AKRON, OH – April 9, 2013 – Applied Vision Corporation recently installed 12 Cyclops® inspection systems at Mivisa’s La Rioja, Spain plant. Mivisa is the leader in food can end manufacturing in Spain and the third largest manufacturer in its sector in Europe.

Mivisa was in the market for a new inspection system after determining that its factory’s distinct setup required a unique fleet of inspection machines to maximize efficiency. Brian Baird, vice president of software development, Applied Vision, said that Mivisa is a progressive, forward-thinking company that was looking for the same qualities in a supplier.

“Mivisa likes our approach of creating a user friendly, self-contained system that takes up significantly less space,” Baird said. “Mivisa is constantly pushing the envelope to deploy best practices in productivity and efficiency which is why the company chose Applied Vision to continue that improvement.”
Because of factory space restrictions, the more compact Cyclops better suits Mivisa than its previous inspection system. Mivisa’s former inspection system ran conduits through the concrete floor, crossing building boundaries and creating a cluttered environment. Cyclops eliminated these issues and provided a safer work environment for employees.

By combining imaging, lighting and processing into one compact enclosure, Cyclops’ autonomous design eliminates reliance on a distributed, hard-wired system. Costs associated with the Cyclops are substantially offset by its return-on-investment for automation, improved reliability and reduced product defects for manufacturers.

“Cyclops is a perfect fit for our business,” said Mivisa’s Jaime Chavez Sanchez, vision systems project manager. “Its convenient size, flexibility and power have allowed us to expand vision coverage throughout our business.”

About Applied Vision Corporation
Applied Vision Corporation designs and manufactures application-specific machine vision inspection systems for the packaging, food and beverage container and color printing industries. Applied Vision systems are sold worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs), fullservice distributors and company direct. For more information on Applied Vision’s machine vision solutions, visit www.appliedvision.com.