Uster has launched the new the Uster EVS Fabriq Vision inspection technology that offers customised solutions to slot neatly into tightly-spaced production units at the same time ensuring light conditionsallow the best detection results and reliable data for optimal first quality yield.
The technology offers quality solutions suited to nonwovens premium segments. It is based on the know-how of EVS, a world-leading high-technology supplier of automated vision inspection, acquired by USTER in2018. The technology represents a second solution for nonwovens along with Uster Jossi fiber cleaning systems supporting the unique ‘ThinkQuality’ approach of USTER.
Uster® EVS Fabric Vision N stands for seamless integration of an inspection system into any production process and ideally into nonwovens manufacturing lines – detecting holes, irregularities, contamination and any other defect. The system may be slim and compact, but it delivers big-value benefits for the operator. The technology provides real-time alerts, showing all defects and automatically creatingroll inspection charts. All detected faults are collected in an album review. Here, the operator canquickly mark faults and select which can be deleted. Users can set their own quality standards fordifferent types of nonwovens, increasing the efficiency of the grading process and finally delightthe customers with consistent quality.
Automated in-process control consistently high rates of defect detection, to guarantee reliable quality, are required by fleece manufacturers. Uster EVS Fabriq Vision N ensures this, by using automated control during intermediate inspection. The technolgoy locates any visible faults objectively and consistently. Defects in every roll are located and recorded, at normal line running speeds.
“Uster EVS Fabriq Vision N offers manufacturers significantly improved first-quality yield for all applications,” quotes John Belew, Uster Vice-President for fabric inspection. The combination of a full map of fabric defects and the cut optimization module means more first-quality rolls can be produced and bad quality taken out.