Client Background

The client is a leading manufacturer's representative and distributor of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets — including chemical, mining, oil & gas, power generation, pulp and paper, and general industry.

This whole task is not only complex but also tedious to complete as still some tasks involved in the process are manual requires continuous labor monitoring.

Therefore, a customized monitoring system is to be developed enabling AI/ML to simplify a part of the whole process

OTI Relationship with Client

The whole manufacturing process requires a lot of time and effort and continuous monitoring on a regular basis.

In this case the client is manufacturing steel billets at their plant having certain parameters.

This whole task requires continuous manual monitoring at the location which makes the whole process very tedious. Therefore, the idea is to digitize the whole process of monitoring the parameters by implementing AI/ML ,reducting human effort for perfection.


Monitoring of the red-hot billets and comparing with its exact parameters with human efforts are very difficult

The advantage of this system is it elimanites human efforts and that results in the proper identification of the manufacturing errors ​

Therefore, this whole system needs to be digitally operated with minimum human intervention for the simplified functioning of the whole process using AI/ML Also, crucial protection must be provided to the whole system at the hardware edge. ​


Overview of offered system is depicted as per Figure. Proposed System for performing above measurements shall comprise of the following:

  • Vision Based System for Measurement of Width, Height and Rhomboidity.
  • Laser Sensor for Measurement of Vertical Bend, Horizontal Bend and Length.
  • Laser Sensor for Measurement of Displacement.
  • Motion System having about 13M Travel for positioning of Laser Sensor.
  • MS / AL Frame Mounting the Motion System and Sensors.
  • MS Stand for Installation for Mounting Frame on the Ground.
  • Sensor & System for Measurement of Section Dimensions (Height, Width).
  • System Computer, Control Panel, Customized Application Software.
  • Automatic generation of Test Report.
  • Data Communication with Owners Network.

Used Platform

LabVIEW: System Design Software: LabVIEW is a graphical programming platform that helps engineers scale from design to test and from small to large systems. It offers unprecedented integration with existing legacy software, IP, and hardware while capitalizing on the latest computing technologies. LabVIEW provides tools to solve today’s problems—and the capacity for future innovation—faster and more effectively.

One Platform, Infinite Possibilities: NI LabVIEW system design software is at the centre of the National Instruments platform. Providing comprehensive tools that you need to build any measurement or control application in dramatically less time, LabVIEW is the ideal development environment for innovation, discovery, and accelerated results. Combine the power of LabVIEW software with modular, reconfigurable hardware to overcome the ever-increasing complexity involved in delivering measurement and control systems on time and under budget.

Additional LabVIEW Benefits: Use the Right Approach to Solve Any Problem: Integrate graphical, text-based, and other programming approaches within a single environment to efficiently create custom software solutions. Deploy Software to the Right Hardware: Deploy your LabVIEW code to the right hardware, from desktop PCs to industrial computers to rugged embedded devices. Powerful Multithreaded Execution: Automatically take advantage of the performance benefits provided by multi-core processors. Record and Share Measurement Data: Save, present, and share your measurement results using different file type or report format.