Surface defects are hard to detect with the human eye and 100% human inspection is literally impossible. Manufacturers have had this problem forever and continually struggle to ensure consistent surface quality in the production process. Sipotek’s fully automated machine vision systems loaded with state-of-the-art and innovative vision technology will ensure optimum and 100% effective surface defect inspection so that you can focus on growing your business, rather than on fixing problems.

Detecting surface defects on a coated sheet metal is always a difficult task for industry. Waviness, scratches, discolored specks are all very hard to spot even by a skilful quality inspection personnel. Traditionally such an inspection relies on human eyes to pick up the blemishes. However, sometimes only when the sheet metal is on a certain angle can the defects be seen by the bare eye. A more automated inspection process is needed to meet the production volume and quality requirements.

Sipotek has successfully automated such an inspection process in a reliable and economical method. By applying multiple-camera, PC-based machine vision system with special light scheme, the above mentioned surface defects became detectable. Multiple cameras are mounted across the sheet metal span which is traveling in a very high speed. The special lighting layout makes the inspection reliable without the needs to constantly adjust the camera-object relative angle. Sipotek’s expertise on surface defect inspection makes them a leader in the vision industry.

Powder Metal

Sipotek’s innovative powder metal inspection technology is a new way to achieve 100% quality accuracy by improving cycle time, engineering efficiencies and maintenance.

Intuitive GUI coupled with powerful ‘drag n drop’ tools make our vision inspection technology the most optimum choice for performing varied and accurate inspections in the powder metal industry.

Our technology, reliability and commitment to success is evident from our achievement with many companies across North America relying on Sipotek’s state-of-the-art inspection systems to improve their product quality and reduce operating costs.

Sipotek can detect:

  • Cracks
  • Inclusions
  • Porosity
  • Incorrect sintering
  • Missing features
  • Dimensional variation
  • Alignment
  • Orientation
  • Coil inductor
  • Core inductor
  • Variable inductor
  • Power inductor
  • Chip inductor
  • Common mode inductor
  • Adjustable inductor
  • Inductive components
  • Inductance filter
  • Hollow inductor
  • Color ring inductor
  • Integrated inductor
  • Differential mode inductor
  • I-shaped inductor
  • Winding inductor
  • Laminated inductor
  • Magnetic material
  • Magnetic core
  • Magnetic ring
  • Magnetic sheet
  • Neodymium iron boron magnetic sheet
  • Seal ring
  • Amorphous magnetic core