The first mover into the Autonomous Machine Vision category, Inspekto, has launched its rich suite of applications for the INSPEKTO S70 system. Inspekto heads to Germany to share the news of how Autonomous Machine Vision brings the flexibility needed to increase per-line productivity and profitability to an extraordinary extent. Available from 7 May 2019, the first day of Control, the international trade fair for quality assurance (QA), the apps bring a new level of value to QA and machine vision products.
Launched at VISION 2018 in Stuttgart, the INSPEKTO S70 is the first product in the Autonomous Machine Vision category. Available to industrial firms at one tenth of the cost of a traditional solution, both the system and its apps can be installed in 30 to 45 minutes by the plant’s own personnel, with no requirement for an external vision systems integrator nor any experts.
The new suite of applications adds substantial layers of value to every INSPEKTO S70 installed on the manufacturing line. On top of its standard visual quality assurance (QA) capabilities sit a myriad of apps including Inspekto TRACKS, for archiving images and information as a product travels down the production line. Manufacturers can use this app to null any incorrect claims about product quality and also to perform root-cause analysis to find out at what stage in production defects may be occurring and why.
Inspekto TYPES is a power-multiplier app for every INSPEKTO S70 system which makes it possible to inspect any number of product models at the same location on the production line. For example, manufacturers using plastic injection moulding machines are now able to set one INSPEKTO S70 system to inspect tens, or even hundreds of products manufactured by the moulding heads of each plastic injection machine. A further application, Inspekto ACCOUNT, means products can be accurately and rapidly counted as they are boxed for shipment.
“Inspekto is bringing the Apple experience to the machine vision industry,” explained Harel Boren, CEO of Inspekto. “An industry blighted by complexity, high cost and long wait times has already been transformed by Autonomous Machine Vision, which bundles an enormous amount of technology into a simple platform for the end-user.
“Taking the iPhone as an example,” added Boren. “When iPhone devices are purchased, they are identical. Days later, my iPhone will be drastically different from yours. This is because each person’s smartphone contains applications tailored to the needs of the user. The same is true of the INSPEKTO S70, the user can tailor the product to their exact needs, be it visual QA, archiving and traceability, multi-product support, counting, sorting, gating or root-cause analysis on a plant or firm scale.”
“Inspekto’s focus is not just on quality assurance,” explained Yonatan Hyatt, CTO of Inspekto. “The company is a driver of manufacturers plants’ profitability and productivity. Our Autonomous Machine Vision systems are now even more powerful because the applications bring immense layers of value to the user on the shopfloor. Manufacturing plants in all industries, are no longer tied to the constraints of an inflexible, tedious and expensive vision solution, but finally have access to a customisable platform that saves them hundreds of thousands of Euros every year.”