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Machine Vision for Inspection of Thin Films and Membranes

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Mainstream is developing the new and innovative The Mantis Eye. A customizable machine vision system for automated, continuous monitoring of thin films and membranes. The patent-pending optical design provides simultaneous film thickness mapping and defect detection. It samples the entire web width in real-time (100% inspection) and can be used on coating lines and other web converting equipment. The guiding principle of our product design is to provide the finest defect and thickness resolution with reasonably priced camera hardware. The idea is to provide a better value product instead of the brute force method of expensive cameras that bog down systems with huge images and data management issues.
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ApplicationsClear to near-opaque webs
Measurement principleTransmission polarimetry
Web Width24 in per camera head
Camera working distance18 in (66° AOV)
Web SpeedTested up to 550 ft/min
Frame rate12+ frames/sec
Defect limit of detection25 micron
Thickness resolution1 micron
Ambient lightingCompatible with normal room lights without shielding
Environmental0-55 °C, fanless design
Power120 VAC / 60 Hz
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Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Contact: Send us an email – info@mainstream-engr.com
Phone: 321-631-3550