The METRO IV is an optical sheet counter for carton board mills

In the monocoque frame a linear axis with a hightech sensorhead is mounted. The sensorhead contains of a 2D camera, a laser and a stroboscope lamp. During the movement of the sensorhead the stroboscope lamph lamp freezes the pictures.

After the complete scan of the stack, the pictures are stiched together in the software. Sophisticated image processing protocols than count the sheets accurately, recognising pallets automatically, detecting possible air between the sheets or gaps due to warp.

For stacks that are positioned centre line on the conveyor, the Moving Camera System (MCS) is developed. With the MCS wide and narrow stacks can be counted without moving the METRO.

Optionally, a camsave solution can be installed for saving actual pictures of each pallet in a database system for tracking and tracing purposes.

The METRO sheet counter can be completely integrated into your packaging line and operates fully automatic. A large touch screen can be mounted on 3 sides of the counter at different heigths for optimal ergonomics.

Additional Info

  • Board caliper: 0,2 – 2,0 mm
  • Stackheight: 400-1800/2400 mm
  • Focus range: 340-640 mm
  • Focus range MCS: 640-1.640 mm
  • Accuracy: > 99,5%
  • Cyclus time: < 14 sec
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