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Justification for investment in machine vision

There are many justifications for the use of machine vision:

Costs of materials

In most applications, avoiding the production of defective parts through the use of an industrial vision system will have a very short payback period. To avoid producing defective parts, the automatic inspection system should be part of statistical process control (SPC) production system; regarless it is inspecting 100% of the production or it is used off-line inspecting samples. This means that the system can indicate when a control parameter drifts towards the limit of tolerance or is simply too erratic. The vision system can take corrective action before the limit is exceeded.

Cost of labor

The reduction of manpower is also a major cost savings, since many of the tasks performed by machine vision can replace people directly. They must also be considered the savings in personnel recruitement, social benefits and annual wage increases.

Cost of quality

The growing awareness of the cost of quality through IS09001 standards, means that the use of artificial vision can offer a more objective, reliable and consistent standard in the product inspection.

The savings in optimizing the use of materials, monitoring the quality of suppliers and quality assurance of finished products can be both tangible and intangible savings. The cost of the repair work under warranty can be reduced and on top, improves the confidence of customers archieving recurring orders and a larger market share.