Camera Sensor for Date Code Inspection
The TapTone CodeVu camera sensor is a non-contact inspection module designed to visually inspect containers for the absence or presence of date codes, lot codes or batch codes. The sensor includes a high-speed digital camera and diffuse LED light housed in a stainless steel enclosure. The sensor mounts on a remote variable-height stand. The CodeVu sensor is compatible with any TapTone platform and can be added to existing TapTone systems as an optional inspection.
How It Works
The CodeVu sensor uses vision technology to inspect the containers after they pass by the ink or laser coder. A good container is passed through the sensor and the image is stored in the camera. The sensors inspection algorithm counts the number of “targets” present within the inspection window of the good container. As the production containers pass through the sensor, the high speed camera takes an image at up to 6,000 frames per minute. The image of the production containers are then compared to the image of the good container to determine the absence or presence of the code based on the number of “targets” detected by the camera. Containers that do not match the good image are rejected. The CodeVu sensor can be used to detect missing codes on glass, plastic and metal containers.
A User Interface is required for operation of the sensor. The CodeVu sensor is compatible with the T550 or PRO Series user interfaces.
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: OPERATING SPEED||
2,000 containers per minute (maximum)
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: MAXIMUM CAP WIDTH||
170 mm (6.75 inches)
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: POWER REQUIREMENTS||
Voltage: 10-30 VDC (Typical 24 VDC)
Current: 500 mA maximum (exclusive of I/O load)
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: OPERATING CONDITIONS||
Stable ambient temperature: 0° - 50° C (32° - 122° F)
Relative humidity: 0-95% maximum, non-condensing
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: USER INTERFACE||
Compatible with T100, T500, and T4000 standard and PC User Interfaces.
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: WEIGHT||
9.95 kg (22 lbs)
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: ACQUISITION TIME (FRAMES PER MINUTE)||
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: TRIGGER SENSOR||
10-30 VDC, PNP sourcing output
|SENSOR: LIGHT SOURCE||
Five high-intensity LEDs, red, diffused acrylic (sealed window)
|SENSOR: LAMP CONNECTION||
4-pin Euro-fast (M12) male socket
|SENSOR: LAMP RATING||
Nickel-plated model: NEMA 4, IP68
|SENSOR: LAMP USEFUL LIFE||
50,000 hours (5.7 years) LED ON time before 30% output reduction
LCD color display with integrated touch screen 68.5 mm (2.7 in). Water tight when sealed cover installed, trans-reflective type
|MATERIAL: ENVIRONMENTAL RATINGS||
Stainless steel, NEMA 4x, IP67 rated
Box: 304 stainless steel
Mounting: Angled pedestal stand, 304 stainless steel, tripod base, adjustable height range 241 mm (9.5 in) max.
Food cans Dairy containers Carbonated and LN2 dosed beverages Household chemicals Nutraceutical products Personal care and cosmetics