Advantech and Overview have joined forces to offer manufacturers an end-to-end, artificial intelligence vision inspection solution. Advantech is a leading provider of industrial Internet of Things and edge hardware technology. Overview, founded by Tesla automation engineers, develops vision inspection platforms leveraging deep learning to automate and improve inspection processes.
The combination of Advantech hardware, specifically its new edge AI camera, ICAM-500, and deep learning technologies from Overview help manufacturers improve quality control, traceability, and speed for high-quality production line operations. Automation is top of mind for manufacturers as quality control departments focus on yield, traceability, manual inspection costs, high turnover, and shrinking margin concerns. To help address these concerns, emphasis has shifted to improving and automating quality inspection processes. Overcoming these challenges was historically addressed with human visual inspections. Relying solely on personnel for visual inspection, however, is not only time-consuming and costly but also prone to human error.