Binks Industries manufactures Pinhole Detectors that are in use Worldwide.
Binks produces several different Pinhole Detector Models and offers optional
ancillary equipment. The Binks Pinhole Detector function is to find holes as small
as .001” in diameter in any opaque material, while the strip may be moving at
speeds up to 5000 FPM, for classification and grading. We offer detectors for
material widths from Four (4) to Eighty Four (84) inches. Our Phototube based Pinhole Detectors
are sturdy, high reliability, low maintenance machines.
Manufacturers of Steel, Tinplate, Aluminum, Titanium Film and Polyfibron (plastic material
used for battery separators) are our most common customers. Aside from the Continuous
Coil Fed Pinhole Detector, Binks also produces a Cut Sheet Detector. A Binks Weld
Location Detector is made to be used by Steel Mills to detect a weld hole in the
steel strip so as to signal the shear blades to lift, thus saving damage to these expensive
The desired on-line "low maintenance" is achieved by the use of a patented fiber
optic system used in conjunction with a single Photomultiplier Tube. The single
Photomultiplier Tube System makes the Binks Pinhole Detector reliable, and easy to
calibrate. Binks manufactures a very desirable
Multi-Channel Pinhole Detector, which uses a complete optical system per operating
channel (or "Zone"). The size of the channel is defined by dividing the required number of
channels into overall width of the web as viewed by the detector. We offer Multi-Channel
Pinhole Detectors with 2 to 10 Channels.
Binks has also produces a "Large Hole/Small Hole" Detector. By using
two Parallel Optical systems, one individual system for the Small Hole and another
individual system for the Large Hole, only one pass through the detector is required
to properly grade the entire strip for both hole sizes. We can also provide Data Logging
and Spray Marking Systems to record or mark the presence of a hole in the product being scanned.
The recently released
features Automatic Edge Tracking and 1/4" resolution across the strip width.
It has 16 User Alarms, can be programmed to operate as either a Whole Sheet detector (single channel)
or up to 16 Lanes (multi-channel, or "Zones"), and has three User inputs for On/Off Line, Roll Change,
and Alarm Reset. Product Files that control the detector operation can be saved and recalled at any time,
making changes between different products simple. The DC3000 is controlled by an industrial Touchscreen
PC, has a very small footprint, is light weight and has no moving parts.