Distribution deal ensures production quality across Europe

16th March 2021
Source: Inspekto
Posted By : Lanna Deamer
Distribution deal ensures production quality across Europe

Inspekto, the company that founded the Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) category, has partnered with Macnica, a global semiconductor distributor, to distribute its INSPEKTO S70 to a growing European customer base. Inspekto’s flagship product is the only visual inspection solution on the market to provide a truly plug and inspect experience.

It is also the first and only vision inspection solution distributed by Macnica, helping the company’s customers meet stringent quality requirements in a variety of sectors and use cases.  

Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, Macnica has 84 sales offices and more than 3,000 employees worldwide. The company offers high quality semiconductor devices that support artificial intelligence algorithms, specialising in video and audio processing.  

The newly established partnership between Inspekto and Macnica Europe means that the company’s customers will no longer be forced to rely on traditional machine vision solutions for their quality assurance processes. The shortcomings of these solutions are well known - high costs, a long and complex integration process, and the need for intensive training to identify defects. In contrast, the INSPEKTO S70 can be easily installed out-of-the-box, using an average of only 20- to 30 good (OK) samples and no defective (NOK) ones.

After approaching Inspekto, Macnica received an INSPEKTO S70 system, which was trialled for several weeks by the company’s technical team in Munich. Only after being convinced by the capabilities of the product, Macnica entered the partnership with Inspekto, acquiring distribution rights across Europe.

Powered by Adaptive Vision Artificial Intelligence (AV-AI) technology, the INSPEKTO S70 is the only Autonomous Machine Vision solution on the market. It allows for a truly plug and inspect experience, easily fitting into dynamic and versatile production environments for a wide range of use cases while maintaining superb visual inspection quality. It is the only self-contained vision inspection product on the market and represents the most user-friendly solution for industrial quality inspection currently available.

“Macnica has strong expertise using AI-based technologies to improve production quality,” said Jürgen Pöschl, Sr. Director of Business Development and Innovation Technologies at Macnica. “Watching AV-AI technology at work in the INSPEKTO S70 is truly fascinating. The system is versatile, easy to use, and quick to deploy, while maintaining top-notch inspection. It really is a must-have product in our wide portfolio.”

“Traditionally, a vision inspection solution consists of many different components, selected and assembled by a machine vision expert,” explained Andreas Wemmer, Sr. Director of Business Development and Innovation Technologies at Macnica. “However, the INSPEKTO S70 contains everything users need to perform accurate and reliable quality assurance. It truly is a plug and inspect product and we are confident that it will provide real value to our customers.”

“The partnership with a major global distributor, such as Macnica, is another endorsement of our efforts to revolutionise the field of machine vision for quality assurance,” added Ofer Nir, CEO of Inspekto.

“Before Inspekto, the mass-distribution of vision inspection solutions would have been simply impossible because of their complex integration requirements. But now, Macnica can provide a reliable solution for quality assurance to manufacturers of all sizes, and for many different of production methods, materials and use cases. It truly is a new era for quality inspection.”

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