How To Expose Manufacturing Blind Spots


Realtime Solutions

Manufacturing and warehousing operations have been able to access a wide range of data in a cost-effective manner for many years. With the advent of AI and Industry 4.0 the sources of data have grown exponentially. The sources include: 

  • MACHINE TOOLS – alarms, statuses, overrides, modes, loads, speeds and feeds. 
  • CONNECTED SYSTEMS – application programming interfaces (APIs), enterprise resource planning (ERP), computer assisted manufacturing (CAM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), tooling and maintenance systems. 
  • OPERATORS – equipment operators providing missing data. 
  • SENSORS – wired or IoT measuring power, vibration, temperature, humidity, etc. on 



Yard Cycle Times and Eliminating Bottlenecks 

Automatically detect movement of trucks in a yard. The system creates a digital twin of the truck in the system. The detail can include the gate entry, exit and loading times. This type of analysis has helped organizations to better schedule vehicles to avoid bottlenecks throughout the day. 

How it Works


1 - Instrument

Non-invasive ThinkIQ Vision cameras are rapidly installed. No retrofit necessary, and since the system looks at equipment vs. connecting to it, any vintage machine can be digitized. Additionally, ThinkIQ Vision can create “visual twins” of operator activities and material or product information with no need for data entry.


2 – Analyze

ThinkIQ captures the data at the edge, and then transmits as needed to our cloud to feed the artificial intelligence pipeline. ThinkIQ automatically translates your physical operations into analytical data.


3 – Action

ThinkIQ Vision generates big data where none exists leveraging cameras and machine vision. It gives operators and managers real-time reporting on critical actives and events.


Automating Inventory & Warehouse Management:

ThinkIQ Vision gives managers real-time reporting on critical activities and events.


Computer vision can automate kanbans by signaling when bin levels drop below a predetermined level.  It can also  enforce how the shop floor is laid out and managed. Keeping designated areas clear helps to reduce accidents and injuries while improving material flows. 


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