Avoid these common misunderstandings when using machine vision or barcode scanning

Do’s and Don’ts: Unleashing the True Potential of Machine Vision

By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation

In the ever-evolving world of technology, businesses and industries have a real need to consistently seek innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, productivity, and overall performance. Put simply, if they don’t, they won’t remain competitive for long. 

Machine vision and barcode scanning technology help companies do just that. Innovations by companies like Zebra Technologies have emerged as powerful tools for solving a long list of pain points that are commonly associated with old-school manufacturing.

Here are just a few of the many benefits:

  • Enhanced quality and process control
  • Detection of visual inconsistencies in labels, packages, and item designs on production lines, minimizing defects that could lead to returns, noncompliance penalties, and other financial losses
  • Automated inspection
  • Streamlining and process improvement
  • Real-time visual inspections of items as they move down the line
  • Trackability/traceability
  • Improved operational visibility
  • Compliance with regulations

However, amid the excitement of adopting cutting-edge solutions, many customers often fall prey to certain misconceptions and pitfalls that can hinder the full realization of the technology’s potential. 

Not Taking Full Advantage of the Customization Potential

One prevalent misconception among many companies is the assumption that machine vision solutions are one-size-fits-all. FPE Automation has a team of experts that can offer you a higher degree of flexibility, allowing your business to tailor the solutions to your unique environment and application. By understanding your specific needs, our team can work with your engineers to harness the full power of customization and achieve optimal efficiency in your operations.

Not Fully Understanding the Process in Advance

Adopting machine vision technology is a transformative journey. While Zebra’s range of mobile computers, barcode scanners, and RFID readers are indeed powerful, successful implementation requires careful planning, integration, and adaptation. The right approach ensures a smoother transition and long-term success. At FPE Automation, it is our role to assemble the right team to do the job. We can involve top industry talent and, if necessary, pull in our own Handshake Solutions team to help you achieve your goals. 

Customer Success Story: Revolutionizing Warehouse Management

One inspiring success story comes from a leading e-commerce giant that was struggling to optimize its warehouse operations. Facing challenges in inventory management, order accuracy, and overall efficiency, the company turned to Zebra’s industrial machine vision and fixed scanners.

Upon partnering with Zebra’s experts, the e-commerce giant underwent a comprehensive evaluation of their warehouse layout and operational workflows. The Zebra team collaborated closely with the customer to customize a solution that perfectly aligned with their specific needs.

Through the seamless integration of machine vision technology, the organization’s upper management witnessed a remarkable transformation. Real-time tracking and accurate data capture minimized errors in order fulfillment, leading to increased customer satisfaction. The ability to tailor the solution to the warehouse environment maximized efficiency and boosted productivity.

Zebra’s machine vision technology offers immense potential for businesses across diverse industries. To truly unlock its power, companies must steer clear of common misunderstandings and misconceptions. By embracing customization, managing expectations, and assembling the right team to do the job, businesses can harness the true potential of Zebra’s cutting-edge solutions.

We Live in a World Where Manufacturing Excellence and Operational Efficiency Matter More and More

Partnering with FPE Automation for your machine vision and barcode scanning needs is a strategic choice that ensures your company stays ahead of the curve. With a genuine commitment to simplifying complexity, FPE Automation, in collaboration with Zebra, offers an unparalleled solution that transforms fixed scanning and machine vision into streamlined, accessible processes. 
Zebra’s groundbreaking hardware and software platform, backed by decades of industrial leadership, empowers you to unlock new levels of productivity and precision. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, FPE Automation’s expertise ensures a smooth journey, from setup to execution, enabling your company to seize the benefits of Zebra’s game-changing innovation. Embrace the future of industrial automation with confidence as the engineers at FPE Automation work with your engineers to pave the way for your success.

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