Bloomington, MN – PPT VISION, Inc. announces their SENTINEL Mold Protection Solution is now available Internationally. The SENTINEL offers the manufacturing industry a superior turn-key vision inspection solution to protect mold processes and tooling by detecting errors in real-time, then shutting down production and alerting operators before damages occur. Initially released in the United States in November 2008, the SENTINEL’s superior protection capabilities can now be utilized in molding applications worldwide.
The SENTINEL Mold Protection Solution was unveiled in early April to the global molding industry at the Southern China Plastics and Mold Show in Shenzhen, China. Upcoming plastic and molding industry events showcasing the SENTINEL Mold Protection Solution have additionally been scheduled in the United States and England.
The SENTINEL’s global introduction is also taking place throughout Europe and North America. Product Seminars are being scheduled in England, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and the United States. These seminars cover a variety of topics including typical machine vision applications, software tools available and how they are used in common inspection scenarios, cost to deploy machine vision projects, as well as integration, support and training options.
The PPT VISION SENTINEL supports up to four cameras. Each camera provides users the ability to configure up to five mold inspection stages, including the inspection of mold flash, short shot, part ejection, pin retraction, insert position verification and more. Software panels, currently available in English and Chinese, are preconfigured for mold protection applications; users simply point-and-click to select the desired inspection options before putting the system online.
SENTINEL is available in any IMPACT hardware platform, including right-angle, inline and remote camera options. IMPACT cameras are available in 17 models, covering a full range of processing power and resolutions from 640 x 480 to 1600 x 1200 pixels.
Filed Under: Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing, Test + measurement • test equipment, Vision • machine vision • cameras + lenses • frame grabbers • optical filters