15 Jun 2024

Industrial digitalisation and automated inspection

Innodisk Empowers Smart Factories with NVIDIA AI and Metropolis Platforms, and Aetina's SuperEdge AI Training Platforms

Innodisk has announced it is working with NVIDIA and Aetina to bring the latest AI-powered industrial digitalisation and automated inspection into its factories for advanced electronics manufacturing.

Innodisk, a global AIoT solution provider, says it has been deeply engaged in the embedded and industrial market for years, accompanying the industry’s transformation from IoT to IIoT and AIoT, assisting customers in integrating AI and IoT technologies into their applications. Not only to fulfil customers’ increasing demand for AI, but Innodisk is also proactively planning to integrate AI intelligence into its manufacturing centre. This strategic move aims to enhance the overall efficiency of its manufacturing workflow in its upcoming new factory.

Aetina, a subsidiary of Innodisk, holds a prominent position as a leading edge AI solution provider and maintains a strong collaboration with NVIDIA. Leveraging the power of the NVIDIA Metropolis for Factories platform, in combination with Aetina’s GPU-powered SuperEdge AI Training Platforms, presents an ideal synergy that enables Innodisk to develop, deploy, and manage tailored AI-enabled solutions that enhance throughput, production quality, and cost savings within its innovative factory automation workflow. This approach enables Innodisk to achieve superior quality and production efficiency in its AIoT solutions while seamlessly integrating hardware and software technologies.

AOI technology is widely used in modern manufacturing sites. However, the traditional approach of AOI, relying on optical analysis for object detection, can sometimes lead to misjudgements. This, in turn, increases the time and labour costs associated with manual re-inspection. Nevertheless, in today’s era of rapid AI development, there is a strong potential for significant improvements in these outcomes.

NVIDIA Metropolis for Factories is a collection of factory automation AI workflows that enable industrial solution providers and manufacturers to develop, deploy, and manage customised quality-control solutions that save cost and improve production throughput. NVIDIA Metropolis integrates tightly with the NVIDIA Omniverse platform and can be used for AI training to build physically accurate digital twins and simulations to aid in the creation of massive, synthetically generated training datasets.

As one of the world’s prominent industrial manufacturers with extensive experience in AIoT solutions, Innodisk says it is uniquely positioned to collaborate with NVIDIA on factory digitalisation and automation. Innodisk is deploying both platforms, from NVIDIA and Aetina, for vision AI to enhance the steps of factory workflows. It provides an efficient re-inspection process within production line AOI systems to automate the inspection and optimise the operation.

Innodisk says it expects that after adopting this solution into its new factory, this will allow it to introduce the next wave of industrial automation and bring additional value to its customers and partners across a wide range of industries.

Company info: Innodisk Corporation