PI-2200, PI-2300 Series Product Identification Assurance Inspection
Corporation, a leader in direct product marking (DPM)
systems using industrial ink jet or laser technologies,
is pleased to announce the expansion of our product line
to include machine vision based, high speed product marking
PI-2000, PI-2200 and PI-2300 Series product
identification assurance systems have been designed
to assist food, beverage and medical/pharmaceutical
manufacturers in putting an end to product recalls due
to incorrectly labeled (misbranded) or mislabeled products.
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PI-2000 Series System features a proprietary high
speed MRV (machine-readable vision) board, integrated
camera, lighting and part sensing mechanism, user friendly
interactive MRV software, internal cooling system, digital
I/O and tower light/alarm. The PI-2000 System features
all solid state components with a minimum MTBF of 26,000
hours or three (3) years.
PI-2200 Series System is a PC-based system capable
of performing high speed template matching and/or machine
readable product marking verification. Using video processing
hardware, interpretive software and the PC environment
for the storage of image and database files, the PI-2200
Series is ideal for customers preferring a Windows based
PI-2300 Series Vision System features a smart Pulnix
camera with fuzzy logic that is capable of making its
own decisions based on the actual product marking. Using
neural network technology the PI-2300 camera assembly
allows initial teaching of acceptable and unacceptable
parameters but can actively learn and adjust to code
variations. The net result is image learning without
Series Vision System
JETEC's PI-Series Vision Systems can be accessed
either through the customers internal local area network
or directly via the Internet. In addition, a USB port
is provided to permit the downloading of stored images
and statistics to the portable USB drive provided.
Washdown System Configurations Available
PI-Series Vision Systems are available with NEMA 12
or NEMA-4X enclosures. Customers can select from either
a single enclosure configuration housing the camera/light
assembly, isolated electronics, display and mouse interface
or a separate camera/light assembly and electronics
enclosure. An optional air actuated vortex cooling unit
is available for both system configurations. Digital
I/O is provided on all PI-Series vision systems for
activation of reject conveyors, stoppage of conveyors,
diverters, etc. In addition, all systems are shipped
with a green/yellow/red/alarm tower assembly for visual
High Speed Product Marking Verification
Corporation's PI-Series Vision Systems are capable
of discerning product markings at speeds in excess of
1,500 codes per minute, depending on number of inspected
characters per code, on metal cans, bottles, cardboard
boxes, plastic containers or bottle caps.Each system
is capable of reading slanted codes up to 20 degrees
in either the right or left direction and detecting
missing or illegible codes.
are capable of reading standard ink jet font matrices:
5 x7, 7x9, 10x16, 16x24 or any combination.
OCRB and custom character reading is also achievable.Capable
of reading ink jet printed codes from most industrial
ink jet printer manufacturers: Videojet, Imaje, Domino,
Read, Failed Read, Miss Read and No Read online statistics
are maintained. Customers can select a "STOP ON
FAIL" and/or "STOP ON MISS" quantity
to trigger an unacceptable occurrence. Separate I/O
is provided for both of these conditions. The system
display shows a real-time image of each product code
being inspected. The status bar will change color from
green to red indicating the presence of a passed or
failed code. The system statistics are Ethernet accessible.
PI-Series Vision Systems support online customer product code
database checking. By checking product markings against the
internal customer product code database miss reads or failed
reads based on non-product codes are significantly reduced.
Hamming Distance Firmware
recall prevention systems using vision based systems are highly
dependent on the quality of the marking operation. Unfortunately,
most industrial ink jet printers print characters with a minimum
two pixel difference between characters.
problems discerning such characters as "O"
and "0", "5" and "S" and
"2" and "Z" can result. To eliminate
this problem and provide JETEC customers the
ability to significantly reduce failed code occurrences,
JETEC offers a Font Analysis Software.
Using our Font Analysis Software, JETEC customers can
determine the hamming distance (minimum pixel distance between
characters). With this information customers can modify their
printed fonts and increase the hamming distance between fonts.
The new fonts can be downloaded to your industrial ink jet printer
or laser marker using JETEC's IMS2701 Software.
the Right Vision System For Your Application
Corporation can identify the right PI-Series Vision System
configuration for your application. By selecting JETEC
as your Product Identification Partner, your company is taking
the first step towards improving your product marking operation.
Whether your company’s goal is to eliminate the risk of
a Class 1 recall, or to ensure the right product code is readable
by your customer, or to identify those codes which are missing
or illegible, JETEC can assist you.
right system for your application may include: interfacing with
bar code or 2D code scanners, installation of diverters or reject
mechanisms, or the addition of existing printing devices (industrial
ink jet printers, laser markers or label applicators). The team
at JETEC Corporation has the knowledge and experience
to provide turn-key solutions.
learn how JETEC can assist you in improving your product
marking and verification process, contact your local JETEC
representative or visit us at www.jetec.com. To talk to a JETEC
application engineer directly, call (714) 979-9611. For immediate
assistance please have your response to the attached
questionnaire form completed.
Tel: (949) 477-6161
Fax: (949) 477-6167