AI will completely change the methodology for assessing and controlling the welding process. It is able to study the subtleties of porosity, even before the visible and detected inaccuracies of the welds.
The two largest mega-corporations, Intel and Deere, have decided to work together to create innovative solutions for a variety of corporate missions. Finding the flaws in arc welding will become the main task of the corporation today. This will significantly improve the productivity of the firm and minimize costs.
A couple of years ago, at one of the conferences, Intel decided to start cooperating with Audi. The first thing they did was to monitor and indicate the properties of spot welding at the concern. After a successful start of cooperation, corporations directed their efforts to further controversial work in other areas and on a larger scale. They studied machine learning and started exploring important analytic data.
The developers have created a system that is able to identify the porosity of welds.
For a more accurate search for flaws in welds, innovative control technology is used, which includes the use of computer vision, as well as an artificial intelligence system. Due to this automation, it helps to identify all defects in welding processes in firms.
Such technologies have already been successfully used in more than 50 canneries in different countries. They are used in welding processes of various types of steel, in order to design parts and parts of various machines and automobiles. More than a hundred automated robots are used in companies and speed up work processes.
Intel AI System helps to identify the main problem during the welding process is the porosity of the seams. The most important thing is to notice this problem already at the initial stage of work in order to minimize damage and quickly and correct the defect.
This requires innovative systems for fast, online data analytics. Developers of corporations are engaged in the creation of a full-fledged embedded software technology capable of integrating into the process and controlling all the moments, pointing out the shortcomings. All this should happen in real-time.
The innovative stand-alone machines are equipped with a built-in machine vision system as well as a professional welding camera. The entire system is powered by an innovative PC and takes advantage of photo processing capabilities.
Perfect processes for Audi with innovative technology.
The main task for improving the efficiency of work processes of the auto concern is to make all robotics systems.
The corporation is fully focused on creating controllable and flexible programs. This helps to achieve the most positive result and allows you to use various methods of calculation, machine learning, innovative technologies, and more.
The company began testing experimental autonomous developments with an arc-shaped camera for review, which allows you to notice even a lot of minor deviations from the norm. Since in the corporation, thousands of welding works are carried out every day, which is physically impossible to keep track of right away. The corporation uses a well-known sampling method and performs manual quality checks on the selected machines.
Due to the fact that this system uses information that is created by the welding controller, rather than autonomous machines, it became possible to monitor the dynamics of voltage and current during the welding process.
The dashboard allows workers to view information and alert technicians if they discover errors or configuration changes that can be minimized or corrected.
The result of this partnership with Intel is an expanded platform that enables automakers to improve weld quality control and provide a foundation for future applications such as robotics, spinning, polishing and painting.
Employees now have the ability to read and process data, use algorithms and analyze within the framework.
This is a plan for the future. Moving from manual control to a robot helped the group improve the quality management procedures. In addition, the corporation's costs have been reduced by 50%.