An innovative machine vision solution

for inline quality control on aluminum extrusion and surface treatments

Solutions / EXTRUSION 4.0
About Extrusion 4.0
EXTRUSION 4.O is the only solution in the world that guarantees early scrap identification, prevents unnecessary downstream processing and can be successfully applied to all aluminum industries, ensuring, for each of them, maximum production efficiency.
The Ecosystem
The EXTRUSION 4.0 Ecosystem consists of concrete solutions per production line and a unitary data collection and processing system. More specifically:
  • CYRUS Extrusion
    Installed just a few meters from the aluminium press, allowing for inline, early and real-time defect detection and alerting.
  • CYRUS Powder Coating
    Applicable in vertical and horizontal powder coating lines. Inline, real-time and color agnostic profile surface inspection and sorting.
  • CYRUS Packing
    Inline surface inspection and sorting on semi-finished and powder coated aluminium profiles.
  • EXTRUSION 4.0 Data Management System
    Cloud Industrial IoT platform, gathering surface inspection data from multiple nodes on the shop-floor. Provides historic data and surface quality smart reporting.
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Defect Detection
CYRUS detects all categories of defects during the following production stages:
  • Extrusion
  • Powder Coating
  • Packing
The Technology
CYRUS introduces a holistic AI framework for the aluminium extrusion industry.

Different AI Layers serving defect detection from extrusion to surface treatment with high accuracy. Anomaly detection AI layer reveals complex recurring defect patterns and generates Smart Alerts for machine usage optimization, in real-time. Big data analysis results to high-level decision making, while the innovative Neural Networks are getting “smarter” though Active Learning best practices.

AI-as-a-service delivers Lean Manufacturing by reducing lead times and operating costs while improving aluminium profile quality.
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The key features
The main key features of EXTRUSION 4.0 are:
  • Diagnostic, highly accurate defect detection using Artificial Intelligence
  • 100% defect classification in real-time
  • Smart alerting to the machine operators in real-time
  • Remote production monitoring in near real-time through the cloud-based AI Data Management System
  • Surface inspection history log
  • Business intelligence reports for production optimization
  • Industry 4.0 standards compliant
  • Modular installation / CE Certified
The benefits
The EXTRUSION 4.0 solution guarantees:
  • Reduction of production, processing, and recycling costs
  • Early scrap detection in primary production
  • Prevention of unnecessary downstream processing in secondary production (powder coating, anodizing, packing)
  • Reduction of power consumption and CO2 emissions
D-cube and ASCONA
D-cube and ASCONA the word leader in optical profile measurement technology, have teamed up to launch an integrated product called promex CYRUS for the global aluminum extrusion market.

For orders or to express any kind of interest, please contact the sales departmemt of ASCONA
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Success Story
EXTRUSION 4.0 solution has already been adopted by ALUMIL, one of the most advanced companies in the production of architectural aluminium systems, globally. Surface inspection big data gathered from multiple extrusion and powder coating lines in Greece and Serbia for production optimization purposes.

Read the Success Story to learn more.
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Co-financed by Greece and the European Union.