The solution can also be equipped with color acquisition and control devices or the automatic centrifugal positioner which enhances efficiency and is nicely compact, thus reducing the footprint on existing lines.
SACMI has sought to bring about a true ‘size changeover revolution’ by developing and installing the self-guided SACMI D.R.I.V.A. (Drive and Recognize through Intelligent Vision Algorithms) system on the ‘off-line’ PVS10L range.
The system consists of AI algorithms capable of identifying each type of preform via its basic characteristics (diameter, length and color) and autonomously performing the relative size changeover and loading the correct inspection recipe. D.R.I.V.A. thus works like a true ‘automatic brain’, providing workers with close, precise, reliable support while eliminating any risk of error (e.g. in code copying) during the set-up stage. What’s more, autonomous size switches slash format changeover times from over an hour to just one minute, ensuring maximum sorting line availability.
Completing the range of SACMI control solutions are the LVS (label) and BVS (container) inspection systems. Fully configurable, with up to 12 cameras, the BVS inspects every part of the container - mouth, thread, body, bottom - and has applications throughout the beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical and homecare sectors. Designed to inspect transparent PET bottles or HDPE, LDPE or PS containers, the system is designed to cover the full range of technologies on the market.
All SACMI computer vision systems feature CVs 2021 64-bit software to maximize usability and interoperability between machines. This also lets users share statistical information on the net via the use of OPC/UA, MODBUS and http protocols, making it extremely easy to transfer production data from the vision system to ERP or MES systems.
Last but far from least, SACMI operates worldwide with 80 production, distribution and service companies, ensuring customers can count on outstanding assistance and consultancy services before, during and after the sale