The use of machine vision systems to improve efficiency, productivity, and accuracy in manufacturing is becoming more widespread as businesses learn more about this valuable technology. Machine vision systems incorporated into industrial manufacturing processes allow labor intensive tasks that previously had to be done by humans to be accomplished through automation. Not only has this made operations more efficient and productive, it has allowed businesses to use human labor resources for more desirable and advantageous jobs.
Machine vision refers to the industrial use of vision for automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance. This technology is used for processes such as product inspection, barcode reading, counting, and quality control.
The individual components each serve unique functions, and work together, to comprise the machine vision system. A machine vision system typically includes elements such as:
- Digital or analog cameras
- An interface for digitizing images
- A processor
A “smart camera” includes all three of these components combined into one device. A machine vision system may be comprised of smart camera with the following add-ons:
- Input and output hardware
- Light sources, such as LED illuminators or halogen lamps
- An image processing program
- A sensor to detect and trigger image acquisition
- Actuators to sort defective parts
Industries that benefit from machine vision inspection include:
- Food & beverage
- Automotive manufacturing
- Consumer product manufacturing
- Aerospace manufacturing
- General industry
Remtec is your qualified source for machine vision inspection system integration. Our extensive experience includes expertise in the area of 2D and 3D Profile Measurement as well as 3D appearance inspection. We are a Certified Systems Integrator for FANUC, Cognex, and Keyence, industry leaders in robotic technology. Our specialization includes accreditation as a FANUC Certified Vision Specialist.
Remtec assists both new and experienced robot users with integrated machine vision inspection systems. We have worked on a wide variety of industrial robotic vision inspection projects in diverse range of industries. Our comprehensive services meet all project needs, from system design and development to installation and training.
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