Detecting leather defects

11 March 2010

Italian machinery makers, Camoga launched their own version of an automated leather defect detection machine at the last Tanning Tech. ‘Detect’ automatically searches the leather surface looking for defects such as scratches, cuts, scars and other blemishes.

Camoga have installed new scanning technology, which collects data from the leather as it passes through the machine. Once the leather colour has been calibrated the operator can choose the degree of acceptable faults that they want to select as the leather passes through. Faults such as shallow scars and other defects can also be cut around avoiding product failure further along the manufacturing chain.
At Tanning Tech the Detect machine picked up defects on a sample piece of leather that could not be seen clearly by the human eye.
Camoga say that they can make Detect for any leather size and can assemble a machine with a working width of 3m.

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