Inspection Software

The heart of any inspection system is the integrated software that captures images, generates measurement data, and automatically removes defects. Inspection software is what our customers use to guarantee product quality, and operators use to run their production line. At Sightline, we have spent several years developing and testing our current generation of real-time inspection software. This ‘third-generation’ software is the fastest, most powerful and most flexible vision analysis software available, and comes complete with a wide range of integrated graphical tools and displays to ensure the data makes sense—even at 100 objects per second!


Over 100 Ways to Measure Your Product

Every object that passes through the inspection system is captured in real-time by Sightline’s overhead, 3D/height and bottom cameras. These images provide 3 distinct ‘views’ of the object (top, bottom and height map) and are made up of thousands of individual data points (pixels). The individual pixels and the assembled images are the source for all of the measurements and analyses performed by the software.

Some typical measurements are:

  • Heights: Peak, Average, Center, Edge Heights (Min/Max/Mean)…
  • Slopes: Mean, Center-To-End, Center-To-Edge, Slope Symmetry…
  • Diameters: Average, Minimum, Maximum
  • Length/Width: Bounding Box, Center, Min/Max
  • Top Color: Average, Color w/o Topping, Color of Specific Region of Interest (ROI), Dark Areas
  • Bottom Color: Average, Color w/o Specific Area, Dark Areas
  • Topping: Topping Coverage %, Topping Color
  • Blobs: Over 100 customizable measurements used to find and quantify specific colors/areas
  • Production Data: Throughput, Downtime, Changeover Time

All of these measurement and analysis methods are available for use, and customers can pick and choose which measurements are important for a particular product. This ‘toolbox’ approach allows each product to be analyzed in a specific way, with the ability to add or remove measurements easily in the future.

Each active measurement can have its own Specification Limits (LSL/USL) and, if desired, separate Rejection Limits (LRL/URL) that will drive automatic rejection of objects that are outside these limits.


Easy to Set Up; Easy to Use

Setting up products is simply a matter of selecting which measurements will be used, then entering in the Specification Limits and/or Rejection Limits. All of this is done simply and easily using Microsoft Excel on either the inspection system or any computer connected to the vision system.

For operators, the main display shows actual data for all enabled measurements for objects, as well as showing the current Specification and Rejection Limits. Any measurement that falls ‘out-of-spec’ or outside of rejection limits is highlighted in yellow or red.

In addition to the numerical measurement data, operators can also view the data graphically in the form of trend graphs and Pareto charts. Trend graphs allow operators to ‘look back’ up to 24 hours and see how the selected measurement has changed over time. This is a simple and effective way of identifying problems and unwanted trends of the process and product quality.


Additional Software Highlights

  • Speed: The highly optimized acquisition software allows objects to be captured at speeds of up to 100 per second, and 400 ft/min, so no matter what you make or how fast you make it, our software can keep up.
  • Data Saving: The built-in SQL database stores data for every object measured, allowing for more detailed analysis of the entire population long after the production run has ended. Minute data summaries are also stored for every measurement during a production run.
  • Windows 7 or 10: Sightline software runs under Windows 7 or Windows 10, so we can keep your IT people happy.

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

December 5, 2019
Visit Sightline at IPPE 2020

Automated Inspection Solutions for Poultry & Eggs

Sightline is excited to show off some exciting product advancements since last year's show. The Benchtop QA Measurement System will be front and center in our booth again this year, backed up by the introduction of our Egg Counting & Packing System.
November 7, 2019
Sightline Process Inc. European Office

Sightline Announces New EU Headquarters

Sightline Process Control, Inc., a KPM Analytics company, announces today the establishment of a European office, strategically located close to London, UK, the second-most-populous-urban area in the European Union. From its new European base, Sightline will offer a full line of Vision Inspection Systems, Automation Solutions, and Software Reporting & Analysis Tools, focusing on large wholesale food manufacturing operations.
September 24, 2019

Converting & Food Quality Solutions at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Process Sensors Corporation® (PSC), Sightline Process Control, Inc. and Sensortech Systems, Inc. – all KPM Analytics companies – will present their advanced analyzer solutions for converting, packaging and food applications at Pack Expo Las Vegas (PELV) 2019, booths #7928 and #7738 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.