Erhardt+Leimer: Automatic detection of
the front and backside of textiles
German automation and inspection specialist Erhardt+Leimer
together with its agent Intertex Corporation presented a new
camera application for the detection of the front and back side
of a textile web.
The system named “ELSIDE“ recognizes the structure of the
material even at high production speeds and irrespective of the
material distortion; in this way, it is able to differentiate
between the front and back side.
ELSIDE is suitable for use in all textile manufacturing
processes in which incorrectly sewn sections can have a negative
influence on the downstream process. Therefore, before starting
production, only a short teaching procedure is required during
which the matrix CCD camera captures the structure of the
textile web. Afterwards, an alarm signal is issued in the event
of incorrectly sewn sections.
Apart from this new solution, E+L will also present two ELCUT
cutting systems from their large range of products for the
textile industry. The highly successful BTA80 edge cutting
system, sold 1800 times (in pairs) since it was launched in
2013, and the BT 2535 tube slitter with its FE 5204 matrix drop
stitch sensor, which reliably detects a very wide range of
different drop stitch forms.
In addition, the ELSMART web guiding and spreading system,
the ELSTRAIGHT weft straightener and the camera-based ELCOUNT
pick and course counter system will also be shown during the