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WAPRO Invests in New LineScanner Technology

WAPRO Invests in New LineScanner Technology

WAPRO decided to continue the successful cooperation with SOFTSOLUTION.

The LineScanner recently installed at the insulating glass factory, WAPRO, in Diedorf, Germany utilizes the latest in LineScanner technology. At the inspection station located after the washing machine, the SOFTSOLUTION LineScanner has inspected every single lite since the start-up.

As soon as the LineScanner detects any surface quality or coating defects, the signal lamp turns red and all defects are highlighted and displayed on the monitor indicating the exact positions of each defect. The LineScanner then stores all scan data in the connected archive database.

Employees can quickly and easily access the archived data for statistical reports and much more. In addition, the data can be tied directly to production information to easily look up past results should any questions about the quality of a unit arise in the future.

WAPRO Gmbh & Co. KG is the leading flat glass processing company in central Germany who has been producing high quality, multifunctional glass since 1998. Since 2020, the 2nd generation has been running the business. The company, which belongs to the UNIGLAS Group, decided to continue the successful cooperation with SOFTSOLUTION.

Martin Wagner

Statement from Mr. Martin Wagner – Production Manager at WAPRO GmbH & Co. KG

“The installation and commissioning went smoothly. Mr. Markus Oberklammer was brilliant with his expertise, which he was able to pass on to our dedicated employees through his friendly manner.

The LineScanner is primarily used to further improve quality and support our employees at Visio. After purchasing a new washing machine and Visio in 2020, the latest generation of LineScanner was on our bucket list.

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After inspecting the scanner at GKT in Brakel, it quickly became clear to us that we wanted to use this tool. The quality of the scans and the handling were convincing right away,” explained Martin Wagner. “We are looking forward to working with the tool and thank the company Softsolution for the great product.”

How do we use Artificial Intelligence? 

Here at SOFTSOLUTION, we continue to develop our high quality products. No matter if it’s a brand new system, a hardware upgrade or even the continued use of an existing LineScanner, our customers have the option of utilizing the latest software versions.

With a valid service and support contract, our customers have access to software upgrades which allow them to benefit from these newly developed and innovative functions – such as the new defect categorization using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. 

Innovative developers at SOFTSOLUTION trained the LineScanner software using an AI-based algorithm. The new AI algorithm greatly increases the accuracy of our defect categorization while also adding in new defect categories. The best thing about it: the more scans we collect every day, the more accurately the defects can be assigned to a category.

The operators on the production lines also react differently to each type of defect and therefore it is extremely important which category a defect is assigned.

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