SmartView web inspection systems have become the most trusted surface inspection system worldwide. With more installations on more lines than any surface inspection system ever, SmartView is relied upon around the world by virtually every major paper producer. For many of them, SmartView is the de-facto standard in on-line defect detection and identification.
Our Web Inspection Experience
Since our first surface inspection system in the 1980s to today’s state-of-the-art SmartView systems, our engineers have understood the complexities of web inspection of paper. A “one size fits all” solution does not provide optimum performance for the product requirements and the range of paper-processing lines available today. Various paper-production processes all have unique properties and defects that require unique solutions to achieve accurate real-time web inspection. Based on years of experience, we know the right combination of lighting, cameras, and other hardware, as well as detection and classification software for every paper process line. We provide the best technology for each application and never make compromises with the results. Only SmartView provides advanced inspection technology ensuring real-time detection of all paper defects, while our special web inspection software can easily be configured to provide unparalleled, automatic identification, and visualization of your defects.
SmartView provides more value to users than any other surface inspection system.
- Improve product quality
- Maximize yield
- Detect, identify, and visualize defects before value added processes
- Reduce the need for manual inspections
- Provide the reports you need in a form you can use
We have been successfully inspecting paper surfaces for two decades. In fact, SmartView systems inspect over 1 billion square meters of paper every day! We have papers customers on all continents and more paper customers worldwide than anyone else in the industry. More companies guarantee their quality with SmartView systems than any other surface inspection system.
The SmartView paper system is highly modular, allowing the use of appropriate technology for your application using standard system components. We install appropriate light and camera configurations for each line. Cognex offers the most comprehensive selection of lighting solutions in the industry, applying collimated, diffuse, or side lighting, depending on your application needs. In addition, our collection of thresholding algorithms can be optimized for your particular material and requirements, all performing on-line in real time. You never have to wait for SmartView results.
Eample Defects Found by SmartView Paper:
|Typical Defects Found by SmartView Paper:
Coating Skips/ Voids
The SmartLearn Multi-Step classifier is a patented classification tool set for SmartView surface 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 customer returns.
Our Through-Process Visibility
The Windows®-based SmartView Paper system, connected to your mill network, provides information for mill-wide users, from the manufacturing floor to the front office. SmartView Paper 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.
SmartView Can Do More
SmartView users can easily upgrade their system with powerful capabilities that are not available anywhere else.
SmartView Advanced Winder Advisor controls your re-reeling operation, saving time and ensuring every defect is evaluated and properly handled before it can cause problems on downstream operations.
Our Web Quality Monitoring software automatically measures and reports the formation quality characteristics of the reel in real time. It can even predict post-processing properties of the product when it is being produced.
SmartView Line Synchronization allows quality information to be passed from paper machine, to re-reeler, to coater, to calendar so scrap can be reduced and yield maximized.
With our Advanced Cutter Control SmartView can reject, during the packaging operation, sheets of cut paper containing defects originally produced on the base paper machine.