PIC™Product Inspection Control Modules were designed to meet the demand for an easy-to-install and easy-to-use control for product sortation and inspection systems.
PIC™ Controls are used with a minimum of two DC-powered sensors. The “product sensor” is used to detect the arrival of the product, and the “inspection sensor” is used to identify or inspect the product for the critical identifying feature, e.g., variations in color, pattern, position, orientation, size, opacity, or surface reflectivity. PIC™ Controls supply 24 VDC power to both the product and inspection sensors. The control accepts inputs from NPN open collector transistor outputs of the remote sensors. Each input is opto-isolated to prevent problems with electrical noise or interference. The status of each input can be easily monitored via LED indicators located on the top of the control.
Using a TRI-TRONICS® high-performance sensor, such as a Mark II or EZ-Pro with the PIC Control makes this a unique system that is capable of responding to color, opacity, reflectivity, pattern, position, size or orientation.