If your production or logistics process includes packing goods in boxes, crates or other containers for shipping, you'll want to ensure those containers are pristine and perfect. It's a particular challenge for organisations that rely on reusable containers. If you let products go out in containers that are damaged or dirty, you run the risk of deliveries being rejected by your customers — causing you additional cost, and potentially leading to customer dissatisfaction and harm to your reputation.
When you rely on people to check your shipping boxes, you may run the risk of damage or dirt being missed. Your inspectors may become tired or get distracted; or may not be able to inspect every box on the production or packing line.
On the other hand, a visual quality inspection system based on smart video analytics technology can consistently check every container and automatically remove damaged or dirty ones from the production line — boosting your confidence that quality standards are met for every shipment.
Box Defect Detection is one of Konica Minolta's Video Quality Inspection (VQI) solutions. Like other VQI solutions in our portfolio, it combines our smart IoT-based Mobotix video cameras with FORXAI, our imaging IoT platform. FORXAI enables immediate AI-based processing of camera images and video — on site or in the cloud — enabling inspection of boxes, crates and containers for any type of damage (such as cracks) and contamination (such as dirt or foreign objects).
The solution can be trained to assess the severity and extent of anomalies against specified thresholds, and command the separator to remove boxes from the production line when damage or contamination exceeds the relevant threshold. In addition, it provides reporting and statistics about the number of defective boxes detected and the nature of the defects, to help make production more predictable.
Among our customers are pharmaceutical logistics companies in the Czech Republic, Poland and Spain, all of whom ship products in reusable plastic boxes that may become dirty or damaged through repeated use. If a customer returns a shipment because of the condition of the box, it can lead to additional costs for the logistics company.
To help avoid this issue and maintain high levels of customer service, the companies use our Box Defect Detection solution to carry out a visual inspection of the boxes in the production line. It automatically ensures that damaged boxes are removed and that dirty ones are sent for washing.
Konica Minoltas intelligent video system can solve problems in all areas: Ensuring safety in a factory unit, registering vehicles to detecting movement, communicating with the network or triggering alarms if necessary. The solution also allows you to analyse the customer behaviour.
If you let products go out in containers that are damaged or dirty, you run the risk of deliveries being rejected by your customers — causing you additional cost, and potentially leading to customer dissatisfaction and harm to your reputation. A visual quality inspection system based on smart video analytics technology can consistently check every container and automate removal of damaged or dirty ones from the production line — boosting your confidence that quality standards are met for every shipment.
Spending lots of valuable time checking delivery boxes for defects and anomalies? Struggling to search for cracks, foreign objects and contamination? Manufacturing operations must ensure the highest level of quality during every stage of the production or assembly process. The vast majority of these quality checks involve visual inspections to ensure parts are not damaged or contaminated, are in the correct position, have the right shape and look, and are free from any defects.
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