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Automation Technologies 4/2015

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Automation Technologies 4/2015

MACHINE VISION Thermal

MACHINE VISION Thermal imaging provides benefits for continuous condition monitoring Markus Moltkau, Frank Liebelt Presentation and delivery are critical parts of product quality. Recochem, a Canada-based manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and fluids understands this all too well. That is why the company is using thermal imaging to continuously monitor the quality of its package sealing. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 4/2015

MACHINE VISION 01 Combining thermal and visual cameras in a small, affordable package, the AX8 provides continuous temperature monitoring and alarming capabilities next page Authors: Markus Moltkau, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Business Development Manager DACH of Industrial Automation at Flir Systems GmbH Frank Liebelt, freelance journalist, Frankfurt Recochem is a Canadian owned, privately held company with a global reputation for quality products and outstanding customer service. Recochem’s Americas Division is a producer, formulator, contract packager and wholesale distributor of household chemical products and automotive fluids from five locations in Canada. “Packaging is something that is really important in terms of product quality and safety,” says Adam Wolszczan, Plant Engineering Manager at Recochem. “Our windshield fluid products come in jugs, which in turn are put in cardboard boxes. The integrity of these cartons that overwrap and protect our products must be maintained at all time.” One of the most cost-effective ways of sealing cartons is to use hot melt adhesive on the carton flaps. However, in the online process, the glue can sometimes be applied inaccurately or inadequately. That is why Recochem needed a solution to allow them to inspect whether the glue had been applied or not, and whether it was applied on the right position. Efficient glue monitoring solution “In the past, the carton integrity was determined by periodically taking boxes from the production line and destroying them for further inspecting,” says Adam Wolszczan. “This was not only very timeconsuming, it was also quite expensive.” In their search of an efficient glue monitoring solution, Recochem decided to try a single-spot IR sensor. “Because the glue is heated, we can use temperature AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 4/2015

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