Instrumental aggregates images from across the supply chain and uses machine learning to identify defects in real-time, whether they were anticipated or not. This accelerates issue discovery and diagnostics for the development phase and enables unprecedented visibility into process health during production.
Unprecedented traceability and visibility into manufacturing processes
Traceable Photos from the Line
Want better products? Get your engineers better, real-time data. Instrumental breaks down the traditional barriers that slow engineering feedback loops. We collect traceable images from key states of assembly throughout your supply chain and make them immediately available and accessible from anywhere.
On its own, a pile of photos is just a pile of photos. But when combined with Instrumental's powerful software tools, engineers can cut hours, days, and weeks out of the failure analysis process. They can discover new issues, immediately understand which specific units are impacted whether they were built yesterday or weeks ago, and setup persistent tests to identify both known and unknown issues moving forward.
Instrumental can provide high quality imaging systems that are ready to go in days or be used to augment your existing camera setups.
Retroactive and Proactive Tests in Minutes
Traditional vision systems require you to know in advance what defects you’re looking for and to produce large numbers of golden and defect samples. As a result, they will miss issues that are obvious – causing rework and even returns.
Instrumental is fundamentally different: our algorithms use machine learning to understand what kind of variation is normal, and to highlight difference whether it was anticipated or not. This means Instrumental can catch defects that its never seen before. Our algorithms are designed for development (they start working with only 30 samples) and proven to be reliable even on demanding mass production lines.
All that matters is better business outcomes.
Better development means better production
During new product development, engineers use Instrumental technology to discover unanticipated defects early, solve problems twice as fast, and collaborate more effectively on global teams.
Better production leads to higher margins and happier customers
In the ramp and production stage, operations teams use Instrumental technology to improve final yield and eliminate costly rework, protect their end users from quality shifts caused by operator turnover or unanticipated changes, and correct field issues in days instead of weeks.
Intercept issues when they happen
Identify root cause quickly
Accelerate yield during ramp
Iterate faster than ever
Monitor and set specifications remotely
Keep global teams on the same page
Used by industry leaders in quality
Engineering teams at top electronics, appliance, and vehicle brands trust Instrumental to help them find issues and keep their lines running smoothly. Instrumental supports customers building in their own factories and has done many deployments at these top tier contract manufacturers.
Real Business Outcomes
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Instrumental supports teams from first build to last production unit. Our global customer base spans electronics, vehicles, appliances, apparel, and more – building millions of products each year. Send us a note to share the challenge you're trying to solve – we would love to help.