revolutionizing speaker quality assurance

About

Company
Premium Sound Solutions
Location
Belgium
Competences

vision AI

computer vision

synthetic data

web based HMI

Industrial IoT

data analytics

production optimization

interact

capture

vision AI for automotive industry

product quality inspection in a high demanding environment 

the big picture

PSS - Premium Sound Solutions - is a global leading company in producing and delivering innovative sound products. In this project PSS - together with Vintecc - wanted to work together on a quality inspection project related to audio speakers used in your car.

  • perfection in every speaker:
    • the mission of PSS is a quest for sonic perfection. Each speaker carries the promise of delivering an unparalleled audio experience, making music come alive.
  • crafting audio excellence:
    • for PSS the project wasn't just about deploying technology; it's not just building car speakers; PSS is crafting a sound, where each component of the speaker plays a crucial role in delivering the best sound.
  • elevating expectations:
    • the project was challenging standards and setting new benchmarks in audio excellence.

challenge - where craft meets tech

  • assembly challenges:
    • when producing speakers, a visual inspection remains critical to the production process so you can catch important errors. Previous visual inspection required three pairs of human eyes 24/7 to catch errors like glue residue, visual blemishes on parts, etc.
  • human insight, machine precision:
    • the main challenge wasn't just about automating visual inspection of the speakers; it was about teaching machines to see and understand details that only experienced eyes could catch.
  • perfection meets AI:
    • Vintecc had to decode and learn how a perfect speaker was produced and looked like so they could understand and develop a fitting visual inspection AI-algorithm.

solution - precision unveiled through computer vision

  • seeing beyond the visible:  
    • computer vision enabled us to inspect beyond human limitations. Vintecc was able to detect and reveal imperceptible errors with high accuracy. 
  • speed up AI-training with synthetic data
    • data sets with possible defects and errors were digital created by using the power of synthetic data. Being able to create large virtual datasets - including all edge cases of impurities or lighting conditions - sped-up the training of the Vision AI-model. This led to a faster deployment of the Vision AI-model with a high accuracy. 
  • achieving robust AI-models  
    • robustness of the AI model was achieved by optimizing the model in real factory conditions and feeding it with real operator feedback. Ensuring no error escaped detection 24/7 in a complex production environment.
  • infrared brilliance:  
    • In the area of unnoticeable defects, infrared served as our guiding light, illuminating imperfections hidden in the shadows. 
  • from lab to line:  
    • The power of computer vision seamlessly transitioned from the lab to PSS's production line. A robust camera setup, integration with existing automation, production performance logging, and automatic calibration became integrated in the production process to visually inspect speakers every 3 seconds. 

sped up development by IoT

  • streamlined data management:  
    • with Capture, Vintecc’ s IoT platform, we streamlined the production data management to get insights. With a centralized database, Vintecc gained clarity on labeled data volume and nuances. 
  • logs and checks:  
    • we logged every stat, tracked every error, and ensured the system stayed sharp continuously. 
  • user friendly interfaces (HMI):  
    • with Interact, Vintecc’ s web-based HMI-platform, we simplified monitoring and built our own friendly interfaces for easy communication with PSS’s machines. 
       

results that echo

1 real-time inspection

Vintecc’s in-line industrial setup ensures real-time, robust and tireless inspection. Quality checking speakers every 3 sec, 24/7, with higher accuracy than humans.

2 training on-premise

custom HMI’s - created in Interact - allow PSS to oversee, log, and evaluate all 'error'-data, reducing AI error rates with on-premise training.

3 success continued

automated visual quality inspection is developed and implemented on other production lines, showcasing ongoing success and commitment to perfection.