Monitor manufacturing lines
Network video is currently being used for monitoring
manufacturing lines, industrial and pharmaceutical
processes, automation, warehouse and stock control
systems to name just a few examples of industrial
applications. Efficiency at a production plant can be
greatly enhanced through the use of "virtual eyes."
Examples of where cameras can be used in an
At, for example, a rock crushing plant or chemical
processing plant where there are health hazards for
employees, remote monitoring of production processes
provide the ideal solution. A network video system
feeding images to the control room gives a plant
worker the opportunity to check for machine
malfunctions without the slightest risk of inhaling
dust or toxic fumes.
Production lines and robots
Cameras observing an automated production line or
factory robots can be programmed to send e-mail alerts
if something unusual occurs. That way, the plant's
staff is relieved of the monotonous and time-consuming
process of watching out for machine malfunctions.
If a malfunction does occur and there are no
service engineers in the area, network video can be
used to set up a virtual meeting and get technical
support at a distance.
The accumulated costs of petty theft of raw
materials entering and manufactured goods leaving a
plant can add up to a huge problem over time. Network
cameras work as a crime deterrent here, as well as
offering an easy way to check the efficiency of the
loading/unloading methods being used.
Making sure a storage system works well--that
goods can be accessed and are efficiently managed--can
significantly affect the bottom line at a
manufacturing plant. The fact that storage is often
handled at remote sites, usually due to the lower
cost, makes this another good place to install network
Volkswagen (Germany), Pines Manufacturing (USA) and
China XiNan Power Elc. are examples of Axis customers
currently using network video products for industrial