Pathfinder - Taking frontline productivity to a new level
Gain an extra pair of trained eyes to assist your workers. Get 10% improvement in yield, 60% reduction in errors and reduce training time by 44%.
What is Pathfinder™?
Works with an ordinary webcam!
Pathfinder Apollo by Retrocausal
Visual Mistake-Proofing for Assembly
Create digital "poka-yoke" mechanisms for a variety of sub-assembly processes. Pathfinder tracks individual steps of an assembly process and offers audible and visual alerts to help associates avoid mistakes.
Pathfinder minimizes rework, scrap costs, and assembly mistakes on your lines.
Analytics for Manual Processes
Pathfinder measures cycle times, step-level statistics, variations, and non-value-added activities. This highlights process variability and helps industrial and lean engineers balance lines.
Pathfinder helps manufacturers extract more productivity out of their processes.
Video Traceability for the whole line
Pathfinder extends the typical notion of Total Quality Management (TQM) beyond the traceability of parts to every assembly step. This empowers industrial and quality engineers to analyze the root cause of issues from their computers and to narrow down product batches for recall events.
How it works
Step 1: Capture
- Enter a bill of process and record a handful of demonstrations of the process split across roughly 10 workers to capture various working styles (takes 2-3 hours).
Step 2: Label
- Label the videos at the level of individual steps (takes ~10 minutes).
Step 3: Deploy
- Provide live feedback to assembly operator or passively analyze video for improvements.
Step 4: Analyze
- Get cycle times and step-level analytics, such as standard deviation for each step.
How to get started
We initiate your account through a 4-week pilot program in which we help you install our smart camera system on your workstations, model manual processes, set up the dashboard and live task guidance systems, and demonstrate a clear Return-on-Investment.LEARN MORE