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QA vision system can be set up in 'minutes’ without needing SIs

13 September, 2018

An Israeli-German company has developed a machine-vision-based QA (quality assurance) technology which, it claims, can be installed within minutes without needing systems integrators or the lengthy processes usually associated with setting up QA systems.

Inspekto says that its Autonomous Machine Vision technology will adapt automatically to any changes in the inspection environment – such as variations in lighting conditions, or object location or orientation – without any human intervention. Its machine vision and artificial intelligence capabilities mean that users can also change the object being inspected and the QA system – or even move the system to another production line – within minutes, without needing external experts.

The system uses a technology called Plug & Inspect which Inspekto describes as “the world’s first integrator-less technology for visual quality inspection, gating and sorting”, adding that it will eliminate the integration costs and customised developments that characterise today’s machine vision technologies. 

“Traditional QA methods rely on systems integrators to install and adjust the QA system,” explains Inspekto CEO, Harel Boren. “This imposes a tedious, expert-dependant set-up and commissioning process, and ties manufacturers to a third-party installer, leading to inescapable excessive costs and downtime. Autonomous Machine Vision changes this. It makes the SI entirely obsolete and brings control in-house, giving manufacturers the opportunity to plug and inspect in minutes.”

He believes that his company is “on course to change machine vision QA from the necessary evil it is, to be customer-centric, and to give QA managers a tool that is 100 times quicker to set up, at 1/10th the cost”.

Boren: bringing control in-house and making systems integrators obsolete

Inspekto asserts that its technology “finally makes total QA possible for any industrial plant”, with inspections being conducted at every stage along a production line, and no longer just at a critical points or the end of the line. It will allow quality defects to be identified earlier than with traditional QA methods, reducing the resources wasted on manufacturing items with quality defects.

The system will make its public debut at the Vision 2018 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, in November.




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