Mitutoyo Corp. (Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan) which specializes in measuring instruments and metrological technology, and Kitov (Petah Tikva), a developer and provider of automated smart visual inspection software solutions, have signed a partnership agreement enabling Mitutoyo to integrate Kitov’s technologies across its metrology solutions.
As part of the agreement, Mitutoyo will invest and become a shareholder in Kitov. The agreement also establishes the framework for joint-development of new solutions that combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies and Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Kitov’s proprietary AI, robotics, and computer vision technologies allow complete semantic understanding of the part or product under inspection including its 3D structure and components. This results in automated, highly reliable and cost- effective visual inspection and measurement solutions that significantly improve quality control and reduce manufacturing costs.
“While constantly striving to identify the best complementary technologies for our leading metrology systems, we have been seeking an effective technology that can help us fully automate and further enhance our measurement and inspection solutions,” said Mitutoyo President Yoshiaki Numata. “Kitov’s technology is an advanced and innovative solution that meets Mitutoyo’s high standards.”
Hanan Gino, CEO of Kitov, added: “The Kitov solution is already deployed by leading electronics, automotive and aerospace manufacturers in Europe, China, USA, Mexico and Israel. We are proud to team up with Mitutoyo, a global leader in the metrology industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce our unique technology to this industry. We value our strategic partnership with Mitutoyo, which will allow us to integrate our software platform into the most advanced manufacturing environments that are constantly seeking to achieve high quality control.”
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