Parallel Classification

Parallel Classification enables up to four alternate classifiers to be run on an inspection file, checking if the different classifiers improve the identification of surface defects.
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    Parallel Classification allows the user to set up “production” and “test” classifiers to run in parallel, ensuring defect identification is not affected while new classes are developed and refined.

    By running alongside the current production inspection, Parallel Classification enables potential changes to classification to be evaluated over a longer time frame, using many inspections, without interrupting current defect identification.

    The Parallel Classification function can be set to run automatically on all inspections. In addition, a “seasonal” defect classifier can be used as the “test” setting for defects that occur occasionally or under certain circumstances.

    Parallel classification is designed to operate with SmartView systems in a wide range of industries, including paper, aluminum, copper, steel, plastics and nonwovens.

    SEASONAL CLASSIFICATION
    Some defects only occur under certain conditions. Replacing the production classifier frequently for these occasional defects would invalidate long-term data analysis. In this case, a classifier can be set up that identifies seasonal defects, and run as a test classifier.
     
    AUTOMATIC OPERATION
    Parallel Classification can be automatically run while the production inspection takes place. The parallel classification reads the defects, performs the test classification and records the results independently, without operator involvement.
     
    COMBINED RESULTS
    In addition to the results of the production inspection and test classifications, a combined inspection can be viewed. For each defect in the combined inspection, flags can be set to determine if the class from the production inspection or one of the test classifiers is used.
     
    Parallel Classification is AMETEK Surface Vision’s software utility for running test classifications alongside production inspection – Find out more by contacting us.