The process begins with an assessment of the customer’s needs to ensure a clear definition of their statement of work, request for quotation or specifications. Before Intec can design a solution, they ensure they understand the outcomes desired and the parameters that impact the solution’s success. Metrics are gathered such as cycle times, outputs, quality parameters, and delivery methodology. Quality metrics may also have to be defined from scratch if the shift is from a manual process to an automated process. In that scenario, quality control may require a camera to create the “machine vision.” The camera works the same way every time, whereas the performance of the same task done by manual workforce is inconsistent, no matter how well they are trained or how conscientious they are. Intec’s machine vision systems measure throughput, cycle time, quality uptime and more, based on parameters established to ensure quality control. Vision systems are always paying attention, so if there is a machine defect, it is found immediately at the root cause of the defect and the production line can be rerouted so the manufacturing process can continue.
We can help our customers automate simple and complex assemblies, manufacturing, inspection, testing, and web conversion processes— improve quality, increase throughput, and reduce downtime and defects
Intec’s roadmap includes building strategic partnerships with leading companies in their most dominant industry verticals and enhancing American capacity to upgrade manufacturing competitiveness. These two initiatives work well to support one another and the partnerships will enable Intec to build a stronger understanding of their customers’ needs within a specific market and develop new ways to increase their value to the customers. According to Marcotte, “Automation is moving at such an accelerated rate since it is a necessity for US manufactures to stay competitive in this global market. There is real success for companies that are both in automation business and for manufacturers who implement automation. Our goal is to build those strategic partnerships, for a win-win scenario.”