Sorting Systems

This small part sorting Automated Inspection Machine uses PPT- Cognex and EZVision. There is a vibratory bowl feeder delivering the square green O-Rings onto a rotating table at a rate of up to 150 PPM. These parts are carried into three separate inspection areas where PPT Impact vision systems inspect the part for a variety of features.

Each inspection area has an air blow off nozzle designed to separate the parts into good and bad bins. There are four of these bins, three that contain parts which failed vision inspections, and one which contains good parts passing all three inspections. For control purposes, a NEMA12 electrical enclosure, a five button two line display, and a PC with a custom user interface provided by PPT is also included.

A touch screen HMI was used to display good/bad counts and for quick and easy part number selection. The inspection cameras were installed inside a large custom extruded aluminum enclosure that included light guarding panels, and two access doors.