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Vision systems – reliable process control thanks to automation

Tighten the system of observation, identification and control in the warehouse and production, thanks to intelligent vision systems – MVS. Solutions in this category will speed up processes while increasing the level of security.

 

 

Vision systems
Do you have unnecessary costs of control based on people's work?
  • Recruitment and training of new operators.
  • Allocating space, creating and financing human-operated vision systems inspection stations.
  • Maintaining operators’ workstations throughout the system’s operation.
  • Slow human identification, scanning and product inspection processes.
  • Costly mistakes made by people, even when using modern equipment that you finance.
  • Unused potential of employees dealing with control, ie simple, repetitive activities below their capabilities and competences.

Eliminate these limitations and gain new potential by introducing your company into the era of the 4th industrial revolution. Take advantage of modern technology, which already gives an advantage to those companies that implement it earlier than the competition.
Provide your logistics with a consistent, integrated, automated ecosystem of software and applications. Automate inspection processes that are faster, more accurate and less expensive without human intervention. Deploy a vision system powered by artificial intelligence.

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    What difference does Machine Vision technology make?
    • Speed, efficiency and reliability through automation. The processes of scanning, identifying and inspecting products happen without human supervision. This means constant, repeatable effectiveness. MVS systems need no interruptions, their attention never falters. They are also free from emotional reactions to events or incidents. They implement security procedures and raise alarms without hesitation. MVS also means that the employee’s illness does not affect the tightness of control processes.
    • Lower risk of product damage during inspection. MVS conducts identification and surveillance indirectly, using an integrated system of sensors and devices. No risk of inadvertently damaging or contaminating sensitive products by an employee during a routine inspection.
    • Objective 24/7 control. Programmed systems make no exceptions. They always judge based on the same parameters. Their assessment is not affected by factors such as distraction, fatigue or stress.
    • Reduction of defective batches and waste. MVS systems not only quickly recognize errors in the production process, but also quickly implement procedures to stop the increase in losses.
    • Staff security thanks to exclusion from harmful environments. Machine Vision technology relieves employees of direct process supervision. They avoid unnecessary exposure to hazardous substances, machinery or other nuisance factors, such as excessive noise levels or temperature in the freezer.
    • Saving space and implementation time by eliminating operator stations. The operation of the system is limited to hardware and software. Once set up, configured and running, they will start working immediately and at full capacity.
    • Savings in maintenance costs. Machine Vision works without human intervention. Regular costs in the form of salaries, insurance premiums, work clothes, equipment and training in the use of new solutions disappear.
    • Easy integration of Machine Vision into your existing solutions. The MVS system will become a modern control layer, cooperating with your devices and software. Data is exchanged via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, I/O.

     

    See how to easily and quickly raise the standards of control and safety in production, warehouse and trade, while increasing profitability.

    Examples of using Machine Vision

    E-commerce warehouses need exceptional picking efficiency because their work consists of many small orders. This increases the number of customers and thus the risk of returns. Reducing this risk is key to ensuring efficiency and reducing operating costs.

     

    MVS systems in e-commerce ensure control of:

    • product segregation,
    • defective goods – with the classification of errors, e.g. quality of assembly, painting, type of damage,
    • correct labeling of orders,
    • order path – which can be displayed to the customer.

    Food industry appreciates intelligent vision systems for helping to keep products safe. Processes that happen automatically are, for example:

    • registering and verifying the composition of products,
    • checking the conformity of markings,
    • recognition of mechanically or factory-damaged packaging,
    • detection of contaminated and expired food.

     

    Thanks to MVS, sellers are aware of the status of their inventory. They can more easily optimize sales, avoid food waste due to oversights or accepting the delivery of incorrect products.

    Automotive industry uses AI-based vision systems to ensure product compliance at all stages of the production process. The technology automatically recognizes:

    • degree of assembly correctness,
    • painting quality,
    • tightness of packaging and protections,
    • correctness of marking.

    In this way, problems and risks of individual production phases can be diagnosed in time, as well as preventing the sending of defective goods – avoiding complaints and contractual penalties.

    Machine Vision Systems - how does it work?

    2D systems are sufficient to identify and inspect objects with distinctive colors, textures or individual codes. They assign values ​​to images based on the characteristics of the pixel arrays. They detect e.g. wrong color, inaccurate painting, surface damage such as cracks or scratches.

    3D systems extend the possibilities of the 2D version. They work well where products are similar in terms of color and require the assessment of more parameters: dimensions, volume, arrangement in the package and shape. They detect not only scratches, but also dents or incorrect assembly in 3D.

    MVS scanners fixed above conveyors instantly capture data on every product placed in view. Among other things, they recognize:

    • condition of the packaging,
    • barcode quality,
    • marking compatibility.

    OCR and OCV functionalities – they are used to recognize and verify marks placed on products. They check that on each product:

    • the batch number, production and expiration dates are correct,
    • the label is human readable.

    At the same time, they collect statistical data that allows you to compare batches in terms of correctness and link any errors with the time of production processes.

    Liquid lenses are responsible for instant adaptation of the focus to the situation on the production line – different dimensions, variable distance of objects, various location of labels.

    Lamp system illuminates the field of observation, providing access to all features of the product or event.

    Deep Learning algorithms allow the AI ​​to self-improve over time. Artificial intelligence independently collects reference material, which it uses to more efficiently identify minor defects, such as scratches, dents or more difficult to detect damage to labels. The more material, the faster and more accurate the inspection.

    Industrial robots with a processor communicate within the MVS system, sending data and receiving instructions created on the basis of artificial intelligence algorithms.

    HMI (human-machine interface) allows employees to supervise automated processes without having to directly perform repetitive tasks: production tracking, identification, quality control, measurement and counting.

    MVS integration with your systems allows you to control production and warehouse processes in real time. The new generation of industrial cameras conduct continuous, meticulous observation. Based on algorithms, artificial intelligence reacts to events and sends data to employees, to your desktop and to systems. This allows you to:

    • reliable control without omissions,
    • quick responses at the managerial level,
    • increase in the safety of employees who receive notifications if a dangerous situation has arisen in any area,
    • quick access to automatic reports created on the basis of complete, objective information,
    • more efficient analysis of the efficiency of production processes,
    • reduction of the risk of complaints due to incorrectly applied codes or defective products.
    Which MVS system to choose?

    For simple inspections, counting and code reading:

    Vision sensors. Individual devices with a camera and a processor that are connected to a computer with dedicated software.

    For a comprehensive analysis that takes into account the position of the elements:

    Smart cameras. Devices that combine a camera with internal software. Can also be controlled and configured via an external computer.

    For complex assessment of product parameters:

    VPC units. A flexible system in which a camera can be selected separately for the computer – based on the expectations and characteristics of the controlled process or type of products.

     

    Regardless of which system you choose, as part of service contracts, we will provide high-class technical support. IBCS Poland helpdesk is available during business hours or 24/7. From telephone consultation to remote administrative support. In the repair of equipment, we extend the manufacturer’s conditions. You can count on logistic support, software restoration, post-repair tests and reconfigurations according to the characteristics of your logistics process. We also provide replacement equipment. Check and choose your conditions >>>

    We approach each customer individually. Tell us about your problems with warehouse and production zone control gaps. We will implement and integrate MVS solutions that will become the center of identification, registration and process control.

    Check how it will translate into the reliability of processes in your company

    ibcsSnapEvidence

    ibcsSnapEvidence provides, above all, tracking and full registration of significant production operations. The “evidence” of such actions is visible in the photos, which, in addition, are taken from different distances, from different angles.

    All such photographs are meticulously archived – so that they can be easily found. It is helpful here to assign the code of a given production operation to individual photos, as well as the number of the camera and station. In addition, the system allows you to control the triggering of taking photos. This is available from the customer’s production system.

    The entire system, apart from the cameras themselves, also includes cabling elements, software for operating the cameras (along with full license documentation), an interface to the client’s production system, as well as hardware on which all operations can be performed and tracked (it can be, for example, tablet).

     

    Camera system for photographic recording of processes – what possibilities does it give?

    • in case of a complaint – gives the opportunity to reliably document the condition of the product/shipment,
    • enables precise and reliable registration of important production operations that have a real impact on product quality,
    • builds an archive of photos related to the photographed object.

     

    Where will it work?

    This system can be used both in the study and in the office. It will work in various types of interiors – in typical offices, in open-space rooms, at the reception desk, in offices, as well as in conference, seminar and auditorium rooms and in all other representative places in the company. What is more, it can be used not only in private spaces, but also in public spaces.

    And that’s not all! Like any technological solution, it can be enriched with additional functionalities – so as to maximally adjust the vision camera system for a specific client (of course, after making sure that it can be implemented in a given company and after additional tests).

    Implement new technologies comprehensively with IBCS Poland

    We are an integrator of SCM solutions with almost three decades of experience. Our goal is to maximize the efficiency and reliability of the entire logistics system in your company – today and as it grows. We take care of all logistic processes of our clients. In order to thoroughly understand the needs and dependencies of the system, we talk to employees at various levels. In addition, we recommend, deliver and implement complementary solutions, and then ensure their smooth operation without downtime.

     

    We introduce modern solutions to speed up work:

    • Voice picking systems.
    • RFID system, accelerating product scanning to several hundred readings per second and detecting incorrect composition of the order.
    • AMR robots, which themselves use MVS technology, will take over and automate tasks related to the physical movement of goods and minimize the risk of traffic accidents in the warehouse,
    • We audit and optimize LAN/WLAN network.

     

    Wprowadzamy nowoczesne rozwiązania przyspieszające pracę:

    • Systemy do kompletacji głosowej. 
    • System RFID, przyspieszający skanowania produktów do kilkuset odczytów na sekundę i wykrywający nieprawidłowy skład zamówienia.
    • Roboty AMR, które same wykorzystują technologię MVS, przejmą i zautomatyzują zadania związane z fizycznym ruchem towarów i zminimalizują ryzyko wypadków komunikacyjnych na magazynie,
    • Przeprowadzamy audyt i optymalizujemy sieć LAN/WLAN. 

    We implement and integrate IT solutions that will create a coherent control system:

    • ibcsTiger – WMS for efficient warehouse management and shortage prevention.
    • ibcsSnapEvidence – a video surveillance system that will record events and recognize security incidents,
    • ibcsDetector – an AI-supported image analysis system that will ensure the safety of employees and immediately alert about problems.
    • NiceLabel Designer – label printing management software
    • We design and deliver a warehouse labeling system, with elements with written durability guaranteed up to 50 – 100 years.
    • We deliver new labels on time to meet your supply chain requirements. Including printouts of small batches on request and reprints in several hours in crisis situations.
    • We replenish consumables,
    • We replace hardware with modern:
      • fast and flexible in configuration Zebra scanners, based on the familiar Android system,
      • Rugged and error-free Zebra scanning holders,  to speed up warehouse and sales floor operations
      • fast and trouble-free network label printers,
      • efficient, automatic Cobalt label applicators that will accelerate the pace of work without new recruitment, and reduce the number of equipment, collection points and labeling.
      • efficient and compliant radiotelephones that will synchronize workers on shift without interrupting their work and unnecessarily traveling long distances.
    • We conduct professional trainings that eliminate competence gaps.

    See how much MVS technology will increase the efficiency and reliability of identification and quality control in your company.

     

     

    They trusted us

    “Many bidders applied for the implementation. However, the scope of the solution proposed by IBCS Poland, as well as additional elements related to network monitoring and management as part of these functionalities, determined the choice of this solution – explains Zbigniew Koplin from the District Dairy Cooperative in Piątnica.”

    “It is worth emphasizing that the efficiency of the warehouse increased above the assumed value. This contributed to real financial savings. We are fully satisfied with the implementation and its effects as well as cooperation with IBCS Poland.”

    “As intended, work ergonomics have improved, the number of errors has decreased, and warehouse processes have been optimised. The pick-by-voice technology has also contributed to speeding up the collection and dispensing stages, as well as increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of picking.”

    “The system is centralized and easy to manage from one place. It generates not only savings of funds, but also time savings – previously, manual printing was performed by employees and operators of all workstations. (…) The universal architecture significantly reduced downtime, facilitated service work and additionally largely eliminated human errors.”