Carpet Web Detection

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Challenge

Determining the location of the two edge transitions on carpet web is important in carpet manufacturing: air to selvage and selvage to tufting.

Solution

It's much easier and more cost-effective to measure and monitor these transitions while the web is running than risk expensive waste in post-manufacturing inspections.

As the carpet web passes through a pair of EZ-ARRAY measuring light curtains, the two sticks configured for Nap Detection mode monitor the process in action. The EZ-ARRAY detects the selvage edge and tufting edge and sends data to the web control system, which can then make necessary adjustments to keep the carpet in line.


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Measuring Arrays: EZ-ARRAY Series
Measuring Arrays: EZ-ARRAY Series

EZ-ARRAY excels at high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling and web-guiding applications with quick and simple installation. Applications include edge and center-guiding, loop tension control, hole sizing, parts counting and on-the-fly product sizing and profiling. Closely spaced infrared beams detect objects as small as 5 mm wide edge resolution is 2.5 mm. Controller functionality is built into the receiver, so basic setup requires no controller, software, or PC. IO-Link, Modbus-RTU, and RS-485 models are available.

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