The HotSpot™️, powered by Bytronic Automation, is a fully integrated quality control system that uses non-contact thermal imaging technology to deliver the perfect solution for hot-melt glue application quality control. The system ensures that every pack is correctly glued and folded with manual inspection.
The HotSpot™ vision system consists of a color camera and FLIR LWIR camera, looking at the edges of the box where the flaps fold over. The FLIR thermal imaging camera is providing a focused readout of the temperature of the glue and that it is in the right place, imaging through the cardboard material of the box. The color camera checks that the flaps have been properly formed and that the box is the correct shape. The vision application software used is Vision Pro software from Cognex. In the event of a failure, the line is automatically stopped and additional glue can be applied manually.