How Medical Machine Vision Increases Throughput in Today’s Top Clinical Analyzers
September 8, 2016 - Embedded Machine Vision, Fixed Mount Machine Vision, Industry News, JADAK News, Machine Vision, Machine Vision, Machine Vision Services, Machine Vision Software, News, Product News
By Todd Pellegrino, Applications Engineer
Clinical Analyzer OEMs are constantly looking to innovate and find new ways to set their product apart from competitors, thereby gaining market share. Many device manufacturers in this market space point to the importance of two things: a need to increase throughput and the requirement to reduce potential errors.
Machine vision inspection (sometimes described as “image analysis”) can be used to increase throughput on clinical analyzers while reducing the need for an operator to monitor errors. Using a medical machine vision solution allows many functions of an inspection point to be combined into a single area. Combining multiple inspections can often be faster than stopping and indexing between individual stations. For example, medical machine vision analysis can provide detailed feedback on features such as test tube presence, cap on or off, and tube height in one inspection station. Often this result can be determined in less overall time than if each of these inspections were performed individually.
In addition, the consolidation of inspections through the use of machine vision can reduce the overall hardware cost of a system by removing extraneous sensors, brackets, and cables. It can also reduce the size and space of the device, as well as, lower the number of outside vendors needed.
In addition, medical machine vision solutions typically allow for flexibility and future expansion.
Contact the medical machine vision experts at JADAK for a machine vision consultation.