Integrated Vision Systems

IVS install vision systems ‘right first time’ enabling quicker return on investment,
minimising production downtime and increasing quality.

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Comprehensive integrated vision systems for quality control.

Remove risk by using our experienced engineering team. Our clients don’t need to have any working knowledge of machine vision or vision systems, they just need to tell us what they wish to achieve and where the system needs to be installed, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Feel Confident. You know you can trust us. We’ve been installing retro-fit vision systems and machine vision solutions for the last twenty years, with a complete engineering team who offer an extraordinary range of machine vision expertise.

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Why you need our vision integration services

Discover the benefits of IVS integrating your vision system solution

Protect Your Brand

Relax, rest easy

Our years of experience in integrating machine vision means that you can rest easy knowing we will take care of all the engineering details for your vision system project.

Complete Traceability

Feel supported

We offer a complete menu of in-house services meaning you get accountability, reliability, and easy access to a single point of contact for your vision system integration.

Fully Automated

Partner with experts

Our expert vision engineers will get you automated quicker and faster, deploying a right-first-time vision system within your project timelines.

Our integrated vision system features

Explore some of the key features and benefits of using IVS Integrated Vision System solutions.

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Complete Design Service

Comprehensive engineering design services provide engineering tooling designs, manufacture, and build of all mechanical requirements for the vision system. For simple, fast integration by IVS engineers on-site.

Our in-house 3D printing capability offers rapid tooling development coupled with our extensive experience in vision system integration. Designed from the ground up to include all aspects of industrial automation, utilising best practice design.

Qualified On-site Integration

We manage all aspects of the installation and commissioning of the vision system. We install the system ‘right the first time’, saving you time, allowing immediate payback on quality and yield.

We design the machine vision checks the correct way to leverage speed and make systems more productive, quicker. We’ll continue to support the vision system after installation, our experienced maintenance team will make sure you’re running 24/7.

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Controls & Automation Expertise

Our systems work with all major PLC and control systems. Our controls engineers will integrate the complete vision system into your control system.

Our integrated vision systems have slick Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) with process statistics, counts, information and statistical process control. Multiple, switchable process screens display the very latest production data, and all touch screen ready. Easy machine vision integration.

Full Image & Data Traceability

IVS machines integrate directly with all factory information systems, allowing complete part tracking & traceability of image and data saving.

Excite your production manager. Our vision systems connect directly to your own factory information system allowing images and data to be presented in real-time to check yields, show defects and provide the latest statistical data.

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More about integrated vision systems

What are vision systems?

In essence machine vision and vision systems enables manufacturing equipment to ‘see’ and ‘think’. It is the ability of a machine to consequential sense an object, capture an image of that object and then process and analyse the information for decision making. It is an exciting field that combines technologies and processes to automate complex or mundane visual inspection tasks and precisely guide manufacturing activity. In an industrial context it is often referred to as ‘Industrial Vision’ or ‘Vision Systems’. Machine vision has become a key technology in the area of quality control and inspection in manufacturing. This is due to increasing quality demands and the improvements it offers over and above human vision and manual operation, and the current trend towards Industry 4.0 flexible manufacturing.

What are the operational benefits of integrated vision systems?

For the forward-thinking companies exploiting machine vision and integrated vision systems, there are a number of operational benefits of machine vision, including:

  • Increased competitiveness – higher productivity and output.
  • Lower costs – Less downtime and waste, increased speed, and error correction. Automatically identify and correct manufacturing problems on-line with machine vision forming part of the factory control network.
  • Improved product quality – 100% quality check for maximum product quality.
  • Improved brand reputation management – More stringent compliance with industry regulations leading to fewer product recalls and reduced number of complaints.
  • Customer complaint handling process improvements – Image archiving and recording throughout the whole process.
  • Increased safety – machine vision solutions contribute to a positive, safe working environment.
  • Improvements to sustainable working practices – machine vision can improve the use of energy and resources, make material flow smoother, prevent system jams, reduce defects/ waste, and even save on space. It can also help to enable Just in Time processes through tracking and tracing products and components throughout the production process, avoiding component shortages, reducing inventory, and shortening delivery time.
  • Higher innovation – Releasing staff from manual, repetitive tasks for higher value work can lead to greater creativity and problem solving.

How does a vision system work?

The components of a vision system include the following basic seven elements.

  1. The machine vision process starts with the part or product being inspected.
  2. When the part is in the correct place a sensor will trigger the acquisition of the digital image.
  3. Lighting is used to ensure that the image captured is of optimum quality.
  4. The optic and lens captures the image and sends this to a sensor.
  5. Depending on capabilities this digitising sensor may perform some pre-processing to ensure the correct image features stand out.
  6. The image is then sent to the processor for analysis against the set of pre-programmed rules.
  7. Communication devices are then used to report and trigger automatic events such as part acceptance or rejection.

Although each of these components serves its own individual function and can be found in many other systems, when working together they each have a distinct role to play. To work reliable and generate repeatable results it is important that these critical components interact effectively. Industrial Vision Systems offer fully integrated vision systems to provide hassle free integration for manufacturing companies.