Automated Surface Inspection

Industry 4.0 – Create your own ‘smart factory’

Tuesday 9th January, 2018

industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, with its focus on automation, customisation, ‘virtual’ product development and digitally integrated supply chains, is beginning to make an impact on the interactions and processes of the textile and apparel industry.

The textile and apparel industry used to be a very labour-intensive, the recent advances in technology have made it a more machine-driven process. Digital technology and software are allowing more companies to deliver automated control over the entire textile fabrication process.

Early adopters of new techniques, such as machine vision inspection, automated fabric processing control, fabric creation, have all gained a competitive advantage over those within their industry who have failed to take action.

Industry 4.0 has been made possible due to the advancements in the internet of things (IoT), machine vision and artificial intelligence which delivers automated control over the production process.

Consumer expectations have driven these advancements at a faster rate than anyone expected. This has been felt across a range of industry sectors, such as; automotive, textiles, aerospace, composites, medical and pharmaceutical.

What was once considered added-value or premium has now become standard. Consumers expect fast product delivery and clients demand the data which will help them make informed future decisions.

Shelton Vision offers an automated solution which adds value to your production process by identifying faults without slowing down the production process. Our software is self-learning and is able to categorise faults, identifying the severity of a defect depending upon your own bespoke specification.

Find out how Shelton can help you advance to Industry 4.0

Shelton Vision develops automated inspection systems with advanced software that can benefit your business. If you would like to get in touch to discuss how we could help provide the optimum automated performance for your business, then please call 0116 279 0920 or alternatively complete our contact form.

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