Is your business currently using machine vision technology? Perhaps it’s something you’ve considered but you’re not sure whether it’s right for you. Or maybe you had no idea this technology was available. Either way, let’s take a look at the machine vision technology that is out there, and so you can decide whether it’s right for your business.
Which industry sectors can make use of machine vision?
Numerous industries are putting Multipx technology to good use. Could this be something your competitors are using to get the edge over you?
Aerospace and defence
Heavy duty machine vision cameras are regularly used by aerospace and defence businesses. In this arena, you’ll be looking for something that is precise yet exceptionally sturdy and robust.
Life science and medical
You are probably aware of the use of machine vision within microscopy. But did you know that it also has medical and life-science applications? Within this area, users seek extremely precise machine vision that can be operated with as much ease as possible, including in high-stress situations such as surgery.
Food and beverages
To become a leader in your manufacturing field, you will probably need some help from technology. By automating the task of inspections, you’ll dramatically reduce mistakes and improve quality. This in turn increases productivity and reduces waste, thereby further cutting your costs.
Intelligent traffic systems (ITS)
The traffic on our roads is increasingly assisted by ITS. Traffic violations can be detected, objects on highways can be identified for quick removal. Toll collection, traffic monitoring and road safety are all critical functions that can be performed by machine vision technology.
Other functions your business may wish to automate
Even as a small business, automation is becoming increasingly important. Whether you work from home as a freelancer, or run the operations department of a manufacturing company, you are probably looking to increase your automation to improve productivity. Do you receive reminders from online businesses when you’ve put something into your basket and failed to complete the purchase? Birthday offers from your favourite local restaurant? Special offers by text from Dominoes? This one works on me every time! These are all examples of successful automation. Is it time your business was using it too?
Here are a few things you might want to consider automating:
- Contact form and response: Add a contact form to your website. When someone contacts you, add an automated reply to let them know that you’ve received their message and you will be in touch shortly. The same automated technology can assign a task to a member of your team to get in touch with the person who contacted you.
- Repeat business: There is a pathway that most people take from being aware of a business to becoming a customer. It tends to be quite lengthy, involving building trust and a decision-making process. That’s why it’s so important to keep existing customers on board. So, why not automate that process? Prompt future sales by using automation to let people know when they need to restock on your product.
- Abandoned shopping carts: If people put a product into their basket on your website and don’t complete the purchase, it is well worth having an automated process that sends them an email reminder. This may be 30 minutes later, the following week or both.
What other processes do you automate in your business?