Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vision-based sorter

I got in to manufacturing automation because I once had a summer job working on a packing line. That gave me the opportunity to watch all sorts of cool machinery opening, stuffing, and closing cartons of various sizes. I’m still fascinated by such things, which is why I want to share this movie with you.


Developed by a Swedish company called Optisort, this sorts waste batteries, at quite a high rate. Now the video discloses very little, but Andy Wilson did, back in the July 2012 issue of Vision Systems Design. “Neural-network-based system classifies waste batteries,” gives some technical background, so if you’re interested in learning more, click through. Otherwise, just enjoy the movie.

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