Hit your build deadlines with Instrumental

Instrumental unifies your product data to deliver the information you need, when and where you need it, so you can find and fix problems fast. Industrial AI automatically finds and ranks every defect, speeds up failure analysis, and keeps your builds on track.

Accelerate your development workflow

Every NPI program’s success depends on how effectively engineers execute the core loop: discover new issues, design and validate a solution, establish a way to monitor for recurrence. Instrumental is the first platform designed to support this end-to-end workflow to deliver continuous design and process optimization from first prototype to mass production.

You’ll feel like you’ve increased your engineering efficiency by 300%.

Discover

  • Happens too late
  • Depends on people
  • Functional tests miss unknowns

Solve

  • Hours of phone calls across geos
  • Waiting on returned parts
  • Incomplete data record

Monitor

  • AOI/MV only finds known failures
  • Data is on-prem only
  • Brittle to changes

How it works

1

Choose your key data sources

Image Streams

From our camera, your AOI, X-ray, microscope, and others.

Data Streams

Functional tests, measurements,
or other inputs via API.

Most insights
Both

Multiple data sets across on-the-line visuals and parametric tests.

Supplier data

Front plate OUTSIDE

Machine Parameters

FRONT plate INSIDE

FRONT PLATE PCB

Measurements

FRONT PRE-SNAP

Functional tests

FINISHED GOOD

other IMAGE sources

Return CENTER FUNCTIONAL TESTS

2

Upload your data in a few simple steps

Get data from your line in as little as one week. Get started in just a few hours with our self-service API or connect with an Instrumental integration expert to deploy our stations on your line ASAP.

Supplier data

Front plate OUTSIDE

Machine Parameters

FRONT plate INSIDE

FRONT PLACE PCB

Measurements

FRONT PRE-SNAP

Functional tests

FINISHED GOOD

other IMAGE sources

Return CENTER FUNCTIONAL TESTS

3

discover

Use AI to find known and unknown issues

Our AI works with just 30 units and station setup can be completed in just 30 minutes. Quickly identify anomalies in your images or your datasets so that you can solve issues earlier in your builds before they become bigger problems.

Example images below are not from customer programs

4

SOLVE

Fix issues faster and earlier in your build

If you have functional failures, our AI will crunch through the data, connect the visual data to the test data and suggest potential root causes by looking for areas where your visual anomalies correlate to your test failure. You can also started solving your hardest problems with just your test data.

1

Why are these units failing this bluetooth test?

2

It looks like this assembly issue is correlated to these test failures.

3

Instrumental’s AI will rank potential root causes, saving countless hours of tedious failure analysis

1

Why are these units failing this bluetooth test?

2

It looks like Firmware Version is correlated to these test failures!

3

Instrumental’s AI will rank potential root causes, saving countless hours of tedious failure analysis

1

Get a complete data record of each unit for failure analysis, with high-resolution images, test results, and measurement tools to avoid manual teardowns or drawn out communication with your factory.

DATA + IMAGES
DATA STREAMS
IMAGE STREAMS

5

MONITOR

Prevent old issues from reoccurring

Once you've understood the root cause, you can take corrective actions to eliminate these issues. Create dozens of tests in minutes by training the AI to understand the difference between passing and failing to enable factory workers to solve issues on the line.

You can monitor the results of these tests in the cloud, or push them live to the line so that defects can be intercepted in real time with direct feedback to the line operators. Export reports automatically to share with broader teams and to facilitate daily standups.

Easily identify your top issues so your team can prioritize actions to continuously improve

Instrumental can flag units that match a failure mode, and also deploy a new on-station intercept within minutes

Supplier data

Front plate OUTSIDE

Machine Parameters

FRONT plate INSIDE

FRONT PLATE PCB

Measurements

FRONT PRE-SNAP

Functional tests

FINISHED GOOD

other IMAGE sources

Return CENTER FUNCTIONAL TESTS

Supplier data

Front plate OUTSIDE

Machine Parameters

FRONT plate INSIDE

FRONT PLACE PCB

Measurements

FRONT PRE-SNAP

Functional tests

FINISHED GOOD

other IMAGE sources

Return CENTER FUNCTIONAL TESTS

Example images below are not from customer programs

1

Why are these units failing this bluetooth test?

2

It looks like this assembly issue is correlated to these test failures.

3

Instrumental’s AI will rank potential root causes, saving countless hours of tedious failure analysis

1

Why are these units failing this bluetooth test?

2

It looks like Firmware Version is correlated to these test failures!

3

Instrumental’s AI will rank potential root causes, saving countless hours of tedious failure analysis

1

Get a complete data record of each unit for failure analysis, with high-resolution images, test results, and measurement tools to avoid manual teardowns or drawn out communication with your factory.

DATA + IMAGES
DATA STREAMS
IMAGE STREAMS

Easily identify your top issues so your team can prioritize actions to continuously improve

Instrumental can flag units that match a failure mode, and also deploy a new on-station intercept within minutes

Instrumental Customer Story

Fortune 50 Electronics Company Automatically Discovered 3 Root Causes for Antenna Issues

Immediately see results from feed screw length DOE.

Discover that antenna connector angle really matters!

Pinpoint poor performance to a specific vendor (found due to color difference)

process results
  • Data Correlations identified feed screw length root cause, leading to a design change
  • Image Correlations identified coax connector angle and PCB vendor, leading to a process change & a vendor investigation
Instrumental Customer Story

Fortune 50 Electronics Company correlated functional failures to visual anomalies, eliminating “5 months of failure analysis”

Prior to Instrumental we would need to rely on a series of serendipitous events to get the data we needed to take action; now we know these defects actually impact function.”

ROBERT

Director Process Engineering

MEMS transducer

  • Identified 39 defect modes with failure rate distribution
  • Enabled engineers to understand necessary quality limits
*Customer data is dramatized

Imaging partner:

Instrumental Customer Story

Fortune 50 Electronics Company Automatically Discovered 3 Root Causes for Antenna Issues

Immediately see results from feed screw length DOE.

Discover that antenna connector angle really matters!

Pinpoint poor performance to a specific vendor (found due to color difference)

process results
  • Data Correlations identified feed screw length root cause, leading to a design change
  • Image Correlations identified coax connector angle and PCB vendor, leading to a process change & a vendor investigation
Instrumental Customer Story

Fortune 50 Electronics Company correlated functional failures to visual anomalies, eliminating “5 months of failure analysis”

MEMS transducer

Prior to Instrumental we would need to rely on a series of serendipitous events to get the data we needed to take action; now we know these defects actually impact function.”

ROBERT

Director Process Engineering

  • Identified 39 defect modes with failure rate distribution
  • Enabled engineers to understand necessary quality limits
*Customer data is dramatized

Imaging partner:

Flexible solutions, simple implementation

Designed for discrete manufacturing at any scale.

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NPI & MASS PRODUCTION

Integrated product data from proto to production.

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FUNCTIONAL TESTS & MEASUREMENTS

Integrate with existing parametric tests, measurement systems, and custom data sources from your line.

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ACTUALLY DEPLOY IN 30 MINUTES

Our team does all the work internally so that your existing factory staff can setup our system in only 30 minutes.

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NO CODING REQUIRED

No need for a data scientist or expensive custom programming.

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USE ANY CAMERA OR CHOOSE DATA ONLY

Capture images with our drop-in cameras or your existing ones

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MES INTEGRATION

Fully integrate with your existing MES for deeper control

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Programs that used Instrumental during development ramped faster than products that did not use it.”

LYON WANG

Director of Engineering and NPI, Motorola

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