Eyes that never tire
SKS Vision Systems has been in the business of developing and producing machine vision systems for some 25 years, and many of its installations are required to operate in tough conditions. In the case of the Rautaruukki project, its cameras will be water-cooled to deal with temperatures as high as 900 °C.
The 100-200 °C temperatures that its paper industry systems operate in are not child’s play either, however. One of SKS Vision Systems’ VISIEYE™ units can replace numerous conventional systems with a single device on paper machines, coaters, calendars, and even outside the web area.
VISIEYE™ is the first integrated break detector to be based on high frame rate image-processing technology, and offers a level of performance never before achieved in papermaking. Following capture, images are analysed and processed in an integrated processing unit, which outputs detection and measurement signals directly.