Explore the Exciting Features of A.I. Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) OCR technology that is implemented in ViTrox’s TH3000i & TR3000i Tray-based vision solution. The A.I. OCR is trained by using large sets of data.

Posted on Sep 1, 2022

One important aspect of the inspection line is Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which uses vision technology to convert printed text into machine-encoded text so that it can be accessed on a computer. The level of the character's scanning accuracy is based on the clarity of the character. Therefore, the accuracy rate is problematic as small imperfections can result in the loss of essential data points and misinterpretation of characters. When this happens, human intervention is needed to solve the problem to make the production floor keeps moving. This would eventually reduce the process efficiency.

Introducing the advanced feature - Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) OCR technology that is implemented in ViTrox’s TH3000i & TR3000i Tray-based vision solution. The A.I. OCR is trained by using large sets of data, resulting in exceptional accuracy when it comes to recognizing texts. The performance of the A.I. OCR is leaps and bounds ahead of regular OCR.

A.I. OCR is well-trained to pass or fail units during the inspection process. Just like the human eyes, A.I. is able to recognise characters even if the units are not clearly recognised due to different contrast, noise, or even if they are numbers, upper or lower case.

What are the benefits?

User-Friendliness in Mark Learning Set-Up Process

A.I. OCR increases user-friendliness in the mark learning setup process by eliminating manual verification. Without A.I. technology in OCR, users have to scan in the unit ID, and the system will verify whether the ID matches with the customer database before proceeding to the mark learning setup. If there is any contamination or different surface contrast of the character, the system can’t recognise the character, which requires human intervention for manual verification. However, with the latest A.I. OCR, users just need to scan in the unit ID and ViTrox’s vision solution will compare each interpreted character and proceed to the next step. Thus, the entire mark learning set-up process is easier and more user-friendly.

Increase Machine Utilization

During the mark learning process, some common errors that would occur include alphabetic errors, lower characters, wrong orientation, different fonts, as well as different contrasts. When the errors occur, the machine normally requires operators for manual verification. However, with A.I. OCR technology, the entire mark learning process is fully automated that does not need to rely on human verification or adjustment. Thus, it greatly improves machine utilization.

Reduce Human Labor Cost

A.I. OCR helps users to reduce human labour costs to achieve cost-effectiveness as well. As A.I. OCR feature has the ability to recognise characters without involving human intervention, users can reduce the headcount and save up costs.

Improve Time Efficiency

Users do not need to stop the mark learning process when errors happen for manual verification with the help of A.I. OCR as it could perform data verification as a human does. Thus, it significantly reduces the machine stopping/waiting time and achieves higher efficiency.

A.I. plays an essential role in the inspection industry. The small size of inspection units and stringent requirements by users may cause difficulties for humans to spot the error or defects accurately or require a longer time in the data verification process. Thus, wait no more! It's time to upgrade to A.I. OCR technology now!

Wish to explore more about ViTrox’s A.I. applications on the vision system? Please feel free to contact our sales experts or ViTrox Authorized Local Support for assistance by emailing (mvst_bd_group@vitrox.com).