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Neurala Detector Feature Improves Quality Inspection

New feature enables field-of-view object detection on production lines

Published: Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 12:59

(Neurala: Boston)—A leader in AI software, Neurala has announced new detection technology to find and identify objects in a field of view to improve the quality inspection process for manufacturers.

Neurala’s new detection feature adds to its existing classification and anomaly recognition capabilities. Manufacturers can easily find objects in a field of view, opening up new use cases and applications across industries such as robotics, auto manufacturing, and logistics. For example, automotive parts manufacturers could use the new feature to ensure the correct number of parts are in any given kit when checked against a bill of materials. Detection of a missing object or part sends up a flag in the system to be handled accordingly.

“With the addition of detection, manufacturers will be able to unlock new-use cases and applications that will help them advance their Industry 4.0 initiatives,” said Max Versace, CEO and co-founder of Neurala. “We’ve heard from our partners that detection is a feature their customers have been asking for, so we are excited to bring this capability to market as we continue to expand our solutions and offerings aimed at helping manufacturers improve the quality inspection process.”

Existing detection solutions can be hard to program and lack adaptability, making them inaccessible to everyday manufacturers. Neurala’s detection technology, part of its visual interface architecture (VIA) software suite, is quick and easy to program regardless of skill level or AI expertise. It is also flexible, so manufacturers can seamlessly integrate detection with an existing environment or adapt it to changes in the production line. Better, faster implementation ultimately improves ROI.

“Today’s manufacturers are under pressure to deliver, so they are looking for innovative solutions that will add value to their production line,” said Andrea Rossi, Managing Director, Visionlink srl. “The addition of detection expands the breadth of what Neurala’s VIA solution is capable of, giving customers a solution that addresses their most pressing needs while saving time, money, and resources to improve their bottom line.”

At the same time, Neurala is releasing EtherNet/IP, expanding VIA’s ability to easily integrate into existing machinery without additional adapters or specialized knowledge. The most common industrial protocol in North America, EtherNet/IP as the next industrial protocol VIA enables Neurala to better serve new and existing customers with native-supported industrial outputs.

For more information, visit Neurala’s technology page or request a demo.

About Neurala
A pioneer in vision AI software, Neurala helps industrial companies improve their quality inspection process with technology that dramatically reduces the time, cost, and skills required to build and maintain production-quality custom vision AI solutions. Founded in 2006, Neurala’s research team invented Lifelong-Deep Neural Network (L-DNN) technology, which lowers the data requirements for AI model development and enables continuous learning in the cloud or at the edge. Neurala is headquartered in Boston with a European subsidiary in Trieste, Italy.


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