OCS Optical Control Systems GmbH
Intelligent and smart product solutions for the inspection of gels and contamination at K2022

01.09.2022 After a long break, K2022 invites you to the halls of Messe Düsseldorf from 19 - 26 October 2022. OCS Optical Control Systems GmbH (Witten, Germanyy) will be exhibiting again in Hall 10 Stand A34. At the stand, visitors can find out all about the further development of the FSP600 Web Inspection System with MCE technology and the innovative Pellet Scanner.

Complete traceability & locking function of rolls: the OCS web inspection system FSP600 MCE.
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Complete traceability & locking function of rolls: the OCS web inspection system FSP600 MCE.

Inspection standards combined with technological and digital progress are the future. All devices and systems are available on site in operator mode.

Real-time inspection using intelligent inspection technology

The OCS inspection systems, ranging from the PS25C Pellet Scanner (laboratory or online application) for the inspection, measurement evaluation & classification of e.g. granulates, recyclates and powders up to the Wide Web Inspection System for film plants, can detect irregularities in real time. This is made possible by special camera and lighting technology and the use of high-performance hardware and software components. Whether gels, black specks, or burn marks, the OCS systems detect and classify defects of any kind. Particularly practical in the online application: the data transmission of the real-time results to the production and process control.

Biopolymers and recyclates – quality control is essential

Due to supply chain bottlenecks, alternative raw materials increasingly have to be procured or researched. A sustainable solution is therefore the use of biopolymers and recyclates. Trust is good, quality control is better. It is therefore all the more important that concrete solutions are found for this. OCS has taken on this issue and developed standard test procedures for this in order to continue to deliver proven high and consistent quality. The OCS test systems can be used for incoming goods inspection or in the laboratory for further analysis. Trade fair visitors can bring material (1kg) for inspection to the trade fair stand.

FSP600 Web Inspection System with new MCE Technology

With the smart and novel MCE (Multi Channel Evaluation) technology, detection in reflected or transmitted light mode as well as in dark and bright field applications can be combined, all with one hardware (camera). This enables the simultaneous detection of defects on up to six channels. For example, one channel for the reflection of surface defects, three additional channels for transmission (red, green and blue = RGB) for better defect detection and classification. Defect references are taught in with the help of the teach-in function, and a uniform classification of the film rolls (grade evaluation) can be carried out. Furthermore, the OCS software can be integrated, for example, into systems such as Ruby ("artificial intelligence" from Windmöller & Hölscher) and thus creates further added value for the operator.

OCS Software 4.0 - the intelligent solution for saving time and reducing costs

The machine operator is informed about process deviations in good time and can counteract quality variations. Both in the raw material manufacturing industry and in the plastics processing industry, seamless traceability is a must and provides support in gaining knowledge, for example at the film manufacturer: here, film rolls can be locked by the system without the operator having to intervene. This is made possible by OCS analysis software, which uses the material, raw material and process parameters from the PDA system with the respective quality/film grade and thus offers long-term statistical process control. This not only reduces reject quantities to a considerable extent, but also means significant time and cost savings. Numerous well-known film manufacturers, as well as raw material producers from the polymer industry, rely on the quality control provided by OCS quality measurement and testing systems.