As industries embrace Industry 4.0, understanding production quality in real-time has become a critical need. While many focus on production line outputs, the true value lies in examining components throughout their life cycle. Recognising this, several clients approached SCITEK Consultants to tackle the challenge of reliable data capture from components, employing digital cameras for image processing and information extraction.
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Unique Challenges and Solutions
These projects represent some of our most innovative endeavours, each requiring bespoke systems development. The use of digital cameras for consistent image capture serves as a foundational step for a rapid return on investment (ROI). While AI and machine learning tools offer powerful capabilities, SCITEK values the importance of traditional image analysis techniques to establish a solid foundation.
At SCITEK, we specialise in building imaging systems that guarantee the highest quality and repeatable data capture. Our extensive experience ranges from employing low-cost, off-the-shelf camera systems to high-end industrial high-speed cameras. We’ve successfully integrated robotic arms, such as those from Universal Robots, achieving sub-pixel repeatable capture at rates exceeding 10,000 images per hour.
Photogrammetry for 3D Insight
Moving into the 3D space adds another layer of value for our clients. Photogrammetry, utilising sets of 2D images, proves to be a cost-effective tool for generating digital twins of components. Its robustness to inconsistent part placement during photography is a significant advantage. Leveraging existing image capture capabilities, photogrammetry becomes a cost-effective method to bring components to life in 3D CAD.
SCITEK has successfully applied photogrammetry for 3D component analysis, significantly reducing image analysis pipelines’ time. By entering the 3D domain before analysis, we’ve streamlined workflows, cutting one customer’s timeline by 60%. These projects not only showcase our technical expertise but also demonstrate tangible returns, with customers experiencing upwards of 100x return on their initial investment.
Using photogrammetry to bring the components back into the 3D space in the form of digital twins has many advantages. Check out this article from DHL that excellently explains the advantages of digital twins in all industries. (Link: Digital Twins – DHL – Global)
Revolutionise Industry 4.0 with SCITEK’s tailored solutions, seamlessly blending digital cameras and traditional analysis for swift ROI. With immediate returns realised, SCITEK can then enhance your capabilities by applying the latest machine learning and AI techniques, propelling your business ahead of the competition. From cost-effective cameras to high-end systems with robotic integration, our expertise ensures top-tier data capture. Delving into 3D with photogrammetry, we streamline workflows and cut timelines significantly.
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