ECS Pinhole Technologies

Solutions that provide camera clarity in hostile environments are mission critical for sheet break and web inspection solutions. Pinhole lenses are one proactive (vs. re-actively cleaning the camera enclosure lens with a wiper/water) option that embeds the small lens in a jet of extinguishing pressurized air from the enclosure.

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Release of ECS Version 16 Software: Smart Flex

In Q3 of 2019 ECS formally released its most comprehensive software update in more than 25 years. Version 16, also called Smart Flex, delivers from the ground up a completely new compression and decompression engine – both in hardware and software. ECS Smart Flex systems can use both legacy GigE cameras as well as smart cameras that compress and process the image at the camera.

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ECS' Patented Directional Analysis Removes False Defects for Web Inspection in Harsh Environments

In Q1 of 2016, ECS was brought in to improve the Process Monitoring camera system on one of Georgia Pacific’s tissue machine, as well as design a custom web inspection solution around the improvements being made to their dry-end. Foils were being added to cover as many open-draws as possible along the sheet path, leaving no area to place a web inspection beam except for above the reel.

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