Automated Surface Inspection

An introduction to how automated inspection can streamline medical quality control

Monday 22nd February, 2021

We often discuss how automated inspection systems are used in the automotive industry, but there are a variety of growing markets for this technology. These sectors include aerospace, automotive, textiles, non-woven, composites and medical. 

Today, we’re looking at how these same systems used to streamline the automotive industry can also help other areas of manufacturing, particularly medical. In the world of medical manufacturing, perfection is not just a target but an essential part of the process. Quality control has to be high in healthcare, and the products have to adhere to strict guidelines. 

Why do we need these systems?

There are lots of reasons why quality control is important in medical manufacturing, like resource efficiency, minimising errors, ensuring the highest quality possible and creating a system where faults can be identified and reported on in real time. 

In a fast moving industry like medical, it’s key that the quality inspection systems are up to speed – especially in uncertain times like 2021. Manual quality control can be everything you want to avoid: it’s slow, expensive and inefficient. Human error is unavoidable and chain of command can hinder crisis management dramatically. 

We discussed more on why you should switch from manual inspection here

So, what are the benefits?

The benefits of medical quality control are simple:

  1. The ability to set identifiable standards of visual quality control.
  2. The ability to audit results and trace any deviation.
  3. The ability to eject faulty components in real time.
  4. Elimination of variable human subjectivity on day to day quality decisions.

As manufacturing processes increase in speed and quality standards become more rigorous, the need for an automated quality control solution is ever more pressing.

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