CCUT Scanner for Automated Detection of Leather Contours

The CCUT scanner allows a precise determination of the leather contour and pre-marked errors. Faults and quality zones can also be marked digitally. The hides are qualified and classified with the scanning. The determined data can be retrieved at any time during the further production process. The efficiency in the further processing of the leather is significantly increased, which means the waste is reduced. With the CCUT scanner your production achieves a sustainably higher quality level.

Fields of Application

The CCUT scanner is used in all leather-processing production companies, which require a high degree of quality, with the least possible wastage. These are e.g. the upholstery and automotive industry.

  • Reliable detection of the leather contour as a basis for automatic nesting and subsequent cutting.
  • Saving the leather data with nominal and actual size as well as the quality.
  • Transparen digital storage.

Advantages

  • Quality control starts already in the goods receiving.
  • The quality of the individual skins with all the features is stored and is always available for retrieval.
  • Control function for the leather data, which were named by the supplier.
  • The current stock of the leather store can always be easily viewed.
  • Optimal material utilization during subsequent automatic nesting. Significant increase in efficiency.
  • The nestings are saved and can be viewed at any time.
  • Your production process is digitally automated. The connected workflows are optimized.

Process

The scanner detects the outer contour of the leather with marked errors in the shortest possible time. Quality zones and errors are digitally markedThe structure of the scanner ensures that reproducible results can be achieved irrespective of the external influence of light. The detection of the reference marks for repositioning is performed automatically. The data is stored in the CCUT database. The marking of the leather itself is done by affixing a printed barcode containing all relevant data (quality, target / actual size). The scan process can be optimally adapted to your production process according to the leather size. Various scanner sizes are available which correspond to the cutting table size within the overall system.

 

Design Types

The scanning step can be integrated into the production process in various ways. The type of scanner used is determined by the production environment and the requirements of the user. The following options are possible, among other things.

  • Scanning on a simple table with movable camera attachment

Here the leather is static on the table. The scanner moves over the material. It can be scanned in both directions with freely defined speed and exposure time.

  • Scanning on a moving table with fixed camera attachment

The material is located on a conveyor belt and passes through the scanner at a freely defined speed. The scanner can be operated via a foot switch, which increases the user-friendliness and ergonomics of the workplace. This procedure is recommended for larger skins.

Components

  • Scanner
  • Nesting table. The color and surface texture is configured according to your typical skins. For the various methods, tables are available in two different types.
    • Table with conveyor belt and static scanner.
    • Static table with movable scanner.
  • Barcode-Scanner for the registration of the scanned leather in the CCUT database.
  • Barcode-Printer for labeling the leather with all important characteristics.