Vision Inspection is a technology to check the comprehensiveness and accuracy of any finished or semi-finished products using image processing. Vision Inspection systems can be applied for both automated online inspection processes and offline inspection procedures.
Automated vision inspection systems are developed to cater multiple solutions for Quality Assurance field in various industry processes such as manufacturing, packaging, sorting, assembly lines and all other automation and robotic applications. These systems have been shaped to meet high-speed quality control needs for 100 percent product inspection.
Vision Inspection Systems across the globe are used for –
- Part verification
- Presence, Absence & Defect detection
- Optical character recognition and verification (OCR & OCV)
- Automated vision tests and measurements
- Colour verification, Pattern matching, and Barcode reading
PCC ACCURA – Automated Vision Inspection Solution by Shubham Automation
Shubham Automation’s automated vision inspection solution PCC ACCURA acts like a smart eye checking the final packaging information on products to sustain information accuracy rather than rely on human resources to carry out this job manually. It can be integrated with manifold cameras and lines through our PCC ACCURA software.
Further, it advances and increases line accuracy as well as quality assurance, avoiding recalls, reducing downtime, false-rejects, and diminishing any rework, thereby constantly boosting production line effectiveness.
It is applied for checking-out all types of cartons, bottles, pouch, containers, carboys, barrels, and bulk bags. Printed batch code and expire code is examined by our PCC ACCURA solution, to confirm whether it is completely precise or not. Our vision inspection solution can ensure the cap fitting, cap pop-up, label presence, and alignment. We can also spot any mix match of labels and products in the specific shipper.
How PCC ACCURA Solution Works for Diverse Clientele
Vision systems offer the maximum value when they integrate flawlessly with client’s current production machinery. Our PCC ACCURA is a solution that works seamlessly in many industries, including Pharma, Food & Beverages, Chemicals, Pesticides and FMCG sector. The solution is highly accurate meeting strict benchmarks for our client companies with high-speed inspections of numerous packages every minute. The solution is uncomplicated to integrate with any sticker labelling machine, cartonator machine, blister – strip machine, coding machine, and packing conveyor. The solution performs label inspection, date and lot code inspection, recipe verification as well as artwork inspection for front and back labels of the products at a quick speed.
Further, it helps to find errors and detects over printing, missing character, smudging and corrects information on labels, cartons or bottles. Other assembly assessments cover product and logo inspections. It is equipped with different alarms to prevent worst conditions like low air pressures, emergency stoppages, and consecutive failures. It also enables online rejection through active and automated mechanisms.
Finally, the solution even provides a set of reports like audit trail report, batch-wise report, hourly report, production report, performance report and fail image analysis with required images as well as graphical analysis of all logs to assist users in increasing the overall performance of the company.
At Shubham Automation, we understand that all organization’s need to be the best. Further, we value the efforts, infrastructure, and costs to provide the needed quality output to lead their product categories.
Our range of quality assurance solutions like PCC ACCURA enables organizations like you to prevent errors, mistakes, defects, and issues that provide nothing but the best to the client and the end customer. We are always our client’s default Quality Assurance Heads in any industries or domains we deliver our automated solutions.
How Shubham Automation Facilitates Social Distancing through its Automated Quality Assurance Solutions
Across the world, nations are starting to take measured steps toward returning to normalcy after months of stay-at-home directives and other limits in light of COVID-19. Most of them will find themselves in a space significantly different from the one they left previous to quarantine.
Yet like the majority of people are being asked to work from home due to disruptions and follow social distancing, what is manufacturing or onsite employees suppose to do? They are required to go onsite daily to make sure we get the needed products we use to survive. The question here is how they can be safe and secure at work by avoiding close contact with their colleagues from similar premises.
Significant Challenges Faced by Manufacturing Industries
It is clearly a big challenge, with some manufacturing companies switching to partial set-up or some of them are exploring how to hygienically and economically manufacture their products. Apart from closing down or turning to partial set-up, what are other options to enable the supply chain? One of the options is to enable social distancing for employees by facilitating automated solutions across manufacturing and production plants.
How Shubham Automation Solutions Facilitate Social Distancing?
At Shubham Automation, we clearly understand that manufacturing companies need today is to check and enable the accuracy of their products with their employees following social distancing measures. We value their efforts, robust infrastructure, and costs that go into providing the needed quality output to lead the product categories.
So, for our clients, we turn to be their default Quality Assurance (QA) heads allowing automation in each and every stage of their production. Our range of quality assurance solutions helps organizations to eradicate mistakes, defects, and now enable their social distancing related challenges arising out of facilitating nothing but the most excellent quality products to their consumers.
How Shubham’s Checkweigher and Vision Inspection Solutions Assists you with Social Distancing?
Shubham’s Checkweigher safeguards your products from precision pains and your brand from credibility losses. Embedded with state-of-the-art software, it facilitates speed and accuracy and gives out an in-depth analysis that can help to resolve all challenges at the shop-floor level.
Manufacturing sites with dynamic checkweigher solutions are exceptionally competent and back the social distancing measures. Shubham’s Checkweighers are of brilliant design facilitating complete automated weighing and allow onsite employees to remain distant from each other and completely safe.
Shubham’s Checkweigher – HMI’s readable slips, accurate dates, and verified weights eliminate faulty products following the necessary hygiene norms. Further, our Shipper Weigher Solution resolves the problem of weight variance and also identifies empty cartons. It is enabled with high-speed conveyor belts and advanced software that not only blends the speediness and exactness of quality assurance measures but also takes care of social distancing and hygiene norms by reducing the need of human resources to be involved in the weighing process.
Shubham’s checkweigher IPC can check-out weights quickly and record live weights and store them for future references. Due to its network capacities, it can send out and store information centrally to offer MIS of any locations automatedly. So, it is reliable, robust, and effective to enable social distancing measures. Advanced screens provide you live and records of all the information that has passed through the check weigher indirectly supporting the social distancing and hygiene measures as it is completely contact-less.
Shubham’s automated vision inspection solution PCC ACCURA acts like a smart eye checking-out final packaging information on products to maintain information accuracy rather than relying on human resources to carry out this job manually, which further helps in resolving hygiene and social distancing problems. Further, the solution boosts overall line accuracy and quality assurance eradicating recalls, trimming down the existing downtime, false-rejects, and involved rework, thereby enabling ever-increasing line efficiency.
Namely, along with social distancing and disinfection measures to control the virus’s further spread, all industries are re-checking their legacy manufacturing solutions and systems, particularly ones that faced operational issues at the pandemic’s outbreak.
So, manufacturers are turning to leading technology providers like Shubham Automation to add Quality Assurance and Automation Solutions for their production and supply chain enablement. The vital product transformations are already seen in market segments like Chemicals, Food, FMCG, and Pharmaceuticals. These sectors are directly focused on the consumer’s requirements of higher quality, hygiene, convenience, and sanitation, principally due to disruptions continued by COVID-19 crisis.
With COVID-19 caused downturn, the upfront costs related to new equipment and employee training can increase. However, at the same time, hygiene and quality needs are growing too for entirely safeguarding the end-product users – stressing the importance of Automated Packaging Lines.
The automated packaging technologies make it simpler than ever to automate manual procedures and offer human contact-less products. Further, companies are looking to accomplish more with their automated machinery investments to deliver an extensive range of quality products.
And these products need to be fully hygienic, accurate, not at all contaminated or affected by any virus to make a far-reaching supply chain and productive packaging lines. Here is more about automated packaging lines and how they can offer benefits to end-product users.
1. Role of Automation and Quality Assurance Solutions
In the past, automation solutions were not always fit enough to completely automate all the tasks of overseeing quality control in the packaging line. Rather, the tiresome and recurring works of inspecting all products were left to human workers.
Now, with the development of innovative automated technologies, companies can get equipped to “see” and “catch” nearly 100% of errors. Meanwhile, Quality Assurance (QA) Solutions work diligently, which means the automation capabilities to catch the mistakes and act on it are advantageous, valuable, and swift to process. Blending with other automated equipment in the packaging procedure; this offers highly reliable packaging and better hygiene for end-product users.
2. End-to-End Quality Assurance throughout Supply Chain
In the past few years, product manufacturers used to just focus on the final products and their quality attributes. However, today quality assurance is in every stage of product development starting right from the manufacturing plant to the diverse phases of the supply chain to eCommerce and other selling channels and finally received by the end-product consumer. The hygiene is facilitated and positively kept in control throughout the channels keeping products safe, secure as well as sound.
3. Lack of Personnel or Human Resources drives Automation
Today it is exceptionally tough to find appropriate personnel and skilled human resources at fitting costs. Principally if less repetitive tasks and activities are involved. It is for these grounds that today not only more prominent companies, but even SME’s are faced with the query of meeting the day to day needs resourcefully and cost-effectively.
Lack of personnel is one of the most significant factors causing companies to accept and move towards automation. Rising human resource costs due to the intense competitive situation are having a greater impact on the supply chain and increasing the product costs for end-users. However, by automating the processes, you can reduce the overall costs of your products benefiting the end-users.
4. Reliable Monitoring, Tracking and Scaling with Quality Assurance Solutions
The areas of use for automation solutions within the packaging processes start from product Infeed to loading right up to primary product inspection and secondary packaging at the end of the line. One part of the procedure, which can unquestionably be automated prudently, is monitoring and inspection of the products. If the human element is still utilized for all these activities when it comes to quality assurance of the products, with manual weighing, packaging, and labelling, it is not possible to scale your production lines.
Even random sampling is more probably inadequate to meet the statutory requirements and can’t eventually assure consumer safety. This scenario is because the quality assurance requirements are incredibly complicated, particularly in the FMCG, Food, and Pharmaceutical industry. The product and packaging have to be steadfast as per the benchmarks when it comes to quality checking to enable end-users.
5. Facilitating Automation, Quality Assurance, and Track & Trace Solutions
Facilitating automation initiates with automated washing, air-jet cleaning, sealing, capping, labelling, coding & vision inspection, mix up prevention, automated weighing, pick & place, automated printing & applying, pasting, and tracking products with inclusive reports through automation-based solutions.
Coming back to Quality Assurance Solutions, they help companies in preventing errors, defects, and product issues so that the end consumer has the right product in his hand.
On the other end, Track & Trace Solutions ensure that each shipment is within the company’s knowledge, each batch is tracked as well as traced, and the company has the absolute grasp of their products for users from anywhere across the world.
To maintain and sustain hygiene, companies will invest in automated packaging lines and upgrade the existing ones with automation in diverse industry mix depending on their product users.
Product and packaging transformations will be seen in all market segments covering the major ones which are Food, FMCG as well as Pharmaceutical domains, which are directly driven by the consumer’s requirements of quality, convenience, hygiene, and sanitation.