Cable & Wire Surface Defect Inspection Equipment

Vision-Based Surface Defect Inspection for the Wire and Cable Industry

Detect surface defects on wire and cable with Taymer’s vision inspection systems capable of using machine learning. These systems integrate into your production line to perform precise visual inspections, identifying wire and cable faults such as pinholes, scratches, lumps, and more. Ensure the highest quality and reliability in your wire and cable production with Taymer’s technology.

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Surface defect inspection

The Surface Inspection (SI) series vision systems have been designed to capture, analyze, and judge every square millimeter of your product.

The Surface Inspection systems are advanced tools available for operators to completely ensure cable jackets are defect-free on high-speed production lines. The surface inspection systems will help you reduce costs in your production facilities through reduced rework and improved productivity.

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, wires, 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.

Machine Learning

Taymer’s vision systems utilize machine learning software to accurately classify various defect types.

This advancement enhances the accuracy of our vision systems, enabling them to differentiate between false and true defects. The software undergoes extensive training to further distinguish and classify defect types such as water spots, pinholes, scratches, and lumps by analyzing a diverse range of classified defect images. After processing sequences of each defect type, the software can perform real-time defect classification during production.

This advanced feature leads to a more precise quality assurance report, empowering your quality control process with enhanced accuracy and reliability in results, ensuring that only genuine defects are flagged for further action.


Surface Inspection – Dual View

Our dual-camera-view SI2100 system enables simultaneous inspection of two different surfaces at once. In typical applications, the SI2100 inspects flat products (strips, wires, etc.) from top to bottom.

Product - SI3100 - Surface Defect Detection

Surface Defect Detection

The SI3100 can inspect small to medium diameter cables, pipes, and tubes with three separate cameras. Take photos of surfaces and dimensions of your product to reduce the possibility of product defects.

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Large ODs Surface Inspector

A larger diameter cable, pipe, or tube can be inspected using the SI4100, which has an additional camera to ensure that every part of your continuous product is inspected. 


Surface Inspector Cams & Laser

Every square millimeter of your product will be captured by the SI4100-LP Cameras and Laser Profiler. It is the most thorough method of detecting surface flaws available.

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.

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Continuous Color Verification

The Color Verification system allows the operator to receive instantaneous digital image feedback about the current color quality for any production line.

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Surface Inspection – Single View

Inspect a specific area of your product with the SI1100 single-camera system. Inspection of welds and flat products, such as bars, tape, and profiles, is the primary use of this system.

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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