Inspection of Medical Cartridges
Our customer produces up to 3,000 cartridges per day. Here, especially the cartridge tips need to be checked. Before using the Maddox AI system, this was done manually by two employees per shift. Depending on the shift and personnel, the sorting accuracy varied considerably.
Maddox AI has developed a semi-automatic inspection device that uses two cameras to inspect the cartridges from the top and focus on the tip. The system detects contaminations, burrs and cracks, among other things.
The cartridges were checked manually in three shifts by a total of three to six employees. The detection accuracy varied depending on the inspector.
All products are inspected 100% automatically according to a precise defect definition. The inspection system is operated by one employee per shift.
The plant received an average of two customer complaints per year, which had to be manually rechecked.
No further customer complaints have been received since the installation of Maddox AI.
Since the inspection results were not digitized, no regular structured root cause analysis was performed.
Thanks to the digitized inspection process, the production scrap rate has been reduced by 20%.
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