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glasstec 2018: Tichawa exhibits CIS sensors for quality control of glass products

Friedberger CIS expert at the world’s leading trade fair of the glass industry from 23 to 26 October in Düsseldorf

glasstec 2018: Tichawa exhibits CIS sensors for quality control of glass products

(Source: Tichawa Vision GmbH)

Friedberg/Germany, 5 October 2018. The live demo of the award-winning VDCIS places Tichawa at the centre of its first appearance at glasstec 2018. At its booth D37 in Hall 12, the high-tech company from Friedberg, Germany, will present the high-precision CIS sensor for industrial quality control of glass, wood, plastic, metal and ceramic products as well as food and blister packaging. For the first time Ticahwa Vision presents also the VTCIS with integrated white balance for roll-to-roll print applications. glasstec will take place from 23 to 26 October 2018 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

glasstec is the most important trade fair for the glass industry. Companies from all over the world present their latest trends and innovative technologies in the field of glass processing. „The fair is the ideal platform to present our latest industrial scanners for the inspection of glass products to the trade audience and to show them live ,“ says Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa, Managing Director of Tichawa Vision GmbH. „The demands on the quality of glass products are increasing. Manufacturers therefore need reliable solutions for 100 percent inspection“. With the VDCIS and VTCIS, Tichawa presents two innovative CIS sensors for automatic quality control.

VDCIS: High-speed inspection with Depth of Field of 15mm
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Vision Systems Design Innovators Award Gold winning VDCIS live in action. Tichawa designed the VDCIS especially for the surface inspection of highly profiled objects as well as products made of glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Special features: The VDCIS enables a working distance of up to 60 millimetres from the test object to the sensor window. At the same time, it offers a depth of field of 15 millimeters. This enables the CIS sensor to look deep to the products. For example, it can inspect the imprint on glass bottles, cans and other curved surfaces.

Due to its slim and very compact design, the VDCIS can be quickly and easily installed in machines saving efforts, time and cost. The sensor is available with scan widths starting with 300 to 1,800 millimeters. The VDCIS with switchable resolution (250 to 1,000 dpi) is available in RGB and monochrome (black/white) illumination combinations.

VTCIS: Integrated white balance for roll-to-roll print applications
The VTCIS, is one of the market-leading camera systems for quality control in terms of compactness and scanning speed. Due to the outstanding line rate of up to 90 kHz and a scanning speed of up to 20 m/s, the VTCIS is particularly suitable for high-speed inspection processes. It is available with a scan width of 260 to 1960 millimeters. The VTCIS provides excellent sensor geometry with a wide range of illumination options. The sensors can switch resolution and illumination (monochrome/RGB) during operation. This allows a different viewing of parts of the same object with different resolutions and colors, even at high transport speeds and scanning distances.

Proven CIS technology
Tichawa Vision GmbH develops and manufactures Contact Image Sensors (CIS) for inspection of flat materials as an alternative to conventional line cameras. The CIS contains in one housing a reading line, an optical system, and a light source for high-precision applications. Based on its know-how of low distance image sensor technology, Tichawa has developed a wide range of cameras for applications in various industries. Tichawa Vision configures ready-made and well proven function blocks in a short development time and thus builds cameras at extremely favorable prices. This principle offers high reliability in design regarding power consumption, functionality and size.

About Tichawa Vision:
Since the foundation in 1991, Tichawa Vision GmbH has specialised in the development, production and distribution of camera technologies for industrial image processing for the purpose of optical surface inspection and product control. Tichawa is the worldwide leader in the field of Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which -consisting of a reading line, an integrated lens and an optimized light source -generate reliable analytical results with an aspect ration of 1:1 for applications as well as glass processing, silk screen printing, wafer inspection, sorting of postal items or automation technology.

Tichawa Vision GmbH
Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa
Burgwallstraße 14
86316 Friedberg
Phone: +49 (0) 821 455 553 0
E-Mail: sales@tichawa.de
Url: http://www.tichawa.de

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86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0) 821-4508 79-17
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Papertech expanding its service capabilities in Europe through Roptec®

Papertech expanding its service capabilities in Europe through Roptec®

Papertech systems in a paper mill.

Web Inspection and Web Break Analysis Systems for Web and Sheet Products

For the industry leading camera supplier Papertech Inc., Roptec® is now the exclusive European service partner for Papertech“s WebInspector® web inspection and WebVision® web break monitoring products. Based in the Central European city of Stolberg, close to Aachen, Germany, Roptec® provides fast and qualified service on-site.

The number of Papertech European web inspection and web analysis system installations has been constantly increasing. In order to offer faster factory certified service to Papertech“s European customers, a partnership with Roptec® GmbH was made at the end of last year that will now provide complete service support for all WebVision®, WebInspector® and TotalVision systems .

For European Papertech customers, this means that qualified engineers and technicians are quickly on-site to take care of maintenance and repairs. Furthermore, the supply of spare parts can now be handled much faster since many parts are available right from Stolberg, thus time consuming clearing formalities can be avoided within the EU. In addition, Roptec® operates a service workshop where system components can be fixed without having to be sent back to Papertech.

Roptec® offers complete project management, from pre-engineering, to installation and commissioning, up to the final acceptance as well as any after sales services. The company is now the local European contact concerning all service aspects, working closely with Papertech“s own European management and sales personnel. Besides the services offered, Roptec® also provides technical consulting on-site, such as guidance on how to upgrade existing web break and inspection systems of various manufacturers as well as information on best modification- and add-on opportunities.

Frank Rossbruch, General Manager of Roptec®, has been working for over a decade within the web- and sheet industry and understands the importance of fast service to its customers. Many Papertech customers are already familiar with Roptec® as Papertech and Roptec® have already been in close cooperation for over two years.?

About Roptec®

Roptec® designs and realizes solutions for process control and optimization with machine vision technologies from the first idea to a successful implementation.

The company, founded in 2009, is specialized in optical quality control for industries with high material throughput, high process velocity and difficult operating conditions such as in paper, tissue and board production, but also printing industry and packaging and bottling plants for the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Roptec® can look back on a long lasting experience in industrial machine vision technologies, especially for surface inspection and high-speed recording.

Moreover, Roptec® represents North American companies for industrial machine vision technologies on the European market.

About Papertech Inc.

Papertech Inc., founded in 1992, is the pioneer of high speed camera technology for paper machine optimization and troubleshooting. Today Papertech is the most experienced and widely used supplier of digital event capturing camera technology in the paper industry. The advanced WebVision®Digital system, together with the WebInspector®, offer papermakers a comprehensive TotalVision? platform, the fastest and most complete way of solving breaks and other quality related defect issues. The applications now span all paper and tissue grades, various converting operations, as well as steel, nonwoven and other industries. There are now over 600 WebVision systems in 34 countries.
For further information visit the website at www.papertech.ca.

Roptec GmbH
Frank Rossbruch, Managing Director
Am Wimblech 57
52224 Stolberg/Germany


Regina Reinhardt
Süsterfeldstraße 83
52072 Aachen/Germany