Rate Inspection System allow the accurate checking of products
and/or parts --spreading them evenly over a continuously moving
conveyor belt. The belt moves at a preset, yet constant, speed
suitable to the specific type of inspection required.
can be a hit or miss operation. After parts are removed from
storage or production at random, inspection rates can vary considerably
- day to day or even hour to hour - causing an irregular flow
of parts. Also, the manual inspection process often becomes tedious
for the inspector and, therefore, prone to error. This is particularly
true where two-sided inspection is required and parts or products
must be turned over. In addition, valuable time is lost by a
manually repetitious operation. Now, Goodman's inspection system
allows an easy, fast and accurate checking method that saves
money and personnel required.
a steady stream of parts in front of one or two inspectors, inspection
rates can be increased by as much as 400%. For forty years the
GOODMAN Vibratory Feed Inspection Conveyor has been the
mainstay of quality control departments in the rubber industry.
The Vibratory Feed Inspection Conveyor consists of a stainless
steel storage hopper into which the parts to be inspected are
placed. Below this is a vibratory feeder which feeds the parts
out of the hopper onto the inspection conveyor belt. The rate
of flow of parts onto the belt is controlled by the amplitude
of the vibratory feeder using a rheostat control and by the adjustable
opening at the bottom of the hopper discharge chute. In addition
the speed of the conveyor belt is adjustable from 10 to 20 FPM
(3 to 6 MPM). The goal is to have a small number of parts pass
quickly in front of an inspector, rather than having a large
number pass very slowly. This has proven to be a considerably
more efficient method of parts inspection.
The Short Model has a single level conveyor section. On
the Standard and Magnum Models an adjustable center-drop
section is provided in the endless conveyor belt. This allows
parts that are wider than they are high to be turned over for
inspection of both sides without the inspector being required
to pick up each part and turn it over. Using two to four inspectors,
1 or 2 at the upper level and 1 or 2 at the lower level, the
inspection speed is vastly improved. Defective or off-spec. parts
can be pulled to the edge of the conveyor belt to be diverted
away from the flow of good parts and into a separate container.
small parts, toys, closures, etc.
castings, cabinet hardware, valves, etc.
control devices, instruments, filters, etc.
o-rings, grommets, washers, etc.
tokens, coins, etc.
boards, fuses, switches, plugs, etc.
freeze dried vegetables, dried soups, mixed foods, etc.