All scanware systems share a modular framework to enable the flexible and project specific installation on any packaging line imaginable. The choice of processors available guarantees the long-term availability and thus like-for-like replacements. No repeat validation is necessary.
W-LEDs, developed by scanware, provide ideal, homogenous optical surroundings. The lighting units can be adjusted in 16 levels to achieve the best contrast between product and packaging material. Depending on application, top light, side light and backlight in standardised illumination units are being used.
The frame grabbers developed by scanware are optimised for the use with the real-time operating system QNX®® Depending on project specifics, some software tasks are implemented in hardware.
The I/O unit processes all exchanges of signals and triggers with the production machinery. When necessary, a PLC can be introduced which manages signal adaptations, error shift register functions and even the overall machine control. The PLC is fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant – all parameter changes are registered in an audit trail.
The use of carefully selected and tested cameras by the best manufacturers enables outstanding image processing. Depending on application, Camera Link 1CCD, 3CCD or multiple cameras are used. All of them can be upgraded and are future-proof even if production requirements increase.