17/06/2014

Enhancing salable glass production using multi - dimensional optical inspection technology

ISRA VISION, the global leader in surface inspection systems, presents selected technologies from the world's most complete portfolio of optical glass inspection solutions. Based on continuous investments in research and development, all systems use patented methods for automated quality assurance along the entire process chain. The capability to perform a 100% inspection from the hot end up to the finished product is unrivaled. Manufacturers are provided with valuable tools to improve not only the quality of their product, but also the process efficiency in their production, regardless of the type of glass. Systems can be adapted to the requirements of thin glass, a utomotive glass, float glass as well as processed glass for maximum product quality and production efficiency.

Finishing processes give the raw glass material the special qualities needed for its use in technical fields. A flaw lessly - applied coating, for example, is capable of improving the transmission attributes of construction glazing, allowing it to meet energetic requirements. With PowerPlate (P²) - COATING, ISRA presents an innovative solution for coating, coloring and surface inspection on a single platform. The system is part of the PowerPlate (P²) family of products - nine individual modules offering a variety of different applications for the glass plate inspection. Thanks to the unique combination of hardware, lighting and defect classification software, even the smallest coating defects and the slightest color deviations can be detected.

In addition, ISRA also introduces a wide range of inspection solutions for applications in the automotive glass production, where quality plays a decisive role as wind shields have a great impact on traffic safety: Optical distortions and scratches can distract the driver and risk his wellbeing. SCREENSCAN - FINAL makes it possible to detect and objectively evaluate these production defects using the patented Online - Moiré technology for optical distortion. It enables repeatable high - resolution measurements with precise accuracy. The fully automated, in - line inspection system offers provable 100% quality. FORMSCAN, on the other hand, can be used for the contactless shape measurement of curved glass within all typical cycle times. As a premiere , the SCREENSCAN-REFLECTED DISTORTION system allows the reliable fully - automated in - line 3D curvature measurement of specular reflecting free - form surfaces. P²-INSPECT Automotive and PRINTSCAN round off the portfolio of technology for automotive glass inspection: They provide the possibility to inspect optical quality and screen print patterns directly after the relevant production step for immediate process optimization.

With the Flat Panel Master product line ISRA offers a complete solution for the contact - free in - line inspection of thin glass substrates used in high - resolution displays in modern electronic devices such as flat screens and smartphones. The system offers several modules, which can be flexibly combined, ensuring the constant detection of defects along the entire process chain. Combined with tools for process optimization, the application provides several tools to increase not only product quality, but also process efficiency.

Float glass remains the flagship of the glass industry. Leading manufacturers trust in ISRA's FLOATSCAN 5D systems to optimize their float glass production and to be able to supply their customers with the best possible quality. The comprehensive automated quality inspection is based on the innovative multi - view technology which can be reliably and flexibly adjusted to any requirement.

With ISRA’s unique technologies glass manufacturers have a comprehensive set of tools at hand in order to meet highest quality demands. Employing the inspection systems, customers enjoy manifold benefits: quality improvements due to accurate and reliable defect detection, increased throughput based on optimized production processes as well as reduced manufacturing costs by enhancing line yield.


Source: ISRA/israglassvision.com