3 Ways Vision AI is changing manufacturing and logistics

Experts have estimated that the cost of poor quality can be up to 30 percent of gross sales for manufacturing and service companies, costing them millions of dollars each year, so there is ample motivation to improve quality inspection and prevent product defects early in the process. As manufacturers embrace automation and adopt AI as never before, Neurala VIA helps improve quality inspections with an easy-to-use, quick-to-implement solution, at a price point that enables manufacturers to easily leverage the benefits of AI when they need it most. Working with different manufacturers that produce a variety of products for a range of customers, we highlighted 3 scenarios where VIA improved their quality inspection process. Whether currently using manual inspection, non-visual automated inspection systems, or traditional machine vision, Neurala VIA software can provide advantages or augment current inspection processes.

  • Food Packing - While producing in excess of 1 million meals a week, apetito was receiving complaints about missing meal components. They needed a solution that could efficiently detect errors in the products coming off the line, without compromising efficiency or cost – better yet, improving both. That’s where Neurala VIA stepped in, read more: https://www.neurala.com/blog/leveraging-ai-to-produce-over-1-million-meals
  • Pharmaceuticals - Neurala VIA is changing the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts visual inspection of products. To train the AI model we only need images of normal product to detect anomalies. VIA can then check for defects ranging from missing vials and vile fill levels to surface defects of pills. Our patented Lifelong-DNN technology provides the best performance possible without needing any manual adjustments or AI expertise. Read more: https://www.neurala.com/blog/pharmaceutical-inspection-made-easy
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition) – Our work with IHI Logistics & Machinery focuses on the management of food packaging information and logistics process improvement. Traditionally, food and perishable items are boxed with with a production and an expiration date on their secondary packaging. Unfortunately, due to over-printing, occlusion or other product information printed on the packaging, traditional OCR didn’t perform well and, as a result, packages were diverted for a manual scan or data entry. It is a tedious job, hampers efficiency and is also a possible source of errors in shipping. That’s where Neurala VIA steps in, read more: https://www.neurala.com/blog/reading-packaging-labels-and-reducing-product-waste-neurala-and-ihi-logistics-machinery