Enabling Technologies

Machine Vision

The correct application of Machine Vision will save money either directly else indirectly.  Direct application will normally take 2 forms, these being:

  • Saving manual inspection tasks
  • Preventing the addition of value to an already scrap product

The indirect method relates to quality assurance, as often by improving the quality of your product then you can demand a higher price in the market place.  Having said this, the quick wins financially normally relate to the first 2 direct saving points.  Manual inspection tasks can be expensive and provide very subjective inspection results.  It is not possible for a human to hold their attention on a repetitive task for any length of time and so invariably reject product will get past the inspection point and into the supply chain.  A machine vision system can not only make significant operational savings but also provide a higher level of inspection repeatability.  The addition of value to an already faulty product is often overlooked – but it can be a significant area of cost.  Throughout the manufacturing process of all products value is being added, and so it often pays to inspect the product regularly during this process to ensure that high value is not being added to a product that would already be deemed a reject if it were to be inspected.  To discuss a potential application please email or 'phone our sales team using the Contact Us page and we will arrange for a specialist to contact you.