High-speed cameras play a key role in analyzing and troubleshooting manufacturing processes and machinery, improving yields, reducing downtime and scrap, and improving overall product quality. Diverse manufacturing industries including Food, Textile, Paper, Converted Paper, Printing, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Soap, Cosmetics, Plastics, Glass, Machinery, Electronics, Electrical Equipment, Motor Vehicle, Aerospace, and Medical Equipment products companies use Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras in their factories. Hundreds of companies in the following five key industries are improving their processes and products daily using Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras:
Food manufacturing requires a complex interaction of multiple machines, processes and products – all moving at high speeds! Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras give production engineers and techs the ability to see, analyze and make adjustments to this wide variety of processes. Conveying, filling, capping, labeling, marking and wrapping are just a few of the steps involved, and that can’t be seen by the human eye in real time.
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Beverage manufacturers are now filling up to 3,000 containers per minute! Critical adjustments must be made to the machinery to prevent cocked caps, missing tamper bands, to ensure correct placement of neck rings, proper alignment of labels and clear container coding. High-speed cameras allow operator’s to see and understand the interaction of components of machinery motion in slow motion to make the critical adjustments necessary.
Femcare, diapers, wet wipes, absorbent pads, tissues and paper towels are just some of the products manufactured by converted paper products companies. The process of roll loading, unwinding, roll splicing, web aligning, perforation and cutting and web folding all happen at high speeds. Infeed performance, transfers to the compression and turning modules, synchronized stacking, and wrapping occur at speeds of well over 1,000 products per minute and packages of up to 200 per minute. Fastec high-speed cameras are making a measureable difference in reducing jams and speeding throughput in converter paper.
The pharmaceutical industry is continually being pushed to improve their overall processes through initiatives like GAMP, the Good Automated Manufacturing Process of the ISPE. Validation compliance and traceability are critical to success. Pharma’s many different products are manufactured and packaged in a variety of containers using automated packaging machines and lines. Fastec high-speed cameras are used throughout the pharma industry for research and production.
Personal care companies manufacture a wide variety of products, principally in hygiene and cosmetics. These products are manufactured and packaged in high speed machinery and production lines requiring maintenance and adjustment of electro-mechanical equipment. High speed cameras are an invaluable tool for achieving high throughput and minimizing costly downtime.
Production machinery manufacturers worldwide use Fastec high-speed cameras to characterize, analyze and verify machine designs. Being able to see the complicated interaction of PLC’s controlling servo, pneumo and mechanical components in slow motion greatly improves performance, quality and design time to market.