Industrial Vision Systems Scoops Prestigious Industry Award

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS), a supplier of machine vision solutions to industry, has won the Innovative Vision Solution Award at the 2017 PPMA Group Industry Awards for their work on automated vision inspection systems for collaborative robots. The gala event, held at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre on Tuesday 26 September, recognised the best examples of innovation, smart manufacturing, entrepreneurship and collaboration in industry.

An independent panel of 10 industry experts chose finalists in each of the 11 categories, which also included Innovative Robotic Machinery, Partnership of the Year and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. The award was presented by Denis Bulgin, Press Officer for the UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association).

IVS has continued to strive forward in 2017 with innovative designs and developments to ensure it meets the requests of its growing customer-base. It has successfully implemented its range of vision systems into many inspection applications & machines across a variety of industries through 2017, from automated pack inspection through to high-speed pick & place robot control. In addition, this year IVS relocated into brand new 10,000 sq ft premises at the prestigious Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire which has allowed it to grow further and capitalise on new, emerging markets.

PPMA 2017 Awards

The PPMA Awards night attracts more than 400 industry professionals, who come together for a three-course gala dinner, joined this year by awards hosts; stand-up comedian Stewart Francis and Sky Sports News presenter Hayley McQueen.

Major safety accreditation for Industrial Vision Systems ltd

Industrial Vision Systems Ltd are pleased to announce their accreditation by Safecontractor®. Safecontractor is a leading third party scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst contractors and suppliers. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business and will enhance the ability of IVS to attract new contracts and clients.

safecontractor logo for industrial vision systemsSafecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to automotive, pharmaceutical and food manufacture, all of which are big users of contracted services. John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Industrial Vision Systems has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the machine vision sector. Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, Industrial Vision Systems underwent a vetting process which examined health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Only companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website. Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. Hundreds of major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as mechanical, electrical, building and machine building work.