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Splice Detector; Sentinel, Edge of Web MountingR.K.B. OPTO-ELECTRONICS, INC., A world leader in machine vision and web inspection design and supply, has received an order for its state-of-the-art Sentinel™ Splice Detector Technology.  The equipment will be implemented on a Jagenberg sheeter/sorter just prior to the slitting/diversion process.  It is at this point, where all webs of material come together, that monitoring for splice (joint) type faults is performed.  Whether you are running one up or 16 up, the Sentinel will catch the splice fault 100% of the time, guaranteed.  Truly plug and play, the Sentinel Splice Detector is becoming as popular as our standard classic unit now installed in thousands of applications in over 120 countries worldwide.  Simple and cost effective, the Sentinel Splice Detector by far out performs any type of sensing technology with an average return on investment in less than 24 hours.  In this particular application, the Sentinel has been acquired by UPM-Kymmene, China to replace outdated, unreliable and costly Durag technology used by Bielomatik-Jagenberg.


The Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology consumes very little power while providing dependable and consistent splice (joint) detection on any non metallic web material process application.  The Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology is designed to monitor multiple webs of material (0.175" inches (4.445 millimeter) total thickness) and will detect any splice or joint that may exist within the web based process. It is applicable to manufacturing processes that require the culling out of splices or joints prior to subsequent conversion processes and/or end user shipment. As a control in subsequent conversion processes, the Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology prevents damage to sensitive equipment such as print heads on web fed press applications or soft rolls in supercalendering applications.  Unaffected by printed surfaces, material color, grade changes and process speeds that challenge “photo eyes” and “ultrasonic devices”, the Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology guarantees 100% reliable detection every day; every shift.  The Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology is an auto-calibrating system that is powered by +24VDC.  It provides an opto-isolated, digital electronic output with a pulse width selectable for 1, 10 or 100 milliseconds. The re-designed alarm indicators are low power, low voltage LEDs that are clearly visible to machine attendants. The Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology can be mounted anywhere along the web at any angle and either right side up or upside down.  The Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology can be connected directly to PLC control devices or interfaced into existing edge marking systems or direct control devices.  Modular in design, the new Model 1088 Sentinel® Splice Detector™ Technology requires 50% less energy to operate than its sister unit, the Model 1032 Classic® Splice Detector™ Technology, and can be equipped with R.K.B.'s Model 4000 AutoTrack® Technology facilitating tracking of the web material edge ensuring correct monitoring position is always present during each and every production run.  The Model 4000 AutoTrack® Technology will also eliminate operational intervention as the unit will retract during web breaks and grade change threading procedures.  In today’s economy, our focus is providing your company ways to streamline processes, increase efficiencies and save money.  Immediate detection, rejection and control of splices and/or joints creates savings of up to tens of thousands of dollars per annum.  Do not miss out!  Invest in your companies future today by implementing the worlds most reliable and cost effective technology that is clearly unequaled in performance.


R.K.B. pioneered the field of web inspection for web based paper, film, foil and allied material manufacturing.  R.K.B. developed and patented many of the technologies currently in use today such as infrared phototransistor flaw detection technology, inductive and capacitive detection technology, ultraviolet phototube hole detection technology and camera based machine vision web inspection technology.  In fact, R.K.B. was the first company in the world that incorporated camera sensors for the detection of defect faults in web material in the mid 1970's and patented this technique called the VIDISCAN 7000.  Today R.K.B. invests a majority of its capital to research and development in new defect fault detection sensor techniques.  Among our many innovations besides our patented splice detection technology, which is the world leading technology used for the detection of splice (joint) tape faults, is our very successful patented Model 3020 OPTOMIZER® Coating Streak/Scratch Inspection Technology.  This technology, now being emulated and copied (badly we might add), by various European inspection solution suppliers, detects streaks and scratches as small as 1 micron (0.000039 inches (0.001 millimeter)) wide at any known process speed.  This is not only theoretical proven, but proven online at various coated paper makers worldwide.  Refer to the three studies provided herein for customer verification of the success of our streak detection technology which can be found at the following links "European Coated Board Installation", "Consolidated Papers Inc., On-line Evaluation Verification" and the comparative study done by the "American Forest Products Association in conjunction with the Institute for Paper Science and Technology".  These three vital documents were produced in a bipartisan process by each of these companies.  R.K.B. OPTO-ELECTRONICS, INC., designs, develops, manufactures, and markets the most diverse line of machine vision and web inspection technologies currently available to web based material manufacturers. R.K.B., has offices and partners worldwide in Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.


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