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Product counter below a tray

Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by ruby1, Mar 18, 2021.

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  1. ruby1


    Mar 18, 2021
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    I can envision several methods that all will require considerable tinkering on your side:
    • Use a camera and a machine vision program to count elements
    • Use reflective optical (infrared) sensors, one for each compartment below the tray and a computer to count filled boxes.
    • Use mechanical switches instead of optical sensors. Will require some kind of lever to be activated whenever a box is filled.
    • If you are interested in the total only, use a scale and weigh the whole tray. Determine the number of filled boxed from the weight of the tray.
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  3. Nanren888


    Nov 8, 2015
    If it moves, as on a conveyer. maybe add line scanner as a subclass to Harald Kapp's camera option.
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  4. ruby1


    Mar 18, 2021
    It's stationary, not moving
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