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  1. ruby1

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  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    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

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    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

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    It's stationary, not moving
     
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