July 12, 2019
100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect.
Inline inspection at full speed
100% inspection of your products is much easier to implement than you might expect. Some benefits are obvious; such as product quality assurance, less waste, better accuracy, increased efficiency, and greater profit. But, consider the advantages of real-time data streaming from an automated vision inspection system into your production information systems.
What if that information was shown live on shop floor displays with real-time charts, generating visual alarms, and sending automated notifications to prevent out of control processes before any dollars are lost?
Companies in food and beverage, packaging, automotive, and other high-volume manufacturing applications are finding ever-increasing use for vision systems to automate the monitoring of product quality. Their customers crave the conformance benefits that vision systems provide, while quality practitioners can harness a new source of data to drive additional insights into product quality and process performance that fuel improvements. Sightline Process Control and DataNet Quality Systems have successfully integrated Sightline’s vision systems with DataNet’s Statistical Process Control software, creating a combined solution that elevates manufacturing quality levels and drives reduced production cost.
Sightline at work
The partnership between these two companies was driven by customer requirements from innovative, continuous improvement projects in the food industry. Sightline, based in Ottawa Canada (www.spci.ca), has been providing inline 3D/color vision and automation solutions to some of the world’s largest manufacturers in packaging, bakery, poultry, and bottling industries. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC® software, installed in manufacturing facilities around the globe, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information in the form of live SPC charts, alarms, dashboards, reports, and analysis tools.
Dashboards with live charts and visual alarms
Combined, this shop-floor solution becomes a tightly integrated system that’s backed by cooperative support teams eager to provide expert assistance. This automated measurement, tracking, alarming, and analysis solution offers a new dimension to Quality, where every unit produced is tested and the entire process is statistically monitored for process trends in real-time. Customer satisfaction goes up, production costs go down – and the integrated solution makes things a whole lot easier to manage.