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Revolutionizing Seat Inspection for Automotive Components: A Case Study in Automation and Accuracy

Client: A global automotive component manufacturer and supplier of exterior lighting systems, powertrains, electrical and electronics, body and chassis parts to passenger car and motorcycle segments worldwide.

Problem: The company faced several challenges in their seat inspection process:

  1. Manual Feeding: The manual feeding of seats resulted in varying orientation, making it difficult to achieve consistent inspection results.

  2. Light Condition and Color Changes: Minor changes in light conditions and seat feature colors often led to false inspection results, impacting quality control.

  3. Expensive Machine Vision Expertise: Adding or modifying features on new seat variants required the expertise of expensive machine vision professionals, leading to increased operational costs.

    Solution: The company implemented a comprehensive solution to address these challenges:
  • AIC Ported on NVIDIA Jetson Xavier: Advanced Inspection Camera (AIC) technology was integrated with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier for high-performance image processing and analysis.
  • DIY Software Framework: The company developed a custom software framework tailored to their specific seat inspection needs, providing flexibility and control over the inspection process.
  • Basler 2.3 MP Camera: High-resolution Basler cameras were deployed to capture detailed seat images for inspection.
  • Machine-Mounted UI: A user-friendly machine-mounted user interface (UI) was designed to streamline the inspection process and allow operators to monitor results in real-time.
  • Domino Inkjet Printer: Domino inkjet printers were utilized for marking and labeling inspected seats..


The implementation of these solutions yielded significant benefits for the company:

  • 100% Accurate Inspection: By utilizing AIC technology and the DIY software framework, the company achieved 100% accurate seat inspections, eliminating errors and reducing rework.
  • New Variant Addition Mode: The company implemented a new variant addition mode, allowing them to capture images of new seat variants and easily submit them for training. This streamlined the process of adapting to new product variants.
  • Remote Update of New Models: The system enabled remote updates for new seat models, reducing the need for on-site machine vision expertise and saving costs associated with modifications.

In conclusion, the company’s collaboration with advanced technology solutions, including AIC technology, DIY software development, and high-quality cameras, revolutionized their seat inspection process. They achieved remarkable accuracy, flexibility, and cost savings, positioning the company as a leader in automotive component inspection.

This case study illustrates how innovative technology can address complex manufacturing challenges, enhance product quality, and drive operational efficiency.

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