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How much do you spend on quality control at your company? The American Society for Quality estimates the average quality-related costs range from 15 to 20 percent of revenue. Costs of poor quality range from 10 to 15% of your operations budget. You must also take into account the labor costs of these processes, and labor is a large percentage (up to 60%) of your company.

When you make quality control efficiency a priority, you can lower your overall costs. We show you how automatic visual inspection machines can help you reduce your quality control costs.

Appraisal Costs

Appraisal is one of the most significant parts of quality control, whether you use human-based processes or machine-based ones. Costs of quality control appraisal include verification, auditing, and rating the final products.

Automatic visual inspection machines can make quality control appraisals much easier. You may not be able to completely get rid of your quality control staff. Still, machine learning and artificial intelligence allow your quality control staff to focus on other tasks, like strategizing better raw materials for your products and determining the costs of improving your processes versus the improved revenue.  

Internal Failure Costs

Internal failure costs happen before your products are delivered to the customer. You may have to redo an entire batch of items. Your staff will have to determine where the problem lies, from defects in raw materials or the wrong settings on machines to faulty processes or a lack of analysis.

Automatic visual inspection machines can identify defects the human eye can’t see readily. They can hone in on the problem, giving your staff an idea of what the problem is before more products need to be remade.

Prevention Costs

Prevention costs for quality control occur before products are produced. These costs include planning, training, and adding new technology to your processes. However, prevention can reduce more costs later. Preventing quality control issues before they happen can eliminate redoing entire batches later.

Prevention is where automatic visual inspection machines excel in your quality control processes. Using artificial intelligence, neural networks, and machine learning, state-of-the-art visual inspection machines only get better the longer you use them. Proper lighting, high-resolution cameras, and digital imagery allow this type of equipment to quickly decide what should be a defect, reject, or allowable in a matter of seconds.

Contact Us for Visual Inspection Machines

Consider how much money you can save with improved quality control processes. AI and machine learning continue to improve as the technology progresses.  

Mitigate quality control problems before they start, and reduce your overall costs, thanks to automatic visual inspection machines from Doss Visual Solution.

For more information on our capabilities, reach out to our North American team.