How Automatic Optical Inline Systems Help You Save Money and Time- New Methods for Quality and Process Control in Plastic Film Production

How Automatic Optical Inline Systems Help You Save Money and Time- New Methods for Quality and Process Control in Plastic Film Production

Jochen Koenig
Schenk Vision

Plastic films are produced for and used in a wide range of applications: food packaging, films for Li-batteries and fuel cells, flexible electronics (FPE), organic solar modules (OPV), OLEDs, and many more. The two characteristics all these applications have in common are the high requirements on the film materials and the complex layer configurations. As a consequence, precise control of the production process is essential to optimize the production costs. The presentation will focus on the control of film properties characteristic for these high-end products, via automatic optical inspection systems (AOI) and even integrated into vacuum coaters.