Customer: Hardware Manufacturer.
Industry: Leather production
History: At the end of 2012 GERSIS took part in a R&D project called Surface quality control tool. The purpose of the project was to design hardware and develop a software product to point out defects on hides. Our German partner was responsible for designing hardware and GERSIS was involved into developing a software part.
During the sorting process defects over 0,2×0,2 mm are detected. Using a software tool to automate this process avoids time-consuming manual work and dramatically improves a quality of a final product.
A machine with a line camera is designed to scan a hide. The line camera takes 3 shots from different angles and with various light conditions (maximum image size is 15 GB; 65000 x 75000 pixels). After that the software analyzes the image, detects defected areas and assigns a certain grade to a hide. This procedure takes about 1 minute.
Future functionality upgrade will include creating a cutting unit that will calculate optimal options for cutting hides with minimal waste.
Surface quality control tool software can also be used in different industries such as timber processing, textile manufacturing or metal production where surface quality control is required.
Team structure: 23 people (2 Analysts, 15 Developers, 1 Architect, 1 Project Manager, 3 QA engineers, 1 System Administrator, 1 Technical Writer).
Technologies: MATLAB, AForge .NET, Open CV, Matrox Imaging Library.
Duration: over 24 months.