Optimum is specialized in intelligent image processing that combines digitization, database management and camera technology. The IT expert team from Karlsruhe has been automating and optimizing the processes of leading industrial companies for over 26 years.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Optimum: Optimum is a leading supplier in the field of camera-based operator assistance systems with the multiple award-winning camera-based assistance system Smart Klaus. Smart Klaus accelerates the processes in industrial companies, makes them more economical and relieves the employees. Thus, it increases quality, productivity and satisfaction of customers and employees.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

Optimum: Our product Smart Klaus SK THT is the new member of the Smart Klaus family. It is optimized for use in THT assembly. The Smart Klaus SK THT monitors the assembly process in real time and warns the operator immediately if an assembly error (e.g. missing, wrong or incorrectly polarized component) has been detected. This avoids rework, rejects and complaints.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

Optimum: The members of the Smart Klaus family are:

  • SK Receipt: Smart Klaus for incoming goode inspection
  • SK Ident: Smart Klaus for outomaticel optical identification
  • SK Assembly: Smart Klaus for operator guidance and quality assurance in manual assembly
  • SK THT: Smart Klaus for quality assurance in THT assembly
  • SK Inspect: Smart Klaus for optical final inspection

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

Optimum: It is a growing market as customer demands for quality and flexibility in manufacturing increase.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

Optimum: The main trend is digitalization on the shopfloor. Smart Klaus digitizes manual workplaces and integrates them seamless into ERP and EMS.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

Optimum: The focus of innovating Smart Klaus is in the field of artificial intelligence. We have and will continue to integrate artificial intelligence technologies to ease training and usage of all Smart Klaus products.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

Optimum: We estimate a further growing market for all kinds of automation and quality assurance products.