Automated Surface Inspection

Summarising digital imaging for the automotive industry

Friday 12th March, 2021

There are so many benefits to digital imaging within the automotive industry. Like anything automated, you’re used to us explaining that it saves you time, money and energy. Automated digital imaging is no different.

The definition of digital imaging is:

“Digital imaging or digital image acquisition is the creation of a representation of the visual characteristics of an object, such as a physical scene or the interior structure of an object. The term is often assumed to imply or include the processing, compression, storage, printing, and display of such images.”

In this context, we’re referring to digital imaging in a manufacturing and processing capacity. This technology extracts data from the image to a highly precise level and identifies specific defects that are not always readily available to the human eye. When manufacturing cars, inspection is one of the key stages and can’t be taken lightly. The automotive industry is huge, and continually growing and reaching new heights with the introduction of electric cars entering the market at a fast rate.

Digital imaging software helps bring the costs of essential inspection down, allowing your human employees to provide more important insight elsewhere. During times of crisis, like COVID-19, for example, having software like this allows you to continue a streamlined workflow with less human-to-human interaction too.

Having the ability to..

  • set identifiable standards of quality control
  • audit results and trace deviation
  • eject faulty components in real time
  • remove unnecessary human interaction

…have never been more critical!

Find out more on how digital imaging can help your business today.

Are you not familiar with the differences between manual and automated inspection? There’s never been a better time to get acquainted, because technology isn’t going to wait for businesses to adapt. How much does it cost to fix simple errors that are missed by manual inspection teams? In the end, automation is more cost-effective, more reliable and lays the foundation for crisis aversion in future too.

We won’t go into all of the nitty gritty of the differences between automated and manual inspection now, we’ve covered this argument in one of most popular blogs, take a look

So, you may be thinking what to do next?

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