Experts in industrial automation for over 25 years, AV&R is a robotics engineering company with 70 employees worldwide. We offer robotic profiling systems, automated polishing equipment, automatic deburring and automated visual inspection systems in the 4.0 Industry era.
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Automate Visual Inspection Operations to Increase Production Output
Quebec manufacturing company of faucets
This Quebec manufacturing company encounters production diiculties related to the quality control of the metal surface finish of the parts produced (faucets). Parts must be free of defects before being shipped to the customer. Visual inspection is carried out manually by inspectors. The underlying issues are: 1. Inconsistency of parts inspection - defects not found or acceptable parts rejected 2. Non-optimal production rate - manual visual inspection is a bottleneck and thus slows down the whole production. 3. Diiculties in recruiting inspectors due to labor shortages.
Inspection consistency issues
Slowdown in production
under or over quality of parts’ inspection
Inspectors who carry out the control quality of parts manually
Inspection is a production bottleneck
Automated solution which adapts to production: SI-X
Circular and diuse lighting
Inspection Software OwlVision Light
AV&R experts have pre-programmed an algorithm specific to a type of detection: the detection of scratches on an ultra-polished metal surface. This algorithm made it possible to detect only the defects deemed rejectable by the customer, in particular scratches. By eliminating false defect detections and automating inspection, the customer was able to achieve consistent inspection results while increasing throughput. The OwlVision inspection software also allowed the customer to obtain detailed inspection reports, and thus obtain key information on its production (size, type, or even frequency of defects detected).