Instrumental, a leading AI-powered manufacturing quality platform known to support many audio companies, announced an official collaboration with Siemens through the Siemens Dynamo program, an open innovation platform for start-up companies working with Siemens, its customers and partners. The program is focused on innovation in areas such as digital twins, automation, artificial intelligence, and supply chain.
Identifying new failures, determining their root cause, and providing a solution in manufacturing is a complex task. Typically, it entails waiting for the defect to escalate into a significant problem before investigating its underlying causes. Addressing these issues promptly is critical as additional units may be impacted, requiring rework, or possibly becoming scrap.
Instrumental has developed cutting-edge computer vision and AI capabilities that enable engineers to identify potential failures automatically and efficiently determine their root cause. What sets its technology apart is the ability to correlate manufacturing data with product images taken throughout the assembly line, including RGB, AOI, X-Ray, and other scans. This approach helps engineers promptly investigate issues and find solutions to minimize impact and avoid product scrap.
In the scope of the collaboration with Siemens, Instrumental will integrate its cloud-based manufacturing AI platform with Siemens’ Teamcenter Quality software from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio. This combination will enable engineers leveraging Instrumental’s AI-powered insights to streamline problem-solving processes in Teamcenter Quality (e.g., 8D, Corrective and preventive action – CAPA). The Siemens closed loop quality approach, empowered by AI capabilities, extends the conventional quality cycle by connecting all data along the product lifecycle.
Additionally, Instrumental will deploy a demo station in Siemens’ space at MxD in Chicago. This will allow Siemens to showcase Instrumental’s capabilities and the powerful integration with Teamcenter Quality to manufacturing executives looking to improve their quality operations. The new partnership will also be presented during Siemens’ event Realize LIVE Europe 2023, in Munich, Germany, 10-12 July.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Siemens and integrate with Teamcenter Quality. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Instrumental as we continue accelerating our platform adoption by leading manufacturers. Working with Siemens, we can streamline the process of remotely discovering issues, assessing impact and root-causing problems, and monitoring the efficacy of corrective and preventive actions. This will enable manufacturers to improve yields, eliminate rework, and save significant engineering time, resulting in solid ROI and cost savings,” states Anna Shedletsky, CEO of Instrumental.
Bela Alexander Kast, Senior Director Software Engineering at Siemens Digital Industries Software, adds, “Siemens and Instrumental share a vision of how AI can transform the manufacturing industry. We believe this collaboration will enable manufacturers to optimize their quality management processes, streamline root-cause analysis, and improve their product quality. Therefore, we can support to pursue a tangible zero defect strategy for sustainability, by eliminating waste and saving resources. We look forward to collaborating more closely with Instrumental to deliver innovative solutions that help our customers succeed in today’s competitive market.”
Instrumental is a manufacturing quality software provider with solutions to optimize assembly, operations, and quality control processes. Instrumental was founded in 2015 by ex-Apple product design engineers Anna-Katrina Shedletsky and Samuel Weiss. Axon, Bose, Bang & Olufsen, ChargePoint, Cisco Meraki, or SolarEdge, are some of the companies that rely on Instrumental’s cloud platform and purpose-built AI to accelerate time-to-market, improve yields, eliminate rework, and save engineering time.