In collaboration with the design agency, Nordkapp, we were challenged with finding an innovative way to use technology to automate this tedious task to reduce labor time. Our deep knowledge and understanding of machine vision technologies meant we were a natural partner for Nordkapp to build a solution that would not only have the needed functionality but live up to the desired brand experience.
In order to determine the cullet-count of tempered glass, it must be shattered and an average value determined for the number of individual facets of glass created in the process. What was a manual process, could now be taken on utilizing machine vision technology to analyze images of the shattered glass and determine the count instantaneously and automatically.
The workforce within Glaston is constantly on the move from one area to another, as well as out in the field. By packaging up the technology solution into an app that can run on anyone's smartphone, the benefit of the Siru technology goes everywhere the user does.
Because the machine vision solution can calculate the cullet count in seconds, the time savings per employee for Glaston was tremendous, reducing a process that took up to an hour a day to just a few minutes. Historical records as well as automatic digital reports also helped further improve efficiency.