Product quality assurance and vision systems

Checking cap presence using machine vision
Vision systems when combined with the right software provide intelligent image recognition – offering the high level automated quality assurance a business needs during the production and packing process. This continuously evolving technology cost-effectively ensures products are fit for purpose, with any potential for mistakes eliminated.

Companies can spend a great deal of time, energy and money checking products manually; but vision systems allow for appearance, character, and defect inspections to be undertaken automatically without the need for human intervention. Using a vision system means technological devices can undertake a majority of the work when it comes to quality assurance, allowing you to reduce your overheads in terms of staffing, as well as decreasing the eventuality of human error.

It is possible to implement vision systems in a range of different environments, to take on a number of tasks from quality control to quality assurance and even process control. Vision systems are capable of inspecting, identifying, counting and measuring products across many different sectors – from food processing right through to pharmaceuticals and beyond.

By utilising a vision inspection solution, businesses access a range of benefits. Systems can be programmed to perform tasks including checking labels, barcodes, caps, bottle rims, product formation, use-by dates, tamper seal, lids, label match, product orientation for Food & grocery applications. A vision system will be able to inform you at a time during which it can still be rectified- i.e. before the product is shipped.

Vision systems can now be incorporated into other production line technology, meaning your automated solutions work as one. Any faulty products can be redirected in order to be properly and correctly labelled or rejected if the error cannot be rectified. For businesses, this level of quality control is invaluable, as it prevents costly recalls for products which are not shelf-ready and still shipped.

This high level technology can also be used for process control to sort products based on their specific markings, and inspect them, ensuring the packaging contains the content it should at the correct levels.

Industrial applications can include checking parts or components or even details like the amount of glue on edges for sealing.

In essence, vision systems are the ideal solution for businesses looking to implement the highest level of quality assurance at every step of the production line.

Ken Razga
Ken is the Managing Director of iQVision and has over 20 years of experience in vision technology and integration. Incorporated in July 2011, iQVision’s mission is to provide reliable, robust vision-inspection solutions to Australian manufacturing industries, by establishing, then automating, objective quality processes.

by Ken Razga

Ken is the Managing Director of iQVision and has over 20 years of experience in vision technology and integration. Incorporated in July 2011, iQVision’s mission is to provide reliable, robust vision-inspection solutions to Australian manufacturing industries, by establishing, then automating, objective quality processes.

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