Press Release Summary:
- Capable of detecting debris down to 0.01” anywhere along a 3” length bore
- Single shot measurement allows for inspection and sorting rates up to 180 parts per minute
- Parts are automatically sorted into ACCEPT and REJECT bins
Original Press Release:
Rapid Pin Sorter: Optical Debris Detection
Longmeadow, MA – Six Sigma Concepts, LLC has developed a long focal length sorting machine capable of detecting debris down to 0.01” anywhere along a 3” length bore. The machine uses a novel laser-based illumination scheme to allow single shot measurements of the part’s exterior and bore axial silhouettes, simultaneously checking for both debris and dimensions. The single shot measurement allows for inspection and sorting rates up to 180 parts per minute. The sorting rate is dependent on part dimensions. The parts are automatically sorted into ACCEPT and REJECT bins.
The system can sort parts with outside diameters up to 0.375” and overall lengths up to 3”. There is no physical adjustment of the system necessary to switch between different parts. Through the software, the customer is able to control the part’s feed rate, inspection timing, and sorting parameters to optimize inspection rates and accuracy. These sorting settings are saved and recallable along with the part inspection parameters. This allows for near instantaneous switching between inspecting different parts.
The machine employs a high-speed camera and proprietary inspection software. The complete inspection software is included and can be easily programmed for multiple parts. The customer has the ability to set dimensions, tolerances, bore obstruction percentage, and a debris free zone. The system is able to record measurement data and is capable of communicating with statistical process control.
For further information, contact:
Justin St. James
Six Sigma Concepts, LLC
246 Merriweather Drive
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Tel: (413) 935 - 1885