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Why Vision Systems Fail and What to do About It

Many installed vision systems get disconnected or fail to produce results over time because: They get moved or “tweaked” out of alignment Reject rates, alarms or poor results rise over time Line operators cannot easily program new product configurations into the system Inspection programming is not robust enough for all in-plant scenarios How can you […]

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Auto-Trainable Vision System Ensures Quality for Future Product Combinations

Key Features Front and back label inspection with recipe/label verification Date and lot code inspection – Robust Optical Character Verification (OCV) is used for inspecting quality, contrast, and legibility of printed codes Auto-trainable vision system allows line operators to add hundreds of new product combinations without the need for additional integration support. Challenges If the […]

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Reducing the Risk of Recall with Automated Vision Inspections

The average cost of a food product recall is greater than $10 million when adding the time, effort and expense of recovering the recalled products, according to Food Safety Technology. While this cost alone may be surmountable for larger packaged food companies, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the consequences […]

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Three Machine Vision Engineering & Design Trends for 2020

2020 Industry, Regulatory, and Technology Trends Influencing the Machine Vision Systems Manufacturers Market The global machine vision market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6.5%, reaching a value of $14.7B, through 2025, according to a report by Markets and Markets. This growth is influenced by many factors, including new packaging methodologies, label regulations, […]

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How EPIC Systems is Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dear Valued Clients and Vendors, In the midst of this pandemic, the health and safety of our EPIC Systems employees, business partners and clients is our highest priority.  At the same time, we want to reiterate that we are here for you. EPIC Systems has been deemed an essential business and remains open during this time. We […]

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How We Support the Roll-Out of Multiple Vision Systems Across the Globe

EPIC often receives inquiries regarding our global roll-out programs for multi-line vision systems; vision systems that perform that same inspection but are installed at multiple locations around the globe. Potential clients and partners ask us, “How can a company in St. Louis effectively and consistently support the deployment of multiple vision systems across the world?” […]

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Does Your Vision Integrator Follow These 6 Crucial Steps?

When discussing the proper steps for machine vision integration, famous words by Benjamin Franklin ring true – “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” With a machine vision market that is fraught with cheap, unreliable camera inspection solutions, it’s crucial to understand the steps that a trustworthy vision integrator takes to provide you with […]

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What Are Automated Vision Systems?

What are automated vision systems? What capabilities do they have and should you consider investing in one? Automated vision systems, also known as machine vision systems, provide image-based inspection for a variety of industrial and manufacturing applications. A smart camera that has been calibrated to perform specific inspections automatically examines products as they flow down […]

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3 Reasons You Need a Vision Integrator, Not a Vendor

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already familiar with the benefits of machine vision systems to the manufacturing and packaging industries. When properly designed, automated vision inspection systems allow for higher speeds of inspection, greater inspection efficiency and more accurate pass/fail rates. The important phrase to note here is “properly designed.” Plenty of […]

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Ask an Expert: Experience with Machine Vision Systems Matters

Worried about what a defect found in your product could do to your brands’ image? Consumer voices are more powerful than ever – especially on social media – which means every defect poses a serious risk to your brand image. Vision systems can make sure defective products never leave your plant, but not all vision […]

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