In the past, manufacturers could only inspect or measure a portion of their production volume and hope that the sample was representative of the entire batch. No technology could check 100% of production volume.
However, only inspecting a small portion of production volume introduces risks and inconsistencies that are now avoidable. With the newest inspection and measurement technology, you can inspect 100% of your production volume, avoiding further manufacturing costs on a faulty part or a recall because of safety concerns by the customer.
In this blog, you’ll learn about the benefits of automated high-speed inspection and measurement systems and some of their various usage scenarios.
Benefits of High-Speed Inspection Systems
One of the greatest benefits of high-speed inspection is automatic inspection. Automatic inspection uses cameras, gauges, scanners, or other technology to automate at least one inspection process.
Before automatic inspection systems, coordinate measurement machines (CMM) were the best and most popular method of inspection. However, CMMs are expensive and complicated systems that manufacturers often build around a specific part—limiting its usage if the piece gets phased out.
In addition, CMMs are simply too slow to keep up with manufacturing volume. They require manpower and expertise to operate successfully. Even if the best operator is behind a CMM, it will still only ever be able to measure a fraction of production volume.
On the other hand, modern day high-speed inspection systems can inspect multiple parts per second without a person to load and unload the parts. Some visual inspection systems can even replace highly complex inspection processes once reserved only for humans by utilizing deep learning. Even on complex surfaces, we can design solutions that have the ability to handle 100% of your production volume.
Usage Scenarios for Visual Inspection Systems
Regardless of your industry or manufacturing demands, you can customize high-speed inspection systems to fit your needs. However, here are some usage scenarios for high-speed inspection systems that many manufacturers can benefit from:
Implementing High-Speed Inspection Systems in Your Business
Whether you are manufacturing car parts or mobile phone components, your business stands to benefit from high-speed inspection systems. Such inspection systems:
- Cost less than traditional inspection methods like CMMs
- Measure parts faster than past inspection approaches
- Can be repurposed
- Do not require a metrologist or specialist to operate
- Detect errors faster than older inspection methods
- Can inspect 100% of your production volume
If your business wants to transform its quality control, we recommend that you consider investing in high-speed inspection systems. Regardless of your inspection needs, +Vantage can help. With over 15 years of manufacturing automation expertise, we have the technology to help.
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