Automated Surface Inspection

Cutting plan optimisation for increased returns

Wednesday 30th November, 2016

An aim for most manufacturing companies is to reduce costs and increase output, Shelton’s machine vision systems allow this to happen. In the past, large fabric inspection machines were used to highlight defects during production. These slower speeds allowed human inspectors to check for defects. This process is slow and runs the risk of human error. We offer high speed cutting plan optimisation that helps reduce costs and optimises your maximum yield.

Cut plan optimisation

Another drawback of a human operator is the inability to view the complete roll, stopping them from pre-planning a cutting solution. Without knowing the extent of the defects, a cutting plan can’t be introduced leading to more waste.

Shelton’s WebOptimiser enables multiple cutting plan options to be performed on a virtual batch to determine the optimum cutting plan. It takes into consideration the stretch factor differences between the electronic defect map, the cut plan, and the physical position of the fabric.

cutting plan optimisation

The defect map automatically grades and classifies defects depending on their severity. The defect map is a virtual form of the fabric batch that has been inspected and pre-planned cutting solutions can be applied to the map in its virtual form to calculate the optimum outcome.

Over time, this can have a considerable impact on your bottom-line by squeezing the maximum savings from your production line.

Automated inspection can significantly increase yield compared to manual inspection. As a business, you will become more efficient, allowing resources to be used elsewhere within the business.

Contact us to discuss our defect mapping solutions

To learn more about how cutting plan optimisation can increase your yield call Shelton Vision today on 0116 279 0920. Alternatively, complete our online contact form.

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