When Speed AND Accuracy Count

Counting small objects or parts is one of the most tedious and time consuming tasks. Common practice is to estimate the number of parts by their weight. Unfortunately, varying sizes and material densities often lead to wasteful overfill.

The PerfectCount small parts counter solves this problem by using vision based technology to individually count each object at lightning fast speeds. How fast? 1.25mm pellets can be counted at over 1,000 parts per second!

From table-top models to fully integrated systems, PerfectCount is sure to save significant time and money often paying for itself in a very short time.

Fast

No other counting machine can match this counter for speed. Round 1.25 mm pellets can be counted at 1,000 per second, and large objects like ¼-20 nuts at 200 per second.

Accurate

PerfectCount systems achieve >99.99% accuracy at slow feed rates and maintain accuracy above 99.5% for speeds into the hundreds of parts/sec for most parts.

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Reduced Costs

No more labor intensive hand counting or wasteful overfilling based on weight. PerfectCount systems have ROI as low as a few weeks for some applications.

Flexible & Easy

Counts objects with any shape or material. Standard counter system counts objects between 0.3 mm and 30 mm. The easy-to-use software allows for counting and packing. Further customization for your needs is available.

Calculate Your Return On Investment

This calculator helps you figure out how good the counter is for any given packing application. This assumes that you are using a scale and overpacking to ensure adequate filling. We also assume for this calculator that you are using the standard size of counter, and that you will aim for 99.8% accuracy (all errors being undercounting), so you will overpack by 0.2% with the counter. Other choices may suit you better.

Value per Item
Items per Pack
Overpack % used for scale
Object Length (mm)
Packs per hour
Seconds to load scale and weigh
Additional seconds to pack
Labor cost/hour of packing worker
Hours packing per day
Cost of counter

Overage cost per pack for scale: $

Overage cost per pack for counter: $

Overage cost per day for scale: $

Overage cost per day for counter: $

Seconds per pack with scale:

Peak packing rate (items/second):

Seconds per pack with counter:

Labor cost per hour with scale: $

Labor cost per hour with counter: $

Counters needed to maintain pace:

Savings per day with counter: $

How It Works

Unmatched Counting Speed & Accuracy

Our state-of-the-art technology and advanced image acquisition and analysis software work together to provide the ultimate in small object counting speed and accuracy.

Small objects fall through a “drop zone” where they are imaged by a high-speed camera 35,000 times/sec, which “sees” the falling objects from two view angles.

These two orthogonal views allow our custom counting software to compensate for cases where objects overlap in one or both views, which allows PerfectCount to provide extremely accurate counts at high speeds.

Any Shape – Any Material Instantly Measures Size Distribution

PerfectCount works with objects of any shape: disks, balls, rods, objects with holes, or even complex geometries. Material type doesn’t matter to PerfectCount. Transparent glass, polished metal, and food items are not a problem. A special version of PerfectCount has been developed for seed counting applications (http://ballcoleman.com/seed-counter.html)

In addition to counting, PerfectCount provides real-time information about the three-dimensional size distribution of the parts.

These two orthogonal views allow our custom counting software to compensate for cases where objects overlap in one or both views, which allows PerfectCount to provide extremely accurate counts at high speeds.