Both employers and textile service providers are liable for legally compliant compliance with the EN ISO 20471 standard for high-visibility warning clothing. We have developed an automatic system for the textile service provider MEWA that checks the quality of high-visibility clothing quickly and reliably. Through “WSP”, this quality inspection is automated and carried out in consistently high quality.
Integrated optical quality control
Garments, after washing and finishing on individual hangers, pass through our pick-up box, where photos are taken of the front and back. Our software analyzes them in real time and transmits the result to control software, which sends the garments to further stations in the quality control process. The results of the inspection are stored in the system – a valuable collection of data available to the customer for analyzing and optimizing the system, as well as internal processes such as the washing process.
Automation Solves product liability risk
In many companies in the industry, the quality inspection of warning clothing is carried out manually by the wearers themselves or by qualified employees of service providers. Among other things, they check the washed garments for brightness and color fastness of the warning color, as well as the integrity of the reflective stripes. This procedure is inadequate because human color perception cannot accurately assess the narrow limits of the EN ISO 20471 standard. Liability in the event of an accident with non-standard clothing can therefore become a danger for companies and textile service providers.
Our automated solution supports employees in this visual inspection and accelerates this process at the same time. Parts that no longer conform to standards can be sorted out automatically and damaged parts repaired.