Applications

LiteSentry technology provides inspection and quality control in all of the major flat glass manufacturing processes: tempering, insulating, laminating, and coating; along with sheet and forming manufacturing lines of polycarbonate or acrylic.

Tempering

Tempering

Anisotropy and Distortion Inspection

In partnership with the global leader in optical stress analysis, Stress Photonics, LiteSentry has developed an anisotropy inspection technology as an addition to the Osprey Distortion Inspection Systems. The Osprey’s high-resolution visible light cameras and patented reflected white LED light source is matched with Stress Photonics’ patented Grey-Field Polariscope (GFP) cameras and a patent-pending polarized transmitted light array mounted to provide a dual optical inspection system that measures both distortion and average stress in every sheet of tempered glass. Read more about the Osprey 9 Compete >>

Distortion Inspection

ospreyThe Osprey Distortion Inspection Systems is the industry standard technology for eliminating distortion and ensuring quality during and after processing. High-resolution optics and sophisticated algorithms detect distortion in each sheet of glass in any orientation, in real-time, allowing precise control of production processes. Patented Osprey technology detects distortion other systems can't see. Read more about the Osprey 9 Distortion>>

Anisotropy Inspection

ospreyThe Osprey Anisotropy Inspection System uses Stress Photonics Grey-Field Polariscope cameras and polarized transmitted light to detect anisotropy effects in every sheet of glass. Accurate and repeatable measurement allows the user to reduce the phenomena through improved process control. Using sophisticated optics, high-speed cameras and powerful algorithms, the Osprey 9 Anisotropy inspects for iridescence, strain marks, heat staining, white haze, and many other stress related phenomena. Read more about the Osprey 9 Anisotropy >>

Recipe Selection + Tempering Furnace Control

owl 2

The NEW Owl 3 Recipe Selection + Fault Detection System is a rugged, non- contact optical system aimed at improve tempering or coating process. The Owl measures glass thickness, type of low-E coating (one, two, or three silver layers, as well as fourth surface low-E), glass dimensions, and sheet locations. The Owl provides accurate, repeatable, consistent measurement of glass size, load size, and critical fault conditions likely to cause glass breakage and subsequent interruption to coating or tempering systems. Productivity and quality have been proven to increase over 20%!. Read more about the Owl 3 >>

Scratch + Defect Inspection

Hawk 4The Hawk 4 Scratch + Defect Inspection system provides high-resolution inspection of both front and rear surfaces of monolithic glass at conveyor velocities up to 914 mm/36 inches per second, the fastest in the industry. The Hawk 4 is designed for insulating, double or triple glazing, lamination, and coating lines. The result: defective glass is caught and removed from the production line before IG assembly or further processing. Read more about the Hawk 4 >>

Thickness + Coating Detection

LiteSentry Raven 12The Raven 12 Thickness + Coating Sensor mounts on any processing line to measure moving or stationary glass. The Raven measures thickness to +/-0.1 mm and detects low-E coating type and the glass face on which it is applied for both moving and stationary glass. The non-contact sensor is designed for industrial environments, providing 100% inspection and automated data collection, replacing periodic human inspection. The result: proper coating and surface orientation, reducing waste. Read more about the Raven >>

Insulating
Laminating
Coating
Polycarbonate
Solar