Machine Visions Systems are Multiplying in Manufacturing

April 24th, 2013 by

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By Andy The

Here’s another interesting article from Industrial Automation about how a variety of machine vision systems are being implemented within the same manufacturing line.

As industrial automation advances and the demands on speed and precision escalate, the technical requirements of sensors are becoming extreme.  Today’s articulating robots require more performance than simple sensors can provide.

Machine vision is the only solution capable of providing the speed and accuracy needed for high speed manufacturing.  Thanks to numerous processor and image processing advancements, machine vision has evolved into powerful feedback systems that are affordable for most manufacturers.

The configurability of vision systems allows customization to meet specific manufacturing needs.  When integrating multiple vision systems into a manufacturing, the concept of ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t exist. The task – durability, size, precision, and even level of system integration – determines the features of the vision system

As machine vision proliferates throughout industrial automation, it will be interesting to see what technology will be outpaced.  Will manufacturing robots have more demands than what vision systems can deliver, or will robots be to slow to keep up with the capabilities of machine vision?

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