On-Line Detection, Identification, and Visualization of
AMETEK Surface Vision Nonwovens has become the most trusted web
inspection system worldwide. With more installations on more
lines than any web inspection system ever, AMETEK Surface Vision is relied
upon around the world by virtually every major roll goods
producer. For many of them, AMETEK Surface Vision is the de-facto standard
in on-line defect detection and identification.
The AMETEK Surface Vision system detects irregularities or defects
in the nonwoven web. Our systems then identify each defect
using our patented SmartLearn® Multi-Step Classifier. The
defect image is displayed for the operator to see. All
information and images are available in real time, and can be
stored in our database for future use. Reports can be created
and formatted to fit the needs of every mill.
AMETEK Surface Vision provides more value to users than any other
surface inspection system. Our systems:
- Improve product quality
- Maximize yield
- Detect, identify and visualize defects before
- Reduce the need for manual inspections
- Provide the reports you need in a form you can use
We have been successfully inspecting nonwoven materials
for two decades. In fact, AMETEK Surface Vision systems inspect over 1
billion square meters of nonwovens every day! We have
customers on all continents, and more nonwoven customers
worldwide than anyone else in the industry. More companies
guarantee their quality with AMETEK Surface Vision systems than any other
surface inspection systems combined.
Defects Found by AMETEK Surface Vision Nonwovens Systems:
Bond Point Fusions
Meltblown Filiment Drops
The SmartLearn Multi-Step Classifier is a patented
classification tool set for AMETEK Surface Vision inspection
systems. SmartLearn provides the flexibility to implement
classification schemes tailored to your particular process and
requirements. The advanced SmartLearn architecture allows the
use of various learning classifiers. Combining automatic
learning classification with expert knowledge, SmartLearn
maximizes the potential of your inspection system for improved
product quality, higher production yield, and decreased
|The Windows®-based AMETEK Surface Vision Nonwovens system, connected to your mill network, provides information for mill-wide users, from the manufacturing floor to the front office. Our Nonwovens system uses industry standards like OPC and ODBC to ensure easy integration with other plant business, production, and quality systems. A real-time operator interface shows current inspection results on-line all the time. The Open Network Inspection Viewer, distributed across the plant network, enables any user to view current or historical inspection results remotely from any step in production from hot mill to the finishing line.
AMETEK Surface Vision Systems Can Do More
AMETEK Surface Vision users can easily upgrade their system with
powerful capabilities that are not available anywhere else.
Our Web Quality Monitoring software automatically measures and
reports the web quality and formation characteristics of any
nonwoven material in real time. This revolutionary technology
uses previously recorded sample images of different web
quality levels to determine the quality of the material as it
is being produced. Streaming Video can combine
defect detection with full-width video recording of the web.
Watch in real time or go back and replay any archived roll to
virtually inspect the strip. All this is done with standard cameras and lighting.