The first visual device capable of inspecting four profiles at once was recently built by Pixargus GmbH in Germany to check for dimensional defects. Pixargus, whose U.S. office recently relocated to Cleves, Ohio, is now developing a head for simultaneous inspection of up to eight profiles. The firm’s drumshaped visual inspection device previously checked one or two profiles at once. The four-profile system uses LED lights and eight CCD cameras. Pixargus can also combine different types of inspection in-line by aligning different devices like its ProfilControl-Surface to inspect for surface defects and ProfilControl-Dimension to check for off-roundness of tubes. (888) 539-4689 • www.pixargus.com
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