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Flexible Solutions that Support Automated Visual Inspections

As the basis for building automated inspection systems, the software can support production lines in many sectors and across a wide range of industries, such as aerospace, electronics, defense, automotive, medical, general manufacturing, energy, and more.

Optimizing Production Quality

No matter the market, Kitov.ai’s advanced technology helps manufacturers leverage the Industry 4.0 revolution to drive smart manufacturing while dramatically improving quality, reducing manufacturing costs, entering the digital era, and rapidly introducing new products.

Aerospace

Whether it’s missile defense, turbine blade inspection, or somewhere in between, the Aerospace Industry is a leader when it comes to the highest-quality manufacturing requirements. The rigidness and complexity of aerospace product lifecycles, and tight industry restrictions do not leave much room for manufacturing errors.  For decades, automatic visual inspection in the aerospace manufacturing process was rare due to low-volume, high-mix manufacturing; complex part geometry; and rigid inspection requirements that made such projects impossible.   Kitov Software enables aerospace manufacturers to define the inspection requirements during the design phase on each part’s CAD model to enable consistent, accurate inspection and guarantee production quality.  In addition, the ability to inspect the parts from multiple angles — each position with its optimized camera and light settings – improves inspection accuracy.

Automotive

Manufacturers of automotive parts play a vital role in the car producers’ supply chain. They understand that the automotive industry has no room for error when it comes to safety, reliability, and manufacturing efficiency; every component leaving the factory must be of the highest quality. Investing in advanced inspections is especially cost-efficient when weighed against the possibility of expensive recalls and accident compensations that present dangers to drivers and manufacturers.

Visual quality control inspections can detect any problems before the automotive product is completed and shipped, ensuring that all components meet manufacturer and industry standards and reducing the chance of recalls. These visual inspections look for even the most minor defects in the engine parts and brake system. For example, the oil boreholes, oil lines, cooling channels, master cylinder, brake caliper, brake discs, and fluid are typically visually tested during production. Other automotive parts that benefit from the visual inspection are automotive interiors and exteriors, powertrain components, Body In White stamping parts like a hood, steering systems, wheel systems, brake fittings, undercarriage components, and much more.

Inspections will confirm product requirements are met by matching the prototype to the client’s specifications, material and construction are of top quality, weight and dimensions are correct, color requirements are verified, all functio


Electronics

The success of the electronics industry hinges on the manufacture of top-quality, cost-effective products. With today’s electronics designed to be increasingly compact and featuring higher density components, the need for precise assembly and robust quality assurance processes is more important than ever.

Quality visual inspections of electronic assemblies guarantee that products meet the required specifications for performance, reliability, and safety requirements. Regardless of whether the electronics are being manufactured for telecommunications, military and aerospace, industrial control, or consumer electronics, both in-process and final quality inspections are essential to high yield production processes.  

In addition to providing production and inventory controls through automated track and trace barcode functionality, KITOV Solution can identify missing parts, incorrect parts, assembly mistakes, printing errors, bent pins and more. 

Defense

When it comes to national defense systems, all manufactured parts and products must be built with military-grade quality and precision. Many machined products for the defense industry involve complex metal parts, electronics, and other mechatronic components and assemblies. As a result, the need for expert visual inspections to ensure each and every component is of the highest quality is essential regardless of whether it is a high-volume production line or low-volume, specialized assemblies.  In both cases, the cost of a defect in such products can be fatal. Visual inspections can identify defects, such as surface defects, cracks or pores, undercuts, missing or untightened screws, or excessive weld reinforcement, just to name a few.

 KITOV solution is a perfect fit to such industry as it can easily handle visual inspection in production lines with high mix and low volume and provide excellent detection results.  KITOV Software makes it easy to set a new inspection plan from either CAD files or 3D scans, and then enhancing traditional 2D/3D machine vision solutions with the power of artificial intelligence/deep learning (AI/DL) to defect manufacturing defects. Kitov’s CAD2SCAN capability makes it easy to set a new inspection plan from either CAD files or 3D object scans.

Medical

Medical device manufacturers must ensure all parts and components conform to the highest quality and safety standards. Relying on human inspection can allow defects to pass unnoticed and are insufficient for medical devices used on the human body. For example, catheters, pacemakers, scalpels, and other medical devices and surgical equipment must be checked for surface defects, dents, scratches, or contamination that could harm a patient. Effective visual inspections confirm the medical devices are in-line with product expectations and free of flaws or defects.

Complex devices such as MRI much be checked that all components exist and are installed properly.

In medical device manufacturing, quality control processes focus on acceptance criteria, where the FDA requires a formal document detailing the criteria of whether the products conform to product specification; product testing, where medical device manufacturers must inspect and verify each product before shipping; and corrective and preventive action management, where any non-conformance or flaws trigger an alert that must be managed to ensure 100% quality.

Other Markets

Product inspection is integral for manufacturing businesses that must produce flawless products and reduce defects. This Quality Control (QC) procedure helps ensure that products are of acceptable quality at all production levels before they reach the customers.

Product quality inspections are often carried out on-site at various stages of production to ensure the product meets a range of requirements, including the client’s specifications and regulatory standards. For example, inspections may check whether the product color and dimensions are as specified and whether the material grade is up to par. Manufacturers can save much time and resources by detecting and resolving a production issue early on in the process. On the positive side, inspections allow manufacturers to increase productivity, cut costs, and gain a competitive advantage.