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November 1, 1999

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Product News - Vision System Sorts Good Pellets From Bad Using Color

Vision System Sorts Good Pellets From Bad Using Color

The ScanMaster II is an electronic color sorting machine that sorts virgin resins (checking for speck damage in pellets, off-color pellets and cross-contamination) as well as recycled resins (green from clear PET, colored from natural HDPE and different colors in regrind). Unit can process up to 10,000 lb/hr.

The machine uses CCD (charged coupled device) cameras to detect spots smaller than 0.3 mm. Up to 80 individual ejectors help ensure that a minimal amount of acceptable product is removed with each burst of compressed air used to remove the offending product.

Unit has a color touch-screen with up to 100 presets for quick product changeover. A graphical display of ejector firing rates promotes a higher quality yield from a more consistent sort. A 'frame grab' feature shows actual product images. Unit also provides a diagnostic display of the maintenance log and run time statistics to help reduce downtime.

Prices range from $60,000 to $135,000 depending on capacity.

Satake USA Inc.
Houston, TX 

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