Production managers need real-time information about all events on the production floor to timely address any emerging manufacturing problems like production line stoppage, unplanned downtime, quality defects in the manufactured products, inadequate efficiency of processes, low productivity, and many others. However, with old equipment, it’s very difficult to get any data out of production lines other than parts produced per hour.
Therefore, there’s an urgent need for industrial monitoring systems that without any modification of the existing equipment would keep track of production areas 24/7 and provide production managers with real-time data on the manufacturing process.
In response to our Customer’s demand, we have developed a cloud-based Production Monitoring System powered by computer vision and machine learning. Through cameras, IoT sensors, and devices, the system monitors production areas in real time and collects valuable manufacturing data: defects in the manufactured products, the number of spent materials, cycle time, production line stops, production and non-production times, the number and coordinates of objects on the production line, workers’ movements, and more. Then, the production tracking software analyzes the obtained information and notifies staff about any emerging issues.
Softarex’s Production Monitoring System has the following features: