Improve defect detection; better predict equipment failure

IBM Watson IoT Acoustic Insights uses acoustic pattern recognition 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.
IBM Watson IoT Acoustic Insights

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 Inspection 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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This offering meets the following industry and global compliance standards, depending on the edition you choose.

  • EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework
  • ISO 27001

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Easily create new defect models or base them on existing models
Easily create new defect models or base them on existing models
Library of acoustic defect models can be centrally managed
Library of acoustic defect models can be centrally managed
Ability to centrally review defects and confidence classification
Ability to centrally review defects and confidence classification