Automated Surface Inspection

Surface defect detection

Thursday 22nd March, 2018

surface defect detection

Defect detection plays a vital role in the textile industry. Quality is a key component for both manufacturers and consumers. The quality of the fabric can be improved by decreasing defects in the fabric.

Customers expect high-quality products in the shortest amount of time possible. Shelton’s surface defect detection systems increase throughput and reduce waste, providing a measurable return on investment (ROI).

Defect detection system

WebSpector, Shelton’s machine vision inspection system is an automated solution to provide unequalled surface defect detection.

Shelton WebSpector machine vision technology allows faults on fabric to be identified and categorised. Our machine vision applications will identify defects and segment them into bespoke classifications. Image segmentation refers to the process of dividing an image into groups with similar characteristics.

This type of classification is hard to maintain with manual inspection. Human inspection is a tiring process especially at high speeds. The Shelton WebSpector system is capable of detecting fabrics defects with more accuracy and efficiency.

Automated inspection protects customers and reduces claims

The primary goal of any business is to prevent defects in the first place. Realistically this is not always feasible, the next best option is to detect defects as soon as possible to prevent further waste and to reduce the financial impact. Maintaining a high level of defect detection will not only help you retain current business but it will also improve your reputation so that you can win more.

Defect detection efficiency increases profits

Shelton Visions’ tailor-made vision inspection system means a variety of fault types are well within the range of our machine vision system. If you would like to get in touch to discuss how we could help improve your bottom line, then please call 0116 279 0920 or alternatively complete our contact form.

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