Conveyor belt staple tear inspection
Belt staples are robust and quick to install for joining bulk material conveyor belts together. However, with the harsh requirements of long high tension conveyor belts, tears near the staples cause belt failure and catastrophic downtime losses. Human inspection for belt faults near the staples is tedious, time-consuming and requires a non-moving belt. This is very costly process and is subject to the pitfalls of human error. Using the robust IQ40 inductive sensor to trigger the Inspector PIM60, the inspection can be automated on a live running belt, even at speeds above 6 m/s. The Inspector PIM60 triggers an alarm, or other function, if a tear appears. This system is capable of uploading inspected images to an FTP server for historical data collection.