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Automated optical inspection of drill holes in spinnerets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019995D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention disclosure describes the implementation of a completely automated optical inspection of drill holes (capillaries) in spinnerets. Those spinnerets are used for example in the textile industry for production of single filaments which are combined to form textile fibers. During production the spinnerets and especially the capillaries get soiled and blocked which has negative impact on the product quality. Therefore, it is necessary to inspect spinnerets regulary with respect to the defects mentioned before.