Integro receives patent for vision inspection system

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Integro Technologies, an expert in vision system integration, has received an official patent notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Tire Guardian Series product. This system reads, verifies and documents all DOT information located on the sidewall of the tire. It also verifies the size, speed rating, manufacturer, and directional arrow for directional tires, and inspects for certain tire deformities.

The technology behind the system is a combination of two different machine vision applications that can be used individually or in sequence to assure tire assembly quality from the most common non-compliance issues.

Within 15 seconds, a laser light is projected across the sidewall surface of a rotating tire, and a profile sensor digitizes the circumferential band that contains the DOT code, mold code, E-mark code, and other molded-in features. The outputs are formatted into a video signal, which are transformed onto a computer screen. The digitized tire data is then analyzed by the Tire Guardian, processed, accepted or rejected, and stored for each tire assembly.

For a video of the system click here.

September 2, 2015

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