The advanced manufacturing company, which is housed in the Salisbury Business Center, has a relatively sparse shop floor. Several machines, with a few employees tediously working to perfect software bugs and install electrical and data wires, inhabit the floor.
Other Integro employees work above the shop floor, looking at machine layouts on a higher level of the building.
‘To us, it’s what we do day in and day out, but to other people it’s probably rocket science,’ said Integro Senior Project Manager Pat LaFerriere. ‘There are literally only three businesses in the U.S. right now that are solely focuses on vision.’
In describing the value of ‘vision technology,’ LaFerriere said many businesses don’t make vision or quality inspection as a high priority, meaning that products may not be inspected as closely as needed.
‘A lot folks think about quality as an afterthought,’ he said. ‘For most it’s about throughput. In that case you could end up with a product that doesn’t do what it needs to do.'”