AI for the food industry

AI for the food industry

Jan Hartmann, Managing Director of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

With our industrial cameras with artificial intelligence, our customers can individually train the neural networks themselves without prior AI knowledge.

— Jan Hartmann —

Schick: Here in Obersulm on the company site, which was recently expanded by the b39 technology center, we have very short distances between the development departments and production. This enables us to react very quickly to customer needs and implement them accordingly.

Hartmann: There is another important characteristic compared to the competition. With our industrial cameras with artificial intelligence, our customers can individually train the neural networks themselves without prior AI knowledge.

Patrick Schick, Product Marketing Manager of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
In horticulture or agriculture, IDS NXT cameras with AI can detect organic and strongly varying objects, for example when checking seedlings
In horticulture or agriculture, IDS NXT cameras with AI can detect organic and strongly varying objects, for example when checking seedlings

Hartmann: With IDS NXT we have created a platform for a new generation of vision systems for industrial applications. The philosophy behind it means a paradigm shift: Our goal is no longer to develop just individual components, but to offer complete systems that are easy to use and yet flexible. With such a system, all steps of a vision solution can be implemented, from image acquisition to image analysis and processing to the control of industrial production machines.

Schick: With IDS NXT cameras and the associated cloud-based IDS NXT lighthouse training software, this even works without any programming effort. Users only need knowledge of their images and their evaluation in order to create a neural network. For example, think of apples. No two are alike, they differ in shape and color and can have rotten spots. These deviations make it difficult for sorting and monitoring systems – unlike, for example, in metal production, where every screw is almost identical.

Image processing with AI facilitates the quality inspection of food
Image processing with AI facilitates the quality inspection of food
IDS NXT cameras with AI make tasks such as control, sorting, allocation and completeness checks easier.
IDS NXT cameras with AI make tasks such as control, sorting, allocation and completeness checks easier.