Innovative thermography solution for the plastics industry
Until now it has been very difficult to discover critical quality fluctuations in injection moulding. Many defects cannot be detected by the human eye, while an infrared-sensitive thermal imaging camera will find them. Now Micro-Epsilon's thermoIMAGER TIM160 offers a solution for online quality control during automated injection moulding production processes.
It works as follows: The handling system presents one or more sides of the newly moulded component to the thermoIMAGER TIM160. Previously a reference image of each side was taken and stored. If deviations between the reference image and the current image of the newly moulded component are detected, it can be determined whether the component is defective and needs to be scrapped.