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The Use Of Automatic Optical Sorting Equipment For Industrial Quality Control
Author(s): William S. Maughan
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Paper Abstract

The basic fundamentals of high speed automatic optical sorting equipment are reviewed with the emphasis on the electro-optical inspection aspect. Techniques described include monochromatic and bichromatic measurement of reflected light, measurement of transmitted light, ultra-violet fluorescence and X-ray fluorescence. Procedures for determining the configuration of illuminant, filters, detectors and viewing methods are described. Practical examples are given of the use of this equipment in the food, mineral and waste reclamation industries to control quality of the product at various stages. The problems of suiting this type of equipment to the industrial environment are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1975
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0060, Solving Quality Control and Reliability Problems with Optics, (20 October 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954392
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William S. Maughan, Gunson's Sortex Ltd. (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0060:
Solving Quality Control and Reliability Problems with Optics
Juan J. Amodei; Harry N. Lowell, Editor(s)

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