In this application, the SL-1880 3D Machine Vision scanner is used for inline box sorting to verify key features on each box. The 3D image is used to verify the dimensions of each box by building a three-dimensional model and then detecting boxes with open flaps or other irregularities as each box passes. The box is sorted accordingly and the next box enters the system.
If one or more of the parameters are incorrect, then a reject code is delivered, and the box is separated out of the line. The sorting accuracy is 99.9% with the capability of operating at 60 boxes per minute.
“The 3D vision system has been installed for a while, and the manufacturer considers his in-line box sorting systems a competitive advantage.”