Bloomington, MN‚â€”PPT VISION, Inc. introduces the new Sentinel Mold Protection Solution. With each cycle of the injection molding process, mold presses run a high risk of experiencing severe damage from sticky slides and molded parts that are not ejected properly. The PPT VISION Sentinel offers the manufacturing industry a superior turn-key solution to protect their mold presses and tooling, avoiding expensive repairs and minimizing production downtime.
The Sentinel Mold Protection Solution 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. The software panels are pre-configured for mold protection applications; users simply point and click to select the desired inspection options before putting the system online. Plus, the touch-screen compatible, step-by-step intuitive software is designed to allow users to deploy the solution online within minutes‚â€”from the ground up.
The Sentinel also supports ‚â€œhead-less‚â€ mode operation. Through smart camera technology, the PC can be disconnected once inspection requirements are configured. The camera(s) are interfaced directly with the press control so the Sentinel continues to monitor the press, alerting the operators in the occurrence of problems.
A complete Sentinel Mold Protection Solution consists of one to four IMPACT cameras, application specific Infrared LED lighting and lens, Sentinel Software, and all required interconnecting components that interface with the mold press. Camera mountings are magnetic based for fast and secure, yet flexible deployment. Additionally, an optional industrial PC and monitor are available on a mobile cart for quick press-to-press transfer.
Sentinel is available in any IMPACT hardware platform. IMPACT camera options include 17 models, covering a full range processing power, color and monochrome CCD formats, and resolutions from 640 x 480 to 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Sentinel Software allows users full access to the camera settings, including shutter and gain controls as well as strobe settings for the lighting. The pre-configured operator panels and the intuitive software interface, coupled with the full range of IMPACT hardware options, makes the new PPT VISION Sentinel one of the most powerful and flexible mold protection solutions available in the market today.
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