KPM Analytics has announced the acquisition of Smart Vision Works, a specialised AI technology company providing computer vision systems for the agriculture and food industries.
Smart Vision Works’ proprietary machine learning algorithms can overcome machine vision problems, delivering quality solutions for customers. Specialising in sorting and foreign material detection, the AI technology can be leveraged by food companies to enhance quality and streamline efficiency.
Brian Mitchell, KPM Analytics CEO, said: “The addition of Smart Vision Works to our existing Sightline Process Controls and Eye Pro System machine vision businesses allows us to provide additional data and technologies for our customers to leverage in their production processes. We strongly believe that the advanced AI capabilities within Smart Vision Works will advance our offerings across all of the end markets we serve.”
Smart Vision Works’ systems efficiently and automatically sort products by size and defect, allowing defective items to be removed from the line. Using AI, the foreign material detector is engineered to find things that do not belong. Once trained, the system can detect foreign material whether it’s plastic, cardboard, metal, or even hair.
This is useful for food companies to ensure they are protecting their customers and reducing the risk of recalls.
Chris Bryant, president of Smart Vision Works, added: “Since 2012, we have worked to fulfil our mission of creating AI-powered vision control systems that improve quality and production for our customers. We are excited to join KPM Analytics. The global resources and reach of KPM will allow us the opportunity to bring Smart Vision Works technologies to customers all over the world and to leverage our solutions in new and innovative ways.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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