Different types of glass have different quality requirements. Taking this as a starting point, the LineScanner has been equipped with a new technical function – the sensitivity setting. Here, slide controls are used to store individual quality settings that are then drawn on as a new quality attribute. The new function makes it very easy to specify which defects are to be made visible to the operator with the help of the LineScanner and which are not. This revolutionary new development now makes the LineScanner as easy to operate as a smartphone.
Automatic glass defect inspection system
The LineScanner is THE solution for all quality inspections of transparent flat glass products such as single sheets, insulating
glass, automotive glass, processed glass, polycarbonate or film. LineScanner inspects your products with extreme precision for all defects in quality and dimension. Its flexibility as well as its simple operation and installation allow it to be put into operation quickly and easily with minimum space requirements.
Especially in the glass industry, it's increasingly important, to meet the high demands of customers and partners. Since years Softsolution deals with the complex issue of checking the quality assessment of flat glass. Therefore we have developed a scanner which will revolutionize also your business!
Developed in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Softsolution produces unique LineScanners at the highest technical level. Many years of expertise and experience in the glass industry and with over 400 installations worldwide, Softsolution guarantees for excellent glass defect inspection systems on the market. Our LineScanner helps to deliver consistent quality to your customers and thus reduce the complaint ratios.
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glass inspections at the highest level
Insulated glass production is characterised by fully automated manufacturing
processes. It is possible to achieve objective and in particular continuously 100% quality inspection for all glass at many different stages of production.
Processed glass in single sheets, whether toughened and/or laminated, demand
the highest quality. The slightest defects in the glass are noticeable as soon as it is installed. Thanks to the LineScanner, optical defects can be quickly detected
Automotive glass is one of the products of the flat glass industry that are subject
to the highest quality standards. The LineScanner performs inspections of such sheets – precisely, flexibly and at the highest technical level.
By now the LineScanner is able to check anisotropy and edge stress on a tempering furnace.
LineScanners from Softsolution have been equipped with 16-bit technology as standard since the beginning of 2016. This innovative technology makes it possible to use considerably more grey shades (65536 instead of 256) than before. It allows defects to be detected even more easily, in particular in dark glass (from 15% light transmission), meaning that it is no longer necessary to define different assessment criteria for different levels of glass transparency. It is not just the installation of the LineScanner that has been made significantly easier for the operator, but also maintenance – quality degradation as a result of dust in the working environment is a thing of the past.
This technology can initially only be installed for vertical production lines. Overall bending is checked for in this case at a specific, configurable height of the glass. This function from Softsolution sets completely new standards since curved glass can cause considerable problems in a fully automated insulation glass production line (for example, cullets in the press, faulty sensor information, loss in the level of gas filling through “loosening” of the glass element at places along the frame, etc.). A sensor measures the distance between the individual sheet of glass and the sensor itself at intervals of 10-20 mm in the direction of transport. The maximum measurement tolerance is +/- 0.4 mm.
Data capture and analysis made easy. Thanks to the archive, scanned glass items can be easily and quickly stored and archived in a MySQL database. This feature documents and archives all the work processes, quality settings and every single detail pertaining to a glass item. Furthermore, all the required data are available for subsequent analysis. Die LineScanner archiving software is a standalone application that can be used to search for specific glass items in the database (for example by customer, barcode, order number, line item number, etc.) and to then provide a visual representation of them.
Exact distance measurement
Available as an option to the LineScanner, the EDM system is able to give you exact dimension information of your piece of glass. Accuracy +/- 0,25 mm independent of the glass length. No other system within the glass industry - without any high accurate and very expensive transportation solution - allows to check the dimensions of a glass with such an accuracy. Something you can only find for the LineScanner powered by SOFTSOLUTION.
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Manual glass quality assessment is a thing of the past!
The unique parallel light technology enables the LineScanner to be operated with the same setup to inspect single sheets
as well as finished insulation elements both horizontally and vertically. An automatic glass defect inspection system that excels with maximum flexibility and extreme ease of use.
The LineScanner inspects flat glass products for optical defects like scratches, inclusions, edge chips, screen printing, bars as well as dimensional defects with regard to overall dimensions, drill hole diameter and position. Glass thickness, the coating side and element structure can be quickly and easily examined. Thanks to the use of specially developed glass encoders, the position and size of defects can be optimally displayed.
- Resolutions of up to 400dpi and 16bit technology enabling a highly accurate scan image of the inspected object
- An inspectation with 90° of all areas of the respective object , leads to stable , repeatable results
- The proven , high-speed and high-resolution technology is based on scanning modules and an optimized parallel light illumination with LED 's.