Deadline: 2019-09-18 Award: INR 3,00,000 Open to: Everyone*
While inspecting the Blanks, each Blank is inspected by the operator manually at the offline inspection stations. To perform the inspection, the operators (2 or 3) picks up the Blanks or a lifting arm (as depicted in the image) assists the operator to inspect both the sides of the blank visually. An operator takes roughly 20 secs to inspect per side of Blank. After the inspection, the operator segregates the defective Blanks from the good ones. Though the operator is able to identify all the defects, this process of manual inspection causes operator fatigue. Moreover, this process is very time consuming, tedious and inefficient process resulting in low productivity.
Though commercial inspection systems are available in the market, the costs are prohibitively high. It is not feasible to install them in multiple processing lines either, as the volumes do not justify the high capital investment in this process.