SmartMatliX

automatic visual inspection machine with single table for small O-Ring and generic pieces


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SmartMatliX is an automatic visual inspection machine with single rotary table for the dimensional and surface inspection of O-Rings and generic items made of rubber, plastic, PTFE and other materials. SmartMatliX has been designed for very high precision inspection of seals up to Ø 50 mm.

SmartMatliX is intended as a basic version of the MatliX series, having many operational characteristics in common and offering great value for money. Artificial Intelligence software can be added upon customer's request and can be installed remotely at anytime.

 

 

The feed system loads the parts onto a conveyor belt, then a motorized diverter transfers them onto a rotary glass table. From this point on, every single part is inspected for defects and dimensional accuracy by a series of dedicated vision inspection stations.

The acquired images are transferred without any data loss to a PC managed by a Real Time OS, which handles both image processing and the interaction with the operator through a user-friendly interface. The system's stability is guaranteed even at extremely high inspection speeds. 

After the images have been processed, pieces are sorted into three different collection areas depending on whether they are compliant, non-compliant or reworkable. Part changeover is quick thanks to the possibility of saving inspection parameters in each recipe.

 

COLOR VISION TECHNOLOGY

Patented color technology for surface and lateral stations. Dual color illuminators for excellent detection of surface defects.

 

DIMENSIONAL STATION

Pure dimensional station with calibration report according to the principles of ISO IEC 17025 concerning the adequacy of the technical procedures, the competency of the personnel and the measurement traceability, according to requirements of IATF 16949.

 

CONTROL SOFTWARE

The UTPVision software is universal and is installed by default on all visual inspection machines. Equipped with an application that allows remote operator management, the software equips each UTPVision machine with the same technology and the same potential: from SmartMatliX to BigX, from ScrappiX to LoringX, a single software and the same tools. In addition, it comes with a guarantee of future updates: the machine will always be upgradeable to the latest software version, including all the latest developments. 

 

O-RING ASSISTANT

Application for simple machine setup and automatic tool parameterization. Just set the description and size of the O-Ring and the machine is ready to start the production.

 

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

The machine is equipped with a complete set of tools for the management of pieces of any shape (not just O-Rings). It is possible to use calipers and rulers, define surface control areas of any shape, use advanced calculation tools, recognize flash on edges of any profile, etc ... 

 

INTRINSICALLY SAFE 

The machine is supplied with CE marking, the noise during processing is less than 70dB, all lasers are Class I and the illuminators have EXEMPT degree risk (verified according to EN 62471: 2010).

 

RECIPES AND REPORTS 

It’s possible to save a production recipe for a given item in order to reload it if necessary. The machine will be ready to produce the same item in seconds. At the end of the production, a report can be saved which contains all the production data (general production statistics divided by station, graphs of the dimensional measurements with statistical indexes, Cp and Cpk, etc ...) which can be exported in any format, adaptable with a customizable style sheet. It’s also possible to save a collection of images from the various stations for subsequent processing and validation of the recipe.

 

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Real-time data export via ODBC or Modbus. 
  • Compatible with MaviX.
  • Remote teleservice via Teamviewer.

OPTIONAL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOFTWARE (AIS)

What makes UTPVision’s visual inspection machines unique is the Artificial Intelligence software (AIs) they are equipped with, which allows UTPVision systems to have a technology that twists the traditional methods of image inspection control, usually based on the insertion of thresholds manually by the operator. 

With AIs the operator just needs to collect a series of significant samples of the defect/characteristic to be detected, and through the so-called SVL (SuperVised Learning) procedure, he can train the machine to discriminate or classify according to his needs. 

This new approach based on Artificial Intelligence has been proven more efficient because it’s disconnected from the environment and from the process variables that require continuous adjustments of the thresholds already set in the machine.

SmartMatliX is already set up for the later implementation of AIs: thanks to these algorithms, the visual inspection machine will have the ability to identify "objects" (which have defined shape characteristics) and / or "surface defects" (ie with characteristics of undefined shape) with simple example images. Remote connection will be sufficient to configure this option, without the need for on-site intervention.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 35 50
Material rubber, plastic, PTFE, metal
Color any color (1)
Min. Outside Diameter 3 mm 3 mm
Max. Outside Diameter 35 mm (2) 50 mm (2)
Min. Thickness 0.9 mm 0.9 mm
Max. Thickness 5 mm 5 mm
Productivity Up to 10 pcs/s (36,000 pcs/h) depending on the typology and material of article
Loading system Bulk feeder 130L

 

PLANARITY STATION 35 50
Height measuring range 9 mm 9 mm
Dimensional resolution 0.001 mm 0.001 mm
Accuracy of measurement (3) ±0.015 mm ±0.015 mm
Repeatability of measurement (±2σ) (3) ±0.025 mm ±0.025 mm

 

VERTICAL DIMENSIONAL STATION 35 50
Camera B/W B/W
Field of View Ø39 mm Ø54 mm
Generic pieces maximum height 1 mm 5 mm
O-Ring max. height 2 mm 10 mm
Dimensional resolution 0.001 mm 0.001 mm
Optical resolution 0.025 mm/px 0.035 mm/px
MPE (4) inside diameter 8 µm (5) 9 µm (5)
MPE (4) outside diameter 7 µm (5) 9 µm (5)

 

UPPER SURFACE STATION 35 50
Camera Full Color Full Color
Field of View 48x40 mm 66x55 mm
Dimensional resolution 0.001 mm 0.001 mm
Optical resolution 0.019 mm/px 0.027 mm/px
Minimum detectable defect size (5) 0.058x0.058 mm 0.081x0.081 mm

 

LOWER SURFACE STATION 35 50
Camera Full Color Full Color
Field of View 48x40 mm 66x55 mm
Dimensional resolution 0.001 mm 0.001 mm
Optical resolution 0.019 mm/px 0.027 mm/px
Minimum detectable defect size (5) 0.058x0.058 mm 0.081x0.081 mm

 

OPTIONALS

 

POLYVIEW EXTERNAL LATERAL STATION 35 50
Camera B/W -
Number of views 8 every 45° along the perimeter -
Max. external diameter 35 mm -
Width FOV for each view 25 mm/px -
Optical resolution 0.04 mm/px -
Minimum detectable defect size (5) 0.12x0.12 mm -

 

DEVICES
Artificial Intelligence Tool
Bulk feeder 300L
Antistatic bar
Laminar flow cabinet
Rotating warehouse
Packaging machine
Z conveyor belt

 

NOTE
(1) Transparent to be tested
(2) Not deformed O-Ring, value not referred to all stations
(3) Verified at temperature of 20°C ± 1°C 
(4) MPE = maximum permissible measurement error according to ISO/IEC Guide 99 - International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM) - Basic and general concepts ad associated terms, 4.26
(5) Minimal variation of 20 points of tone difference in adjacency