The Hot-Dipped Snout Vision is a novel approach in which a good amount of test information and potential production risk can be identified and gathered before an industrial manufacturer runs a significant amount of material and finds out the hard way it was a waste of time. This testing and quality control feature essentially provides a valuable evaluation through multiple sensors in the flow environment, giving an observer a real-time understanding of what’s occurring with a given hot-dipped snout unit.
The evaluation is applied through simultaneous and subsequent wavelength measurements which produces various benchmark readings as well actual variation readings. From this information one can see the impact of a clean surface flow, a tube-break as it occurs and what it looks like, how contamination will appear and from where, and chip surface scratching as well. Additionally, one can see the effect of gravity in a flow as it begins to create a cavitating effect in a flow and what bubbling can result in as well. Ideally, the approach then gives manufacturers key insight into how to keep a hot-dipped melt flow process clean, consistent, and free of interference as well as why. The information is extremely useful both for production quality control as well as operations training.