VIRE LABS Oy is an innovative Finnish hardware and software development company with specialized expertise in embedded systems and graphics programming that uses AI.
VIREBOX.AI is a development platform for digitizing human, material, and service flows. It allows you to identify deviations, streamline processes, and make future predictions.
The Train Scanner by VR Fleetcare and Vire Labs uses SICK technologies to beat the challenges
In Helsinki, next-generation laser scanners are used in the maintenance of trains. Enormous volumes of data challenge product development in an unprecedented way.
The Ilmala district of Helsinki is home to the largest rail yard in Finland. Its massive maintenance halls are used to maintain a majority of Finland’s long-distance train cars, as well as the Greater Helsinki commuter train fleet. Train maintenance consists largely of inspection – cars are thoroughly checked, but ultimately only a few parts are replaced or repaired. Indeed, VR FleetCare, the unit responsible for train maintenance, set out to automate the inspection of trains and, in cooperation with Finnish AI and IT developer Vire Labs, created a solution that combines sensors and artificial intelligence.
The Train Scanner is a 6.6-metre-long pole at the Ilmala train yard. It contains three high-speed line cameras, a SICK LMS4000 laser scanner, lights for the cameras, and Vire Labs technology. “Sensor technology, machine vision, and artificial intelligence applications are extremely useful for inspecting rail stock”, explains Vire Labs CEO Mikko Saari.
With the help of AI and advanced sensor technologies, the Train Scanner reduces monotonous routines. It makes the end user’s work easier and more meaningful, and at the same time, it enhances the productivity.
Virebox.AI & smart sawmill
Metsä Group wants to make the most out of its wood. Veisto is there to help Metsä operate efficiently. Vire Labs detects the log ends on the Veisto saw line, so only centimetres are needed between them.
Solutions to problems that seem impossible
Our customers buy solutions related to problems with the development of automation. In our opinion, the best problems are those that have never been solved in the world before. We succeed because of our expertise in the development of both hardware and software. We are strongly committed to collaboration with our customers. Working with you, we will put together a proof of concept (POC) in a couple of weeks and a commercial product in six months.
Vire Labs develops with technologies
Vire Labs Oy is an innovative Finnish hardware and software development company with specialized expertise in embedded systems and graphics programming that uses AI. We have produced insightful solutions for identifying seals, strollers, and queue lengths. Whether it’s passenger counting or detecting deviations in power-consumption, we’ll provide your automation system with information that will enable it to operate much more efficiently than before.
Our own product Virebox.AI can perform demanding identification and analysis using edge computing without sending data to the cloud. The technology is especially suitable for tasks containing personal data and in conditions where data transfer capacity is weak.
“Traditional industry is transforming into the Industry 4.0 world where automation meets digitalization. Virebox provided us a fast track to this new world.”
Mika Riikonen, BAU Director, Insta
“Digitalization brings lots of opportunities while at the same time the amount of available data is constantly growing. We were surprised how easily Virebox was installed to customer environments and it also brought us new business models.”
Markus Santanen, Director, Mipro
“Virebox.AI can be used to implement versatile detection solutions based on various technologies. A high-performance detection solution, for example, combining video cameras and optical radars, can in best cases be implemented in a few days. Virebox.AI operates in its expandability and sustainability as an enabler of customer-oriented business operations and processes in all industrial sectors.”
Janne Siltari, Head of Iot, Solita