-based filling information that enables a refill station to fill remaining empty pockets. Due to the short evaluation time, a second filling station can be placed near the original station.