Videoconferencing technology is becoming more common in the workplace, and one of the more interesting uses of video conferencing is for quality control in manufacturing and research & development. Being able to connect your head office with external factories or other facilities cost-effectively via high definition video means you can ensure that manufacturing benchmarks are met consistently. It also makes development easier as you can connect with offices across the globe, see and compare components, share data and talk at the same time.
Many companies use videoconferencing to cut down on travel time and the expenses incurred by meeting face to face, and more and more businesses are now discovering the collaborative benefits of videoconferencing too. In manufacturing, being able to link manufacturer, designer and administrator via video means collaborative research and development projects are much more affordable; it opens up the way for global partnerships to be formed where they simply wouldn’t have been practical before. However, the major benefit is that using videoconferencing for quality control gives companies a much more effective route to ensuring consistently high quality across their product range.
One of our customers is UK manufacturer Triton Showers, which has video conferencing equipment installed in both its manufacturing and assembly facilities. This means that at any time the company can communicate with both facilities to take a close look at component manufacture, pick up defects, ensure quality control in the assembly process and so on. Better still, Triton Showers actually has two video connections installed, which means they can use both a meeting room camera and visualiser simultaneously. The visualiser is a top-down camera with a 20x zoom facility that can zoom in on components to microchip level. Using both camera feeds, Triton Showers’ assembly and manufacturing plants can come together to examine components and assembled products in close detail to ensure consistent quality throughout their range.
There are many videoconferencing options available, and it can be difficult to decide exactly which system would work best for your company’s unique circumstances. If you’re interested in finding out more about using videoconferencing for quality control and would like a free, no obligation chat with us to discover the best options available, give us a call on 0118 336 0010.