Macron Actuator and Motor Drive Utilized for Vision System Quality Control

Application/ Industry:

Vision system quality control for machine vision automation for polymer film web converting

The Challenge:

An inspection camera and lighting required a precise reciprocating tracking motion back and forth over a 2 meter length in less than 3 seconds. The ability to vary the speed of travel and control the position of the inspection camera while performing optical inspection was also needed during process development. The inspection module needed to be an add-on element to existing processing equipment. Structural beam strength, smooth motion, and independent “plug and play” controls were necessary.

Solution: MacBUILT 628 linear actuator with integrated motor module

System Benefits:

In less than two weeks the customer achieved a turnkey solution that easily dropped into a stand and operator console module. There are many manufacturing processes requiring in-process optical inspection that are dynamic and programmable to adapt to different product types and runs. An experienced manufacturing automation solution provider, such as Macron, can evaluate and match its diverse product mix in an economically practical way to meet product manufacturing specifications.

The Macron 628 linear actuator is perfect for light-to-medium load precision motion over medium lengths and is designed to be virtually maintenance free. Our MacREADY motor drive provides an economical self contained package delivering precise programmable positioning with I/O capability to interface with most any system.

We are very satisfied with the equipment… In fact, we had the customer in our shop today to see the system in action and he was very pleased…. Rest assured you are now at the top of my list for future requirements of this type.” –End User

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