Solving this problem required a more advanced setup than a traditional machine vision application - what JLI vision refers to as “hybrid vision”.
JLI vision developed and installed the latest member of the SK-3000 series of in-line tube inspection systems.
The new system is called SK-2130 and is optimized to work on lines with a lower WT/OD ratio than typical pharmaceutical lines. This means that only 2 cameras are necessary instead of 3 or more.
Together with other optimizations, this brings the price of the system down. Another important improvement is that this system uses LED light instead of sodium bulbs.
As sodium bulbs are the single most power consuming component of the standard SK-3000 series systems, the power consumption for light has been brought down with more than 90%. With other improvements mainly by using a new computer and other components with a lower power consumption, the overall power consumption has been reduced with approx. 90% compared to the standard SK-3020 system.
JLI is currently focusing on reducing the carbon footprint (CO2 emission) of our products. Mainly because of the significant reduction in power consumption, the carbon footprint of the new SK-2130 has been reduced by more than 85% when the full life circle of the system is taken into account.