Companies in food and beverage, packaging, automotive, and other high-volume manufacturing applications are finding ever-increasing use for vision systems to automate the monitoring of product quality. Their customers crave the conformance benefits that vision systems provide, while quality practitioners can harness a new source of data to drive additional insights into product quality and process performance to fuel improvements. Sightline Process Control and DataNet Quality Systems have successfully integrated Sightline’s vision systems with DataNet’s Statistical Process Control software, creating a combined solution that elevates manufacturing quality levels and reduces production cost.
The partnership between these two companies was driven by customer requirements from innovative, continuous improvement projects in the food industry. Sightline, based in Ottawa Canada (www.spci.ca), has been providing inline 3D/color vision and automation solutions to some of the world’s largest manufacturers in packaging, bakery, poultry, and bottling industries since 2009. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC® software, installed in manufacturing facilities around the globe, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information in the form of live SPC charts, alarms, dashboards, reports, and analysis tools.
With Sightline and WinSPC combined, this shop-floor solution becomes a tightly integrated system that’s backed by cooperative support teams eager to provide expert assistance. This automated measurement, tracking, alarming, and analysis solution offers a new dimension to quality, where every unit produced is tested and the entire process is statistically monitored for process trends in real-time. Customer satisfaction goes up, production costs go down – and the integrated solution makes things a whole lot easier to manage.
DataNet Quality Systems empowers manufacturers to improve products, processes, and profitability through real-time statistical software solutions. The company’s vision is to deliver trusted and capable technology solutions that allow manufacturers to create the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost. DataNet’s flagship product, WinSPC, provides statistical decision-making at the point of production and delivers real-time, actionable information to where it is needed most. With over 2500 installed facilities worldwide and distributors across the globe, DataNet is dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service and support, shop-floor expertise, and professional Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing services. Visit https://www.winspc.com/ for more information.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with sales and service in Europe, Sightline specializes in 3D color vision technology used in inspection systems and automation solutions for process control. Sightline’s expertise in imaging techniques improves product quality, increases line productivity, and reduces operating costs for food customers such as bakery, snack food, meat & poultry plus many others.