ECS is a software and hardware company with one goal in mind – to increase the realized capacity of your manufacturing process.
Our camera based quality control systems help increase the speed of the process while decreasing waste (defects and wasted material during process disruptions) and delay (downtime). Maintaining and increasing the realized capacity is not an option for today’s industries – it’s the key to survival and this task is not getting easier.
Why choose ECS?
Because these solutions become such a long-term and integral and critical aspect of best practices for our installed base – ECS understands we must become a partner in all aspects of the product lifecycle of these camera based solutions. We must be focused at all times on not only on how our systems are developed and built – but equally as important is the quality of installation and support. Our systems cannot afford to fail the operator and management when it’s needed most. In other words – we help increase uptime of your process – so the uptime of the camera based quality control system should never the problem.
The best equipment coupled with the best people.
From a solution standpoint – ECS provides a wide selection of quality control solutions under three main groups that can be installed in two ways
1. On a single process
a. Process Monitoring
b. Event Capture
c. Web Inspection
2. On a group of processes - RIM
Any of the solutions can be executed in the field from large permanent systems to small rolling or handheld configurations.
Intelligence Roll Mapping: What is Realized Capacity on a group of processes?
The majority of products that are manufactured are a sum of several individual steps. A primary asset creates a batch of goods that is then sent to another process for additional value add.
For example – a diaper starts from a rolled product 3 to 10 meters wide weighing several tons and is converted over multiple steps to create the highly engineered product used in a household. The overall realized capacity is a sum of the individual steps. RIM is the application of defect data from one process that is passed to the next process allowing these subsequent processes to optimize how it’s converted. A chain is only as strong as each individual link – RIM ensures each link in a multi-step process positively contributes to the overall realized capacity of the entire manufacturing cycle.
THE MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO ADD VISIBILITY INTO HARD-TO-SEE AND DANGEROUS AREAS OF YOUR PROCESS.
Uses Power over Ethernet IP (Internet Protocol) cameras
Camera signal can be sent via mill network or dedicated ECS camera network
High compression H264 video format to minimize burden on mill network
Process Monitoring Downloads
A SCALABLE, INTUITIVE, TOUCH SCREEN SOLUTION FOR EVENT CAPTURE THAT CAN RUN ON ANY DEVICE.
Multiple camera support with global synchronization
Ease of use in any environment - touch screen interface with industry standard screen gestures
Video image processing that can provide proactive indications of process faults, variations and defects
Completely non-proprietary hardware to support GigE camera video capture
Event Capture Downloads
OUR SOLUTION CAN IDENTIFY PROCESS DEFECTS IN HARSH CONDITIONS, AMBIENT LIGHT, OR MICRO WRINKLES WITH DEDICATED LED AND CAMERA BEAM CONFIGURATIONS
Utilizes area scan cameras for superior image quality
Directional analysis for web inspection in dusty environments
Single interface can show and control multiple beams along the machine direction on the same process
Web inspection data can be collected with additional process data on a per roll basis, and stored in the ECS process database
Web Inspection Downloads
ROLL INTELLIGENCE MAPPING (RIM)
USING ECS INCREASES YOUR OVERALL EQUIPMENT EFFECTIVENESS (OEE) BY TRACKING PROCESS CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE PRIMARY ASSET THROUGH VALUE ADD CONVERTING.
Web Inspection defect roll map for review and downstream machine control
Time stamp (sheet mark) the product during manufacturing
Read the mark at converting to provide proactive information on sheet quality
Correlate any process variable by time stamp from primary asset through converting
Roll Intelligence Mapping Downloads
Roll Intelligence Mapping
FROM A SINGLE CAMERA TO A NETWORK OF MOBILE CAMERA STATIONS—GET THE ECS TECHNOLOGIES WITH THE BEST TOOLS FOR SOLVING RANDOMLY OCCURRING PROBLEMS.
Intuitive touchscreen user experience with console-style carts
Point-to-point wireless networking enables remote access to mobile systems
Expand primary systems easily without added backbone costs
Laptop-based systems available for traveling troubleshooting applications
Rugged modular recording units ready for self-contained deployment into the process
Wireless Solutions Downloads
SERVICE & SUPPORT
WE PLEDGE TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCE TO EVERY ECS CLIENT.
Individual Attention: We will treat each client with the utmost care; we will develop and maintain a strong personal relationship; we will provide service with a commitment to professionalism, trust and the highest level of personal and professional integrity.
Responsive: We will respond to a client’s urgent need immediately. ECS strongly encourages the ability to access all systems via various protocols through the internet.
Proactive: We are committed to understanding the goals and needs of our clients, responding to such needs with our best service, advice and products. We will strive to provide our clients with innovative solutions and opportunities to improve and grow their business.
To request service/support:
ECS Service Line (704) 519-5053
ECS Main Number (704) 625-8812
Service & Support Downloads
Service & Support Fact Sheet
ECS Custom Solutions
Event Capture Systems can custom make solutions that fit the needs of our Pulp & Paper Industry customers.
Whether that is a custom light beam solution in a tight space, or creating a wireless solution for various cameras, ECS can help customers achieve anything.