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The Vision System for Packaging Inspection

9/16/2014

Project

Awareness of food safety has increased in recent years, with consumers paying more attention to ingredients, places of origin, and other details when they purchase foodstuffs. Clear and accurate labeling applied to foods during processing helps consumers make informed choices and maintain peace of mind. The food industry has implemented automated production for many years, with well-evolved procedures for filling, labeling, and shipping. A current challenge for System Integrators involves helping assist food manufacturers with the rapid checking of trademarks and labels on existing, high-speed, automated production lines.

Requirements

  • A platform with sufficient computing performance.
  • Common interfaces to easily and quickly integrate industrial cameras
  • The system must be compact, suitable for limited spaces
  • High reliability and durability for extended periods, under high-speed operation
  • Longevity support, including multi-year support and service

System

Based on an all-in-one concept, Advantech’s AIIS-1440 is a platform controller equipped with an Intel® third-generation processor. Its system performance is more than adequate to meet general-purpose requirements for the vast majority of customers. With four USB 3.0 interfaces, AIIS-1440 allows System Integrators to connect multiple industrial cameras with unparalleled configuration options. Additionally, up to eight general USB ports, six COM ports, and two Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports enable it to satisfy users who need a variety of interfaces to accommodate diverse applications.

Conclusion

The customer's primary need was to simply and effectively set up visual inspection applications in existing production workflows. Providing a convenient solution with high-speed image acquisition, transmission, and identification were key considerations. With its compact dimensions and an excellent design, AIIS-1440 combined easily with industrial cameras via USB interfaces. Benefiting from the late-generation Intel® processor and supporting USB 3.0, this platform offers adequate performance and bandwidth for image data processing. It provides rapid data collection, analysis, and communications on fast-moving production lines. This helps clients quickly and effortlessly implements optimal solutions that meet actual work requirements.

Implemented Product

 

  • Intel® 3rd Core™ i7/i5/i3 CPU (LGA1155)
  • 4-CH USB 3.0 with dedicated controller
  • Volume less than 3 Liter
  • Easier fan filter maintenance
  • Isolated Digital I/O