Whether sorting, inspecting, supplying, or documenting goods, many steps in the production process can be optimized with machine vision and artificial intelligence. However, many companies still lack the know-how and time to familiarize themselves with the field of AI and use the technology for their needs. The AI Vision System IDS NXT is designed to help with this, as it can be quickly and easily deployed by any user group, even without having extensive knowledge of machine learning, image processing, or application programming. It consists of industrial cameras capable of performing AI-based image processing tasks on the device and easy-to-use software.
Thanks to the recently introduced software update 3.1, IDS NXT cameras became also able to detect anomalies – even if deviations are not previously known or hardly predictable. It is possible to use only “GOOD” images for the training of the neural network that later runs directly on the camera. In addition, only a small amount of training data is required compared to the other AI methods Object Detection and Classification. This makes it particularly easy and convenient to evaluate the potential of AI-based image processing. The combination of ease of use and powerful vision system helps companies to implement the possibilities of new vision technology and keep their competitive edge.