Pleora expands North American distribution with Futura Automation

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Pleora Technologies today announced a new distribution partnership with Futura Automation, an established provider of automation solutions for robotics, material handling, automated assembly and machine vision applications. With this relationship, Futura Automation is distributing Pleora's new artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to help ensure end-to-end product quality for manufacturers and brand owners in North America.

"Manufacturers rely on our AI solutions to cost-effectively increase the capabilities of automated quality monitoring systems and add valuable decision-support insight for manual inspection tasks to increase profitability and productivity," said John Butler, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Pleora. "Our solutions, combined with the production process and system design expertise from Futura Automation, will help North American manufacturers continue to compete on the global market."

Pleora's AI solutions include a "no code" software platform that simplifies development, testing and deployment of AI and computer vision algorithms, edge processing hardware to seamlessly deploy advanced quality monitoring capabilities alongside existing infrastructure and end-user processes, and a camera-based visual inspection system that automatically identifies product deviations and alerts operators and inspectors. The company's AI expertise is deployed in the consumer goods, parts manufacturing, food & beverage, and print & packaging markets.

"Futura Automation provides competitive solutions for tough manufacturing problems, with innovative solutions for robot, machine vision and automation customers," said Brian McMorris, President, Futura Automation. "Customers benefit from our team expertise applied to the breadth and depth of our product and service offerings. We look forward to our partnership with Pleora and bringing 'Industry 4.0' benefits to our clients in the Americas."