nLine Cable Inspection

360° Inline Inspection

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Available Options
Functionality of nLine
Supported Error Types
Easy Integration
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Easy-to-Use
no special training required
Autonomous Operation
> 99.5 % availability
No calibration required
Suitable for most cable diameters
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Wahtari’s nLine cable inspection solutions can analyses a wide variety of product and quality characteristics in individual inspection (test bench) or Inline during ongoing production. Deviations are signaled and documented.

The systems are available in different versions and can be adapted to a wide range of requirements.

The analysis & evaluation is performed on-the-edge, without connection to a cloud, for highest performance, lowest latencies and best data security.

The commissioning does not require any technical knowledge. Product features are simply trained according to the “Teach & Go” principle by using a master sample.

nLine 360-Ti3 (PDF | 2 MB)

Wahtari’s nLine cable inspection solutions can analyse a wide variety of product and quality characteristics in individual inspection (test bench) or Inline during ongoing production. Deviations are signaled and documented.

The systems are available in different versions and can be adapted to a wide range of requirements. The analysis & evaluation is performed on-the-edge, without connection to a cloud, for highest performance, lowest latencies and best data security.

The commissioning does not require any technical knowledge. Product features are simply trained according to the “Teach & Go” principle by using a master sample.

nLine 360-Ti3 (PDF | 2 MB)

Areas of Application

 

Artificial Intelligence as the Heart for automatic Defect Recognition in the Cable Production

Surface examination

breaks, cracks, cuts,
holes, dents, pimples

Controlling colors

monochrome, multicolored,
gradient, rotating

Detect inclusions

foreign matter, air bubbles

Diameter control

deviations in diameter

Check imprints

markings, codes,
lettering, serial numbers

Measurement

automatic measurement of the cable diameter

White Paper

Inline quality control solution using AI for 360 degree surface inspection of
tube-shaped products on the edge with just gold samples, significantly im-
proving output quality, reducing scrap and saving costs.

Wahtari nLine Quality Control On-The-Edge

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Key-Features

360° Analysis
complete detection of the cable surface
Teach & Go
few hours to teach-in the product
features according to a master sample
High performance
up to 1667m/min cable speed
depends on configuration
360° Analysis
complete detection of the cable surface
Teach & Go
few minutes to teach-in the product
features according to a master sample
High performance
up to 1500m/min cable speed
depends on configuration

Available Options

AI Processing
On-The-Edge
no cloud connection needed
Networkable
recipes available remotely
Random Rotating Products
insensitive to cable rotation
Non-Contact Measurement
no damage or influence on the product
24/7 Continuous Operation
> 99.5% availability
Process Reliable
insensitive to water drops and dust particles on the cable surface
Operating Temperature
from 0°-45 °C & air humidity 0-90%
Product Diameter
from 0,5 – 25mm
Production Speed
> up to 1667m/min
Low Maintenance
no moving parts;
occasional cleaning
IO / Interfaces
analog & digital signaling

HTTP /
TCP IP

Functionality of the nLine Cable Inspection Solution

Challenge
The increasing demands on the already high quality standards, e.g. as demanded by the automobile industry, pose problems for error detection by means of conventional measuring and testing technology. In addition, requirements such as 100% control and traceability have to be fulfilled.

 

The nLine 360 Inline cable inspection solution was developed specifically for the extrusion industry and enables the inspection of many different product features in a single compact device. Thereby it replaces the existing measuring and testing technology, which reduces investment and maintenance costs as well as integration efforts. Three high-speed cameras continuously monitor the complete cable surface over the entire cable length.

 

nLine 360-Ti3

Flexible and Worldwide Applicable

  • 110/220V, 50/60Hz Input voltage

  • compact delivery on pallet

  • soft- and firmware updates over the Air (online/remote)

  • multilingual

Easy-To-Use – Plug & Play-
Teach & Go

  • process reliable error detection of surface defects

  • easy handling and adaptation to new products

  • incl. recipe management

  • German and English menu navigation

  • commissioning and cable feeding do not require any additional equipment

  • autonomous operation

Examples for possible error types 

  • bubbles, pimples, dents, holes, stripes, scratches, specks, streaks, cracks

  • color control, single-color / multicolor

  • imprints, serial numbers, barcodes, QR codes

  • surfaces: smooth, mat, shiny, rough

  • insulation material: PU, PVC, ETFE, and many more

  • defect size: greater than 0.3mm

System Components

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LED lighting
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Power & Ethernet cable

Easy integration also into existing system concepts

 

nLine can be integrated into existing system concepts. As a mobile version mounted on a height-adjustable rolling frame or as a compact, stationary version (fixed installation). The uncomplicated commissioning requires little technical know-how. Numerous interfaces and industry standards, such as OPC UA, allow easy integration into existing system concepts while ensuring minimal latencies. Signals, e.g. for the control of signal transmitters, can be directly output via an analog signal. This simplifies the programming of system controls and complex cabling.

Teach & Go within Minutes

Teaching

Inspection

Teach & Go within Minutes

Teaching

Inspection

nLine in Your Company

Interested? How to get your cable inspection solution:

1) Kick-off-meeting

2) Decide on a nLine standard product or configure your own solution

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