High speed manufacturing equipment sometimes produce poor quality product or have "crashes" that are difficult to rectify because they happen faster than the eye can see. Conveyor jams, web breaks, labelling errors and a whole host of other high speed mechanical issues can cause manufacturing downtime, high scrap costs and many other problems that reduce plant output and efficiency.
The usual approach to diagnosing these problems is to slow down the process so that maintenance personnel can "see" the problem and therefore fix it. Unfortunately, slowing down the process often masks the true root cause of the problem as the dynamics of the machinery (vibration, inertia, timing, bounce, etc) change when the speed is reduced.
The solution is to use high-speed camera equipment to record the fast moving fault and then play it back in super slow motion so that the true root cause can be "seen", understood and rectified. Unfortunately, to date, the cost of high speed camera equipment has been prohibitive and difficult to justify.
Australian manufacturing service company, Process Vision Pty Ltd, now provides high speed camera equipment to manufacturers on an as-needed basis. This service provides manufacturers with access to the latest imaging equipment and expertise without needing to invest hard-earned capital on in-house equipment. High speed camera equipment, supplied and driven by Process Vision engineers has helped manufacturers "see" how to improve their processes in all types of industries: Food, Automotive, FMCG, etc.