"Vision, the ability to plan for the future with imagination or wisdom" - Oxford English Dictionary
The client is an international manufacturer and marketer of premium branded paints and industrial coatings and had identified two production issues at their solvent-based paint manufacturing facility:
The client identified that a vision system could be utilised to:
The system had to be designed, installed and commissioned with minimal downtime as to not interfere with production. The solution involved two distinct parts:
Cromarty's scope included:
The solution was extremely cost effective, two vision system controllers were used but with multiple cameras 6 production lines could be covered. The removal of manually checking the laser etching of batch codes eliminated cans being produced with no batch code. The system also greatly reduced the time and effort required between products changes for can re-orientation resulting in less palletising errors. The solution also included the training of maintenance staff to add new products to the system without the need for specialist engineering support. The client realised less downtime, more production and increased efficiency.