Improve defect detection & better predict equipment failure

Acoustic Insights is part of IBM's Production Quality Insights portfolio of products. It uses acoustic pattern recognition AI technology to help manufacturers non-destructively and non-intrusively improve quality and prevent costly equipment downtime. The product frees quality inspectors from current manual methods that can be ineffective, costly, slow and require considerable experience to master. The technology has a multitude of additional use cases. It can be deployed on the factory floor to identify both audible and inaudible sounds (infrasonic, ultrasonic, etc.) related to manufacturing equipment failure.

Reduces inspection costs

Improves the inspection process by non-destructively identifying defects with confidence and speed. Clients are able to augment inspector skills to improve inspection throughput.

Improves quality identification

Provides classification and comparison, including confidence thresholds, of defects against defect models. This provides more consistency and accuracy compared to traditional manual methods.

Reduces inspector training

Manual methods of acoustic-based inspection require skilled inspectors who can detect product defects. Clients with labor shortages can augment skills and improve throughput of inspection staff.

Decreases equipment downtime

Detects acoustic patterns that are related to equipment failure. Subtle audio deviations can detect equipment degradation before it fails to give advanced warning.

Transform Acoustic Insights and Equipment Monitoring

  • AI algorithms for real-time acoustic recognition
  • Defect models integrate cognitive and human expertise
  • Provides non-destructive means for inspection
  • Distinguishes multiple defects through single sensor
  • Start fast with continual defect model improvement
  • Eliminates knowledge silos and shortens inspection training
  • Early detection of equipment degradation
  • Predicts future equipment failure

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Model manager can upload audio files into solution
Model manager can upload audio files into solution
Model manager can self-create a new model
Model manager can self-create a new model
After creating model with audio files, model manager can train
After creating model with audio files, model manager can train
Model manager can validate, retrain, and deploy models
Model manager can validate, retrain, and deploy models
Inspector can batch-verify the accuracy of the models
Inspector can batch-verify the accuracy of the models
On the defect check page inspectors can verify accuracy
On the defect check page inspectors can verify accuracy

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