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Tube inspection developments

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:07

The inspection of glass tubes is now at a level where quality records of individual tubes are available.

This makes it possible to produce traceable reports related to each batch and will allow producers to document their quality.

Check out this article in Glass Worldwide and learn about our latest developments within tube inspection.

 

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Machine Learning within Machine Vision

Monday, 27 November 2017 13:30

A world trend and buzzword at the moment is machine learning. One of the industries where it makes sense to exploit the possibilities is within machine vision.

Most of us are familiar with google and facebook being able to classify images based on the presense of a car, boat, clouds, water etc.

At JLI we focus on using machine learning for industrial purposes. We have already identified several projects e.g. within food, steel, wood and glass production.

"ALBERT" is aimed at the food industry and is capable of sorting different complex items such as cookies, chocolate, frozen products and various other foods, directly on the production line.

Feel free to contact us for a demonstration.

JLI will be writing about machine learning in the coming newsletters.

 

ALBERT

30 years ago Carlsberg asked us to develop a system for inspecting beer crates. The breweries wanted two different inspections in order to avoid production stops on the bottling lines, and to ensure that the right crates were used. It was not good if a crate from a competing brewery was allowed to enter the line and eventually come out in the other end with beers in a wrong crate. On arrival the crates are automatically emptied and washed. The next stage is inspection where a camera looks down in the crate to find stuck bottles or debris. Also the top of the crate is analysed to find broken handles. A second camera identifies the brand name on the side of the crate. Getting wrong crates back to the bottling line is a very Danish problem. Our standard 30 piece plastic crate is used by everyone. Abroad it is very different. The drivers delivering the beer crates to retail will only take their own crates back.
 
Our attempt to sell the crate inspection in UK and Germany was a total failure. It took a long time before I realized why. The crate inspection is quite difficult. The main challenges are all the dents and defects that are acceptable, and the small defects that are critical. An aligned but broken handle will only show a minute crack. It can cause severe pain when lifting the crate. If the handle opens and closes again it can take a good bite of your hand.
 
We delivered more than 20 systems over the years, but today most beers are delivered in cans. There is not much need for crate inspection these days but ….....
 
It is probably the best beer crate inspection system in the world.
 
carlsberg testimonial
 
 
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