When visual inspection and process telemetry come together, they deliver Industry 4.0 smart factory capabilities

By Peter Darragh, EVP Product Engineering When your job is to prevent your customers and supply chain partners from dealing with defects created by your out-of-control production line you have to decide if refinement of what you are doing now is good enough, or if you should solve the problem with entirely new capabilities. Computer vision system providers have had decades of experience on…

Vision Systems Design Webinar 3-31-2020

By Vision Systems Design on 3-31-2020Deep learning has emerged as a viable, efficient option for addressing the problem of unacceptable false positive (reject) rates in quality inspection applications. Deploying deep learning into your machine vision application can be a simple process, and this webcast will explain how.  Stephen Welch, VP of Data Science at Mariner will describe real-life…

Spyglass Visual Inspection

Machine Vision SystemsMake deep learning your organization’s competitive advantage.Are you frustrated by the hours of effort required to compensate for the false positive rate of your machine vision system despite the investments you’ve made? Or, have you disqualified machine vision because traditional methods don’t work for your products? It doesn’t have to be this way any longer.…

CEO to CEO Series: The Magic of AI

By Phil Morris, CEO, Mariner Clarke's Third LawAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The first genre of literature to capture my attention and imagination was science fiction. At an early age, I was introduced to the great writers from the golden age of science fiction: Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Frederick Pohl, and Philip K. Dick. One of the…

Part III: Driving Manufacturing Performance with OEE

By Mark Adelhelm, National Manager In the recent Industry Week article, “Finding Manufacturing Performance Gaps with OEE”, the author Louis Columbus discusses the value of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a metric for driving manufacturing operational excellence. He went on to play devil’s advocate to all of the enthusiasm today for using OEE as the centerpiece of manufacturing…

Bridging the OT and IT Divide Once and For All

By Robbie Jones, Manager As manufacturers drive forward working to create the ‘factory of the future’, there is a pervasive cultural challenge that must be overcome – bridging the divide between OT and IT. The OT Perspective Industrial automation teams - engineers and operators - have almost always viewed IT with suspicion. When IT comes to Operations with ideas for how they can deliver…