Many manufacturers continue to focus on data collection rather than data utilization. They don't yet have the modern data analytics tools in place that will allow them to squeeze from their part data the actionable insight that is crucial to meeting Industry 4.0 benchmarks they are seeking for quality, yield and traceability. Learn why digital process signatures are your first step to meet Industry 4.0 objectives.
There is a tendency to think about the line in terms of individual process, with separate solutions for force-distance monitoring, leak testing, torque testing, etc., rather than as a whole—but it doesn't have to be this way. With one common solution, like the sigPOD, one platform can do it all. Learn how commonality on the production line helps manufacturers save time and money.
The information generated by machine vision systems puts a whole new spin on the term “big data.” The raw image files output from vision systems are huge, and manufacturers can generate terabytes of image data in a month—even in a week! So, what do you do with all this data? Read more to find out!
Are your machine vision needs on the production line better served with a smart camera, or a “dumb,” more basic one? Before you make the investment, consider these factors that can dictate which option is better for a given situation.
With each new year, many of us take time to reflect on our past and set goals for the future. Why not apply the same exercise to your production line? To help you improve your production line in 2019, we have provided the following tips, chock full of insights from our experts.
Many manufacturers face the costly problem of a lagging leak test cycle time. With constant pressures on production, line managers have no choice but to run parallel test stations to maintain production quotas. More often than not, the answer is simple—use your leak test data. Here’s how one customer did it.
Machine vision images and data are a valuable part of the Manufacturing 4.0 equation. The problem is that machine vision images and data are often trapped in silos across the plant floor, with images stored in formats that make them difficult to access and analyze. With the right data management strategy, you can make this data accessible to your team so it can drive value.