Vision systems integrator and manufacturer of machine vision products Industrial Vision Systems Ltd (IVS) has seen a 45% increase in requests for multi-camera image archiving for end-of-line photo save and recall vision systems in the first half of 2015.
These requests, according to IVS, are coming from customers primarily in the industrial automation, medical devices, and pharmaceutical sectors who are looking to combine automated image inspection with archiving to ensure protection against customer complaints. Vision systems such as these can be used to safeguard against later product recalls from customers by archiving high-resolution photographs of every product leaving the factory for traceability, ensuring that products were of correct quality prior to being delivered in cases of disputes.
Earl Yardley, IVS Director, says that resilience is crucial for the manufacturing sector, which is the third largest sector in the UK economy, accounting for 2.7 million jobs. Additionally, despite UK manufacturing reporting further growth in May 2015, there are still factors exposing manufacturers to new threats, including customer complaints, which will need to be addressed if growth is to be sustained.
"Manufacturers require vision systems for photo evidence throughout the production process, and this has taken a notable rise as they look to protect themselves and their products against potential customer complaints," he said. "This can give an organisation added peace of mind, knowing that they can prove the condition the products were in as they left their factory."
He continued. "Having a simple image record archive of every product manufactured tagged with the serial number, date, time and batch number is now a vital tool in the modern production line and can be referred to any time to ensure product protection. Clearly this is now a high-profile boardroom topic amongst manufacturers as they aim to protect their reputation quickly and efficiently against complaints by presenting customers with all the relevant data and images."
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