Visual data is powerful and is currently being used in industry for only a fraction of its potential. Instead of using cameras to give a “pass/fail” signal and cull defects at the end of the line, we use data to inspect parts and monitor processes up front. We tell you why parts are failing, alert you to trends and variations, and track relationships among scores of parameters.
Sight Machine’s fundamental innovation is about data, not hardware. We work with new or already installed cameras - whatever is best for the job. Sight Machine’s software takes visual data from the entire spectrum of optical devices: sensors, low-cost cameras, leading machine-vision cameras, and lasers. It can be used as a single station for spot inspection and can collect and analyze data from large networks of cameras.
With Sight Machine you can inspect raw materials, check parts in process, and share data with your customers. All your data is accessed and analyzed in real time, and can be stored as long as you need, for reanalysis and retrieval anytime. This enables plants to run correlations over time, track trends and identify root causes, and as new variables of interest arise, go back and analyze previously acquired data.
Thanks to portable hard drives, FTP servers, and other cumbersome tools, some factories store some of their vision data. To get the data, you often have to literally walk from one station to another, and getting it when you need it is another story. Sight Machine is the glue for cameras and sensors. We build a “visual database” of your production data, giving you records of your quality that can be instantly accessed, searched, and shared.
By giving you accessible image data down to the part level, Sight Machine reduces conflict and finger-pointing when there are issues. As a manufacturer you earn your customers’ trust every day, and when you can show them data to confirm your quality, you not only avoid disputes - you grow your business.
Traditional machine vision systems are notoriously inflexible. With Sight Machine, every camera is a connected device. This enables rapid and remote software updates as your operations change, just as happens with applications on your phone.
Sight Machine analyzes activity at a single station, at multiple points on the line, and across multiple plants. Modern manufacturers want to understand part quality, operating conditions, and machine data - not just in their own factories’, but also their suppliers’. By providing real time data across the supply chain, Sight Machine moves manufacturers from defense (hoping) to offense (knowing).
Sight Machine gets you up and running fast. It doesn’t require a long integration cycle and with a pay-as-you-go option, you can avoid the significant capital costs that machine vision requires. You can turn if off anytime and stop paying if you’re not satisfied.