AI fabric inspection machines also helped in enhancing production output thanks to OSHIMA’s cutting edge AI technology.

The company

With a production history spanning over 60 years, the customer is a global producer of textiles and garments based in Taiwan. Their core business is weaving and dyeing fabric for home, apparel, and technical textiles. They also manufacture false twisted silk for global brands.

The company is forward-thinking and customer-focused, staying up-to-date with market trends and consumer demands. They have global manufacturing centers, with production facilities in Vietnam, Indonesia, and China. Their customers include some of the largest international sports apparel brands in the world.

The problem: Outdated fabric inspection machines were hindering factory output

The company used a competitor’s Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) fabric inspection machine, but the machine was outdated and struggled to self-learn. At 20 minutes of processing time per fabric, the machine was taking too long to recognize and learn new fabrics, slowing workers down and impairing production efficiency.

The machine failed to pick up yarn and weaving defects, color differences, and crease marks, which had to be manually inspected. Its tension settings were not versatile enough to accommodate stretchy fabrics like knit or elastic, which limited the factory to higher tension fabrics. On top of this, their after-sales service was slow and expensive, leading to production delays and dissatisfied customers. The customer was frustrated and looking for a better, smarter alternative.

The solution: Precision accuracy via OSHIMA fabric inspection machines with high-resolution cameras

The customer contacted OSHIMA about their AOI/AI fabric inspection solutions and was impressed to learn that OSHIMA’s machines have a deep learning function that quickly recognizes new fabric defects. OSHIMA’s machines are equipped with a high-resolution camera that spots fabric defects, including color differences and crease marks.

They specialize in dealing with low-tension knitted fabric, ensuring fabrics are tension-free upon entering the machine. After-sales support is quick and effective, providing solutions that help the customer swiftly get back on track without disrupting the production line.

The result: A higher defect detection rate and happier customers

Since implementing an OSHIMA fabric inspection machine, the customer’s fabric inspection process has become accurate and efficient. Fabric defects are caught early and resolved before reaching customers. The machine detects minor fabric defects such as color differences and crease marks, enhancing inspection accuracy. Being suitable for high- and low-tension fabrics, factories can take on more orders across a wider range of products, increasing their revenues and profits.

Higher production quality leads to fewer product recalls and enhanced customer satisfaction. Talk to us today to find out how OSHIMA fabric inspection machines can optimize your factory production line.