visual inspection equipment for balls and spheres





and reports

Rollinx is a visual inspection machine for the dimensional and surface control of balls and spheres. It is able to check the surface of the piece to identify main defects as cut, flash, lacking material, holes and halos, double-mouldings, roundness, etc. The equipment is controlled by a PC managed by a operating system Real-Time that make both the elaborations on the images and the interaction with the operator through simple and intuitive interface. The system RealTime offers a good stability to the system and extremely elevated control speed.
The images are captured by digital industrial cameras and are transferred, without losses or interferences to the PC through Firewire connection.
The machine can be employed for the control of high precision balls and spheres in rubber, plastic and other materials within the limits of the vision field.

The feeding device delivers the pieces to check from a vibrating bowl feeder to a glass pipe. 3 high speed cameras acquire 10 pictures of every part and after images elaboration the system separates good and bad in different boxes. You can view real time statistics and all production times, the number and the type of defects and the state of filling of the accumulation zones, it is possible to save the production reports with graphics and statistic data and to integrate them on the management system for subsequent processing. The statistic software elaborates the data and calculates the values of production capability (CPK), furnishing a feed-back on the production parameters.
Machine downtime is kept to a minimum by the ease of cleaning and component changing together with the storing of all configuration parameters.

  • Digital regulation of the bright intensity for all surface
  • Possibility to control the piece reflection
  • Good precision of dimensional and surface control
  • No decadence of the bright intensity

The screen shot

Some typical defects


double molded




injection point


Type of pieces balls and spheres
Material rubber, plastic, etc.
Machine Model (field of view) A B C
Min. diam. 2 mm 10 mm 25 mm
Max. diam. 10 mm 25 mm 60 mm
Control speed max 10.000 pcs/hour
depending on size and material


Dimension up to 10 mm up to 25 mm up to 60 mm
Resolution 0.025 mm 0.062 mm 0.150 mm
Min. defect size* 0.050x0.050 mm 0.125x0.125 mm 0.300X0.300 mm

*detectable defect with a tone difference at least 30 points in adjacency