In the production of kitchen worktops, surface finishing and perfect edges are the critical factors to consider for any type of material used in the process such as natural or artificial stone, solid wood and laminate, etc. In the case of using stone decor for creating a worktop, open joints can be formed between the top material and the sidebars produced by several factors such as foreign bodies, uneven distribution of the adhesive or unevenness when closing.
For inspecting these open joints, Bestech Australia provides scanCONTROL 2910-25 laser profile scanner that examines the open joints synchronously after bonding. The sensor detects the edge position autonomously and detects joints of upto 80μm width. It then transmits this information along with the size of the joint to the control system via Modbus TCP interface.