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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Quality Management Solutions out of 826
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 826 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 821 quality management solutions, get in touch.
Deepflow automates Metallurgy Quality Inspection
In the metallurgy sector, steel manufacturing requires a quality assurance process early in the supply chain. Quality control methods spot common defects like those arising from die casting and welding. Technicians interpret this data to take corrective action, however there are possibilities of delays in fault detection which leads to losses. Therefore, startups are developing solutions to automate quality inspection in the metallurgy sector.
French startup Deepflow automates metallurgy quality inspection. It uses machine vision technology to conduct inspection tasks throughout the manufacturing process. The solution helps non-destructive testing technicians to automatically spot and label defects on industrial X-ray images. The AI-enabled system allows defect detection on a comprehensive and regular scale.
Effivity provides a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Management System
Regulatory norms guarding the raw material and process specifications in the pharmaceutical industry are highly stringent. There is a requirement for solutions to overcome regulatory challenges and cover health, safety, and environmental aspects during production. Therefore, startups are developing comprehensive quality check platforms for application in the pharmaceutical industry.
US-based startup Effivity provides a HSE management software system for process control in the pharmaceutical industry. The platform allows product quality management as per the established product quality plan. The solution enables monitoring of hazardous waste and run-offs and implements adequate control measures and efficient disposal programs. It updates equipment conditions, their maintenance requirement, and calibration through auto-reminders to reduce breakdown and production delays.
Flowtify offers a Food Quality Management Platform
Hygiene and quality audit in the food services industry is not continuous. The quality check processes are not strictly standardized leading to inconsistency in food quality. Alteration in the environmental conditions leading to food contamination. Therefore, startups are developing solutions based on the Internet of Things (IoT) to automate quality management in the food services industry.
German startup Flowtify offers a hygiene and quality management platform for the food industry. The solution helps food processing companies to perform quality and hygiene audits via an app and IoT components. It documents mandatory self-checks as per regulations paperlessly and archives in the cloud, facilitating digital compliance. Moreover, the IoT solution sets individual limit values for temperature and humidity loggers and sends automated notifications in case of deviations.
Smartex develops Textile Quality Control Software
Product inspection mechanisms currently comprise workers staring at textiles on-screen or in-person throughout the day to notice defects. With huge pieces of fabric being manufactured, it is near impossible to inspect all areas of the fabric for defects. To overcome this, startups are developing AI-based solutions to inspect and manage the quality of the textiles produced.
US-based startup Smartex provides quality control software for the textile industry. The startup’s AI-based quality inspection solution improves production yields by minimizing defective output. The solution comprises a fault detection system that integrates with circular knitting machines and collects fabric images using high-resolution cameras. It then uses computer vision algorithms to analyze these images and halts the machines on detecting a cyclic defect. This enables textile manufacturers to reduce defective production and improve production yields.
Hammer-IMS provides M-Ray-based Measurements
The cooling in the extruded film process is more efficient than the blown film process. As the degree of draw and orientation is lower in the cast film process, the thickness distribution in cross direction is more uniform with cast processes. The current thickness measurement solutions often lead to scratches on the sheet, leading to quality degradation. Therefore, startups are developing thickness measurement solutions to control the extrusion process without harming the film.
Belgian startup Hammer-IMS provides M-Ray-based measurements for the plastic industry. The system’s large measurement gap and absence of an additional guidance roller enable the manufacturing of scratchless plastic products. With high material coverage, the system provides near real-time data which enables quick response time. Thickness measurement in flat film extrusion lines ensures the quality and reduces the consumption of raw materials. This leads to a higher production rate with better optical properties of the products.
Discover more industrial Startups
Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on lean manufacturing, material waste recovery, and optimization. While all of these technologies play a major role, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Industrial Workplace Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.