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The long way

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:00
Sometimes it is astonishing to see how long it takes to implement a vision system.

We have found jobs where a vision system could make a substantial saving like reducing staffs by three persons. The payback time would be less than half a year.

In one case it took 18 years from the first proposal to the order. The savings, if the system was purchased when it was offered first time would have been 20 million Dkr.

How to make the Japanese customers happy

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:00
It can be a great advantage to be located in another time zone.

Our installations in Japan are used for inspection of glass tubing. If the engineers identify a problem with the equipment during the day, they send us an email before going home from work.

We can access the system via the Internet during their evening, find the issue, and change parameters or setup. Next morning when the engineers come back to the factory they have a message on the machine and in their mailbox that JLI has rectified the problem during the night.

Our customers in Japan tell us that they receive better service from JLI than from their local suppliers. Working in different time zones can have astonishing benefits.

20 years of flawless service

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:00

In 1989 JLI installed a vision system in a steelworks in UK. This unit has never been switched off and is still in operation. Spare parts are no longer available so the steelworks decided to install a new JLI system in parallel with the old one, a couple of years ago.

For the historically interested, the old system is based on Multibus with an Intel 80286 processor and the programmes placed in solid PROM. It is a real ruggedized industrial system.

The fans in the system died many years, ago but cooling is sufficient without blowers, even with a centimetre thick layer of dark sticky steelworks dust on the circuit boards.

The system is still working as well as when it was installed 21 years ago and has never received service or maintenance.

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