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SANOVO enters worldwide agreement with Jiglabs
We are proud to announce that SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP has signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement with JigLabs - a software development company with founders from US and Europe.
We are proud to announce that SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP has signed a worldwide exclusive license agreement with JigLabs - a software development company with founders from US and Europe. JigLabs provides an optical-based computer vision system that utilizes deep learning for artificial intelligence to detect cracks and leaks in an egg.
Jan Holm Holst, R&D Director at SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, states:
“Optical detection of egg cracks, especially hair-line cracks, have been tried for many years and several patents have been applied for that, but a successful operational system has never been obtained. For this reason, the sonic-based crack detection systems stayed in the market despite an increase of using computer vision technology in more advanced applications. I must say that this new and special designed artificial neural network algorithm, imbedded in advanced, super high performing hardware, has made a revolutionary change to the future of egg crack detection, and I am sure that in due time we will see this technology taking over all the old sonic based systems used today.”
Until now, tests have been conducted in the US on white eggs. The test site has seen immediate improvements with the new SANOVO deep learning-based computer vision detection system that they decided to turn off their existing, old crack detectors.
Jan-Willem Pennings, R&D Manager at SANOVO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, states:
“When I was introduced to the concept, I saw all the potential benefits for the owner/operator of such a system. The crack detection concept is totally non-contact-designed, compared to the available sonic systems in the market. This means no potential further damage to the final product. The system desires no extra transfers with, e.g. grippers or change of a carrying surface. Again, less damage through transfer of eggs. The system is static, so no moving parts, resulting in low maintenance and ultimately operating cost for our customers. In addition to that, no further adjustments regarding egg size are needed, like for sonic systems. I am also happy to see that the first test results show great promises in both accuracy and performance, and I cannot wait to bring it to the market to revolutionize crack detection for our customers.”
To turn this innovation into a solution that can be used for the detection of all types of eggs, SANOVO and JigLabs are currently working on system integrations and optimization of the technology.
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