Installation of a New Cognex Vision System for Quality Inspection on PDS (ATS5889) Machine at Surgical Device Company in the Eastern Region of Puerto Rico
Zeno Hernández, Raúl A.
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There is a 4-6% scrap on PDS (Protected Disposable Scalpel) machine actual vision system. It is important for the company to manage more efficiently and try to reduce scrap percentage through the entire process of the blades and scalpels fabrication, to be able to sustain in the surgical business and prevent losses of significant amounts of money due to client loss. It is possible to reduce scrap on this machine at this specific station since we are having false rejects due to actual vision system reduced capability. Using a new Cognex  vision system it is possible to reduce scrap having a better image of the product, eliminating false rejects. After analysis it is possible to say that 2013 year was the year with more scrap related to the PPT PDS Vision System. Another observation is that the major causes of scrap were the over buffing and stains on the scalpel blade. This new Cognex Vision System could be used on most of the applications for visual inspection in the manufacturing companies. Key Terms - Cognex Vision System, Over Buffing and Stains, Scrap Reduction, Surgical Device Company Las Piedras, PR.