Backlit conveyor.

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A custom integrator of turnkey automated inspection machines for quality control, Cincinnati Automation saw the light"--adopting a new LED backlit conveyor to convert automotive part gaging from a step-by-step to continuous process, more than tripling throughput. The AccuVision conveyor from Conveyor Technologies Ltd. features a grid of high-intensity LED lights beaming up through a translucent urethane conveyor belt.

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Pick-and-place backlit gaging was limited to about 10 parts per minute, compared to 36 a minute for the new ;continuous conveyor system. The higher processing speed is governed by the speed of the part loading system.

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The continuous gaging system is configured to run 40 different part numbers for the automotive supplier, ranging from 5" up to 8" OD. Robot grippers load the parts three at a time on the 66" x 12" translucent belt. Parts...

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