Medical IVs by Advantech

“Checking each valve individually was a waste of man-power and time,” said Pawel Biegunski, President of Vision Controls, Inc. “When we offered them a way to make sure their items were perfect, every time, all while improving the manufacturing process automatically, they knew the old way had to go.”

11/17/2004


“Checking each valve individually was a waste of man-power and time,” said Pawel Biegunski, President of Vision Controls, Inc. “When we offered them a way to make sure their items were perfect, every time, all while improving the manufacturing process automatically, they knew the old way had to go.”

Vision Controls, Inc., a machine vision integrator from Naperville, IL, recently combined vision hardware from Cognex Corp. with a touch panel computer from Advantech Automation Corp. to create a vision inspection system tailored to the specific needs of a medical supply manufacturer.

“They manufacture valves for medical I.V. assemblies—it’s something that has to be precise and reliable,” said Biegunski. Before Vision Controls came along, the end-user inspected samples from the assembly line and measured for uniformity under a microscope. With the new setup, vision sensors from Cognex scrutinize every valve, confirming uniformity and communicating the results to an Advantech touch-panel computer. To sweeten the deal, the vision sensors provide process feedback to automatically improve the assembly process.

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