CIMTEC Installs a Machine Vision System for Defect Detection of IV Bags
A Global Medical Device Manufacturer has a rich history, their products reach millions of people around the world each day across all health care environments – ranging from hospitals and clinics to pharmacies. They have long partnered with CIMTEC for machine safety, sensing and automated visual inspection to optimize their manufacturing process. For this specific application, the Global Medical Device Manufacturer was creating IV bags of various sizes.
Before this application, human operators would inspect the printed text on unfilled bags. However, human inspectors can fatigue easily – particularly in repetitive inspection tasks over long periods of time. Spotting and pulling defective products before they could potentially make it to their millions of customers was critical for the manufacturer.
Coupled with the higher risk of human error, the company was also dealing with the high financial cost of human inspectors.
Understanding the importance of defect detection, CIMTEC worked with the Manufacturer to provide a faster, non-biased machine vision system as an improvement over human visual inspection. By adding the Cognex In-Sight 9912 and 12MP smart camera systems to their production line, they can now inspect hundreds, or even thousands, of products per minute. The system can easily and quickly inspect object details. Learn more about Machine Vision and CIMTEC here.