In the assembly, there is the widespread demand for exact quality control, but this control must be carried out without delay! Smart Production aims to reduce costs, increase quality and increase productivity. With the ivii.smartdesk it is possible for the first time to fulfill these divergent requirements at the same time: Both the quality and the performance are increased!
100 % quality check throughout the assembly process
The image recognition and image processing system of the ivii.smartdesk captures all components used during assembly. Each work step is reliably validated. The next step can only be carried out when the previous one has been classed as „OK“. Thanks to a real-time feedback system, personnel receive an immediate evaluation of the quality of the step taken. So the error-free production finally becomes reality!
Focusing on the person
Thanks to the real-time feedback system, the employee receives immediate feedback on the quality of the work step. On the one hand, our solution gives our employees the certainty that they will not make mistakes and, on the other hand, increases the company’s success through a significant and lasting reduction in process costs. The system also records the experiences of employees, so plays an active role in the transfer of knowledge within the company.
- Complete quality control in the assembly
- Real-time feedback for the people involved in the process
- Minimization of complaints
The registration of minimum durability dates and lot numbers is cost-intensive in the pharmaceutical sector with significant quality issues. The often poor readability of the article information to be captured leads to a number of negative effects:
- Loss of concentration over the duration of working hours
- High error rates for manual data entry
- Manual entry of lot numbers is very time consuming
Quickly capture master data
The ivii.cube enables error-free, fast and, above all, reliable caption of article information for pharmaceutical products. The recorded data is converted into keyboard typing and can be transmitted to a wide range of systems without further adjustments.
The ivii.cube has several image systems to capture printed and embossed information. The integrated image processing interprets data matrix codes and barcodes, but also recognizes plain text.
If there is a Data Matrix code, the article information is interpreted by the code reader. Alternatively, the article number is first read as a barcode and in a second step, the date of minimum durability and the lot number. The seamless integration into goods-in or returns processes is the same as with a standard handheld scanner, the GS1 standard is supported.
- In less than 2 seconds to article number, minimum durability and lot number
- Consistently high quality of recorded data from printed or embossed information
With the ivii.assist we achieve a modern work environment in which man and machine work hand in hand.
Service in tune with the times
With the help of the latest web conference and augmented reality services, valuable expertise is available anytime, anywhere. Problem solving, fault rectification and other services can be implemented efficiently and quickly.
Troubleshooting from a distance
With the help of the integrated video communication platform, people from all around the world are connected to one another, in order to solve the on-site issue. The time required for servicing as well as lengthy and expensive system downtimes are reduced to a minimum. The time-consuming and costly travel conventionally associated with troubleshooting can largely be avoided.
- Travel expenses reduction by more than 20 %
- Reduce costs incurred by troubleshooting and finding faults on site by more than 90 %
- Reduce average ticket-turnaround times by more than 40 %
How sure is it that all loading equipment is clean? What are the consequences if goods get into a dirty load carrier?
Ready for the next usage
The ivii.smartinspector ensures that all load carriers used are free from foreign bodies and dirt: Ready to be used again!
100 % clean empty carriers
A camera takes pictures of the load carrier on the conveyor. These images are then compared to the reference image that the ivii.smartcam has
learned before. Significant deviations indicate foreign bodies and dirt in the load carrier. Then the load carrier is diverted for special checks.
- Less work: Only the load carries that need processing are automatically diverted for special checks and handling
- This check is carried out with no delay with the speed of the conveyor line
- Easy integration thanks to a PLC interface to higher-level systems
Many customers are faced with the challenge of documenting commissioned sales orders. For example, it must be noted in which state items were shipped. Thus, any complaints can be handled quickly and easily.
One picture is enough
The ivii.photostation is an optical image acquisition system that is integrated into existing work processes in an uncomplicated way. The ivii.photostation takes pictures of the load carriers (whether cardboard or plastic containers) on the conveyor. These image data are – with a time stamp and the container code (routing label) – stored on your FTP server.
Flexible application area
The solution can be installed flexibly along any conveyor system, wherever you need proof. The most common use is the goods exit before the goods are shipped to the customer.
- Reduction of processing time for complaints
- Reduction of the complaint costs by tracing
Precise delivery of customer-specific C parts
Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG is an independent subsidiary of the Würth Group and has more than 1,500 employees working at the location in Bad Mergentheim. Individual, tailor-made logistic procurement and supply concepts such as scanner-supported rack systems, automated electronic ordering systems or a just-in-time supply with container systems are produced.
Quickly finding the information for up to 40 packages in a container and then transmitting it to the system.
Goods-out is where the final check of packages of screws and tools takes place at Würth. The packages lie in chaotically inside the containers. Using character recognition, the right information is detected on the package and transmitted to the customer’s higher-level system.
The ivii.solution part 1
The ivii high-resolution camera takes a photo which is scanned for information using optical character recognition (OCR). The system searches for Article number, qunatity, length, width or ISO Standards. As soon as this information is found, it is transmitted to Würth’s higher-level system. The challenge here is quickly and efficiently detecting up to 40 packages in a container and obtaining the desired information using the image processing system.
The ivii.solution part 2
Here, ivii uses a 3D camera for industrial image processing. The 3D camera measures the length, width and height of the packages and counts the number of packages in the container. Taking these measurements allows the smallest possible shipping carton to be selected.
- Less dunnage
- Time saved
- Customers also do not need to dispose of extra dunnage
Ready for the future!
Würth meets all quality requirements today and in the future: Cameras and other hardware can be easily renewed with existing ivii. software.
100 % check of roofing tile materials
Currently, a 100 % check of roofing tiles is carried out using manual quality control. Optimization of this process step was called for as the checks generate noise that significantly affects employee health.
The ivii solution
We give you a 100 % automatic final check of roofing tiles. Defects in the roofing tiles are detected by the ivii image processing solution. The image processing software takes into account the error characteristics specified by the customer. The ivii software diverts all faulty products immediately, after which they are further processed manually. The results of these automatic checks are converted by the ivii.software into key figures, a valuable tool for the customer.
Jerich International, AT
Jerich International, headquartered in Gleisdorf near Graz, is an international corporation specializing in logistics solutions worldwide. With around 700 employees at 21 locations worldwide, Jerich offers its customers holistic logistics & supply chain solutions in the areas of transport, scheduling and terminal logistics in an international network.
100 % quality check of vehicle body parts
Currently, the quality process of the vehicle body parts is the manual six eye principle of employees. 100,000 parts are manually checked for quality per year. In the worst-case scenasrio, the production chain at Jerich’s customers is interrupted, resulting in high personnel costs and long delivery times. Jerich wants to relieve his employees of the enormous pressure by integrating an ivii image processing solution into the process.
ivii.smartdesk: A smart work station equipped with the image processing system of ivii is situated in the goods-out area.
This innovative workstation now suggests a manual six eye principle based on a two eyes principle. The image processing system checks the shape, the outer contour length, and the drill holes of the body part. Every detail is recorded and reported to the employee with real-time feedback. The experience of the employees flows into the system, which in turn leads to knowledge transfer in their own company.
- Immediate error correction in the process
- Relieving employees and thus focusing on other activities in the process
- Working with an easy-to-use-system
- Reduction of process costs
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Smooth glue application in window production
The application of glue is a very important process in window manufacturing. During glue application, an adhesive is applied with a contact roller to a wood profile which is then joined with the aluminium profile. If this process is not performed faultlessly, in the worst-case scenario, the two parts separate from each other and the window is damaged. The window cannot be used, a new one must be made and the customer is not satisfied. Despite the harsh industrial environment marked by dust and vibration, this process must be checked using an optical image processing system.
The ivii solution
A lightning concept for 100 % quality.
With a concept for lighting that ivii experts have designed, the glue is illuminated with UV light to make it fluoresce. Whether or not the glue completely covers the surface is immediately obvious. Imperfections in the wood can also be detected as well as whether or not the minimum widths of the glue profile have been achieved. Thanks to the ivii lighting concept, checks for complete glue coverage are made so no windows are thrown away. The quality is raised, the customer satisfied.
Production of wood profiles
The selection of a window manufacturer is key when it comes to constructing new buildings. A window should provide a wonderful view as well as protect from rain and storms. A leaky window badly reflects badly on the window manufacturer who, as a result, may get fewer and fewer orders.
The image processing system by ivii, however, guarantees flawless quality. Window production is checked with millimetre precision at different positions, providing immediate results to ensure better quality.
Precise measurement of wood profiles
Measuring wood profiles requires a high degree of precision. As the milling head of the machine wears out with time, the wood profile is cut with less precision and then poorly accommodates the window glass. Adding to the production challenges are fluctuations in daylight as well as tricky ambient conditions such as dust and vibration. These factors compromise quality, in particular because the measurement accuracy cannot deviate by more than 0.1 mm.
Your ivii solution
The ivii image processing system is used to measure the customer-specific and production-relevant characteristics of the wood profile.
The software allows the customer to add new characteristics to the system independently and easily thanks to the flexible ivii.software. Employee experience is also incorporated into the system which promotes the transfer of knowledge within the company.
- Non-destructive measurement of wood profiles
- Real time feedback for avoiding production errors directly in the process
- rapid intervention and therefore reduction of error costs
Thrifty White Pharmacy, USA
Thrifty White Pharmacy is a leading pharmacy chain, which caters to customers both online and on the ground with highly professional pharmacy services and quality products.
Recognizing the tiny differences in the shape and colour of tablets to ensure there are no errors in patient deliveries.
The ivii solution
Our system identifies the tablets, checks the quantity and interprets the patient labels. Optimized lighting ensures reliable recognition despite reflective surfaces.
Pankl Racing AG, AUT
Pankl Racing AG is a Styrian company and part of the international group KTM Industries. The High Performance Systems division produces high-grade drivetrains for motorcycles.
100 % monitoring of the assembly steps requires precision down to elements with a thickness of just 0.3 mm. The system must report the quality of the work step immediately and must not be disrupted by natural fluctuations in daylight. A key challenge was programming the correct assembly without prior knowledge of image processing and without the support of the ivii experts.
The ivii solution
Our software combined with a customized camera and lighting concept provides the employee with immediate feedback on the quality of the current work step. The intelligent assistance system from ivii guarantees 100 % traceability and quality assurance. New drivetrains can be taught in easily.
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Alphatron Marine, NLD
Alphatron Marine has been importing, delivering and installing navigation and communication devices as well as providing technical support on board ships for years. Alphatron is a leading manufacturer and co-manufacturer of all-in-one bridge systems.
Technical support needs to be available immediately, all around the world and in any type of weather.
The ivii solution
Our industrial head-mounted display connects experts around the world with technicians on site via audio and video conference technology. The experts guide the technicians through the process and the technician is able to fully concentrate on their work steps thanks to our hands-free solution. The Alphatron Marine crew on board is able to speak directly to the experts in the Alphatron Marine office via a simple communication connection (satellite, 3G or 4G).
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Implantcast is a highly-specialized medical technology from the area around Hamburg. The company offers optimum solutions for individual patients.
The challenge: The employee needs to be supported during goods picking so that they can distribute the suitable packs quickly and completely reliably.
The ivii solution: Our solution detects the packs at the picking station via augmented reality based on datamatrix codes. A beamer illuminates the packs next to be picked, and only these. This boosts quality as well as accelerating the entire picking process.