We are an engineering team with strong expertise in Machine Vision, an area that deals with using cameras, images and computer-vision algorithms, to detect features on real world objects, and take appropriate action on them.
A very useful and typical application of Machine Vision is in ensuring quality in manufacturing – by detecting manufacturing defects, as the parts are being produced. Machine Vision has almost endless applications, with food, agriculture, transport, security & surveillance, mining, forestry, sports, biological sciences, medical practice… you name it.
Often times, we are called upon to solve challenging problems in the area of Machine Vision. Being engineers who are passionate about what we do, we enjoy solving those as yet unsolved challenges, provided, it is useful to a reasonable number of people (companies). What makes it interesting is, Machine Vision is a multi-disciplinary science, and often a tricky art.
Our expertise encompasses computer-vision algorithms, optics, automation, software and system integration. We use software tools like LabVIEW from National Instruments to develop system solutions rapidly for our customers. And yes, we deliver complete solutions – the Vision Systems.
Our business model is providing systems or equipments which are complete solutions based on Machine Vision. These could be standard solutions from those we already offer, or custom solutions.
It starts with the customer describing their current process and the pain-points. This is when the appropriateness of machine-vision is ascertained. We follow it up with a visit to the customer’s manufacturing location. Samples of defective parts and the description of what is considered a defect are needed from the customer to study the feasibility, and work out a concept.
During this study phase, we actually try out various approaches to the machine-vision challenge. Active cooperation from the customer, (typically from the quality and the manufacturing operations), are needed to ensure an optimally engineered system concept.
Following this, a proposal with the results of the feasibility study, the concept and the commercial aspects of what it would cost the customer, are shared with the customer.
After the formal engagement, we provision the system at the customer location and test it thoroughly. Customer education sessions are conducted regarding the operation and usage of the system. Appropriate user-manuals are also provided, along with maintenance guidelines.