Cable & Wire Inspection Equipment

Vision-Based Surface Inspection for the Wire and Cable Industry

Taymer’s camera vision systems are used in many plants all over the world. These systems include surface inspection, print verification, color verification, dimensional control, as well as product characteristic comparison. Taymer’s experience stems from the Wire & Cable industry and the detection of small defects at very high speeds on continuous products. For the last 20 years, this knowledge has been applied and developed into numerous new applications ranging from catheter inspection to liquid level control, and from offline parts inspection to inline optical character recognition on labelled packages. The sky is the limit for camera-based applications, be sure to give us a call or drop us a line if you would like to discuss how we can support you in your production.

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Surface Inspection System is an advanced tool available for operators to completely ensure cable jacket is defect free on high speed production lines. The surface inspection system will help you reduce costs in your production facilities through reduced rework and improved productivity.
The Surface Inspection (SI) series vision systems have been designed to capture, analyze, and judge every square millimetre of your product. The series has different camera configurations in order to adapt to your specific requirements and are the most thorough methods of detecting surface flaws available.
Surface Inspectors are used on products like: cable jackets, pipes, tubes, bar stocks, water soluble tapes and more with detectable surface defects including pinholes, bulges, neckdowns, surface blemishes, discolorations, tape mis-wrapping, wrinkles, tears and many more.

Product - SI2100 - Surface Defect Detection - Double View

Surface Inspection - Dual View

The SI2100 is a dual-camera-view system to simultaneously inspect two different surfaces. A typical application for the SI2100 is a top and bottom inspection of flat products (strip, wire, etc.).

Product - SI3100 - Surface Defect Detection

Surface Defect Inspection

The SI3100 is a three-camera system designed to inspect the entire circumference for small to medium diameter cables, pipes and tubes. Detect and save photos of your product’s surface and dimensional defects.

power cable surface inspector

Large ODs Surface Inspector

The SI4100 utilizes an additional camera, compared to the SI3100, to cover the full circumference for large diameter cables/pipes/tubes to ensure every part of the surface is inspected.

single camera surface inspection - SI1100

Surface Inspection - Single View

The SI1100 is a single-camera-view system used to inspect a specific area of your product. This system is primarily used to inspect welds or flat products such as bars, tape, or profiles.

Product - SI3100 - Surface Defect Detection

Wrap Defect Inspector

The Wrap Defect Inspector is the only tool available capable of performing thorough inspections of wrapped cables for wrapping flaws such as wrong pitch angle and overlap.

cable color verification

Continuous Color Verification

The Color Verification system provides the operator with up to the second digital image feedback of the current color quality on any production line.

Surface Inspection System Technology

How it works

  • The surface defect detection and surface inspection system consists of multiple high resolution cameras and adequate lighting to capture images of cable moving at high speed.
  • Multiple cameras are required to cover the full circumference of the cable.
  • To ensure consistency, the setup features an enclosure to prevent ambient lighting from affecting the results.
  • Advance algorithm is used to process the images for surface inspection.
  • A typical algorithm is capable of detecting cable surface defects such as surface blemishes, holes, neck-downs, and bumps.
  • If a surface defect is detected, an alarm will notify your operator and an error report is saved to the ongoing data log.

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