Artificial vision systems in industrial processes have become an essential part of all industrial plants. At E2M Couth, we are specialised in artificial vision systems applied to different sectors, such as food, beverage, or even chemical products. For this reason, we wanted to prepare this post to tell you about applying these systems within industrial processes.
Why is it important to use artificial vision systems in industrial processes?
Within a factory or industrial processes, there are many companies that draw support from artificial vision systems. This kind of solutions is key to control the different processes carried out on a production line. This need to have vision systems for industries is because they take care of inspecting different products and verifying that all the products that go through the production line are in perfect condition.
This kind of system has mechanisms to analyse and recognise any flaw or undesired element in the products. These systems base their operation on a combination of cameras, sensors, and software that all work together to control, analyse, and detect all anomalies in the production of industrial elements, such as batteries or wiring.
The objective is to check that production takes place correctly. This way, you can make sure that all the parameters you set have been met.
At E2M Couth, we have vision systems for industry that can collect data in real time, so that they can draw up different detailed reports. This is a huge help to see how work is going and to completely improve the entire process. What is more, by using these systems, you meet regulations on safety and quality for your production.
Which solutions do the artificial vision systems for industrial processes that we have at E2M Couth cover?
As mentioned, by applying artificial vision systems to industrial processes, you can obtain different advantages and benefits when using them on a production line. For this reason, we are going to show you some of the uses you can make of these systems at an industrial plant:
- Complete product control: Artificial vision systems in industrial processes fulfil the mission of ensuring complete control over the entire production process. The different actions they carry out while inspecting include analysing labelling, distribution zones, etc. This means that you can control each one of your products when they leave your plant.
- Packaging inspection: In every production process, a key moment is packaging. By applying these systems, you can control packaging at all times to see if there are any problems.
How do artificial vision systems in industrial processes work?
Artificial vision systems in industrial processes conduct different processes, so we are going to explain how they work. The systems begin by capturing images with their cameras or sensors. The images may be colour or black and white, depending on the process’ requirements.
After this, the system analyses and processes the images. At this step, sometimes we can improve the quality of the image to correctly adjust lighting, as well as contrast and other aspects for a clearer, sharper image.
Only in this way will the system be able to pick up on all the characteristics of the images for an in-depth view of the product under analysis. This means identifying shapes, edges, colours, texture, and other visual attributes that help to distinguish important characteristics for inspection or process control.
This way, by using algorithms and image processing techniques, the system is able to analyse all the characteristics extracted from the images to detect all defects. It also measures the dimensions of the products and can verify whether its labelling is correct.
After conducting the different analyses, the time comes for these artificial vision systems in industrial processes to make decisions based on the data they have obtained. In this regard, to make things simpler, the system can differentiate between accepted and rejected products, based on the quality criteria stipulated for the system.
In closing, you should know that these systems tend to be designed to learn and improve with the passage of time. For this reason, with the data collected during inspections, they can adjust the different algorithms and improve precision for following operations. This is how artificial vision systems in industrial processes work.
Discover the advantages of artificial vision systems in industrial processes
After explaining how artificial vision systems in industrial processes work, we are going to show you the advantages of using these systems at any industrial plant:
Let us begin with the advantages of artificial vision systems in industrial processes by discussing their ability to adapt to different kinds of tasks. In this regard, you can completely configure the vision system so that it measures the characteristics and parameters of your choosing, adapting to the kind of product you manufacture. This means you can analyse labelling, shape, foreign objects, product orientation, etc.
This is another one of the great advantages of using this kind of system since it analyses all production reliably. This means that you have peace of mind while using the system, since it will not go outside the parameters you have set. This is crucial if you want to compete on today’s market with companies that manufacture products similar to yours.
Let us continue with another one of the great benefits of having an artificial vision system in industrial processes. Speed is a fundamental aspect at any production plant. For this reason, these systems are designed to easily adapt to large production volumes.
At the end of the day, time is a key element at every factory. Remember that if you manage to speed up a process by one second, you can considerably increase total production. In addition to ensuring top quality for all your products, these systems also make it possible to do so more quickly.
Another characteristic of artificial vision system sin industrial processes is that they are flexible and can be installed on equipment in any area of the production line. Moreover, you do not need to train your employees to control the systems, since the systems carry out different calculations and complex operations while analysing the products.
This kind of industrial system is able to detect all kinds of problems before the product reaches the hands of consumers. This is essential to maintain a good image for your clients. You ensure that all the products from your plant meet safety parameters and have no errors worth mentioning in terms of labelling and other situations.
When you control all possible defects in your production, you can improve the production process to avoid excessive expenses during production. You can reduce waste during production. Additionally, when it detects flaws, the system learns from them to avoid repeating them in the future. This also entails economic savings for the company since products need not be tossed due to these flaws.
Which artificial vision systems for industrial processes do we have at E2M Couth?
After explaining how artificial vision systems work in this sector, as well as the different advantages they can provide, we want to talk about which systems like this we have available in our catalogue. They are:
At E2M, we have inspection systems of excellent quality that can be applied to industrial processes. These devices are able to inspect different elements, such as labels, incorrect packaging, text control, product codes, and other actions.
This kind of system is essential to detect all kinds of flaws and errors in production. By applying these systems to the production line, you can correct any sort of problem you detect. Applying these systems means your factory’s efficiency increases.
Let us move on to another kind of artificial vision system in industrial processes: orientation systems. On a production line, products go by at high speed. They may not be in the correct position, so you need a system like this to keep all containers and products oriented correctly. This way, you can correctly fill and label them and carry out all the other actions related to the product. Our systems can move the container or product 90, 180, and 270 degrees.
At E2M Couth, we know that, after production inspection, it may be that different products should not remain on the production line. In this regard, we have rejection systems to remove any products with flaws or defects. These systems detect any kind of problem and remove the product. Moreover, you have the option of reviewing the problem later to decide whether you can use the products again in the future.
The product rejection systems available at E2M Couth include impact systems for products that are not fragile and that you wish to quickly remove from the production line. Another one of the rejection systems we have available are gentle deviation systems, which are ideal for fragile products. This last rejection system creates a line in parallel to the production line, separating it from products that are correct.
Lastly, another one of the systems available at E2M Couth are product marking systems. The key to these systems is that they allow you to quickly and easily locate products or batches that prove defective. In our catalogue, you can see that we have systems that work with laser technology and can mark and encode different kinds of industrial products.
Get the best artificial vision systems for industrial processes at E2M COUTH
We hope that this post has clarified how to apply artificial vision systems to industrial processes, as well as how important they are at a production plant. It is also important to use them due to increased market competition because you need a high quality standard, as well as very fast production to remain competitive.
At E2M Couth, we have a wide variety of artificial vision systems that you can apply to your industrial production plant. By installing and using them, you can put an end to a great number of problems, ensuring proper labelling, as well as characteristics for these products.
Moreover, we would like to remind you that if you want to learn more about these systems or install them at your production plant, you can contact us and we will be delighted to help you.