The wenglor sensoric group is expanding its know-how in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science with the acquisition of the software developer deevio. Creating new opportunities for future innovations in the field of machine vision. deevio GmbH, which was spun off from the Viessmann Group’s wattx incubator, is based in Berlin. This will remain in place after the integration into the wenglor sensoric group, while the management will be taken over by the Head of Computer Vision, Christian Vollrath, in the future.
“We are very pleased that with the successful takeover of deevio GmbH we can further intensify our expertise and performance in the area of machine vision,” emphasizes wenglor managing director Rafael Baur. “Deevio has built up a great deal of know-how for image processing applications in the automation industry in the field of AI and data science in recent years and is therefore a great asset for us.”
The software developer specializes in the automation of visual inspections in production. Through the combination of AI, software and hardware, image processing systems developed by deevio are used in factories to solve complex applications. With the help of artificial intelligence, manual quality controls can be automated, among other things, which cannot be solved with rule-based image processing. The solutions are already being used across industries in production in the automotive sector as well as in the packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
Wenglor caused a stir in the field of industrial image processing a few weeks ago with the release of the B60 series. The B60 Smart Cameras succeed in realizing comprehensive solutions for demanding image processing applications. “Our B60 series smart cameras with the integrated, powerful wenglor uniVision 3 software ecosystem have expanded the machine vision horizons in the industry,” says Christian Vollrath, who is responsible for computer vision at wenglor and is now taking over the management of deevio as managing director . “The course is clearly set for further innovations with AI and image processing. This is also why I see it as a great added value that with deevio we are able to further deepen our commitment to future-proof solutions.”
deevio was supported in the takeover of LSJ.Advisory. CEO and co-founder Damian Heimel will support deevio for another six months and then hand over strategic leadership to wenglor. “wenglor is the ideal partner for us to scale our AI technology and make it available to a significantly larger group of customers. We are pleased to be part of the innovative family from today,” says Damian Heimel.
The wenglor and deevio development teams will now work on integrating the deevio technology into the wenglor software environment uniVision and thus making it accessible to wenglor customers.
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