Machine vision has been applied to all aspects of life.Temperature detection, product defect inspection, barcode tracking…But what is machine vision?
One of the easiest ways to understand a machine vision system is to think of it as the “eye” of a machine. The system uses a camera to capture images and convert them into digital form for operation. Enterprises use machine vision systems in various ways to improve quality, efficiency and operations.
How does a machine vision system work?
With the arrival of the wave of technological reform, some manufacturing plants have begun to use machine vision systems. Whether it is industrial or non-industrial applications, the application of machine vision systems has greatly improved the production efficiency of the factory and ensured the production quality of products. The following are the relevant components of the visual inspection machine:
- Light source
- Image analysis software and algorithms
- Screen and computer
- Product outlet
Let’s see how these components work together when using machine vision to inspect products during the manufacturing process:
When the sensor detects the product, the machine starts to work. The sensor triggers the light source to illuminate the area, and the camera to capture the image of the product or product component. The image processor converts the camera’s image to digital output. The digital file is saved on the computer, so it can be analyzed by the system software. The software compares the file with a set of predetermined data to identify defects. If a defect is found, the product will not be sorted directly into the defective collection box.
How to apply machine vision to product production?
In addition to using machine vision for quality control purposes, it also helps companies identify, inspect, and guide companies in many ways.
Here are some examples:
- Correcting production line defects: in addition to using machine vision to identify defective products, machine vision can also help correct incorrect product locations in the production line.
- Inventory control and management: during the reading of barcodes and labels on components and products, ensure that the correct components are added when the product moves along the assembly line.
- Product tracking and traceability: in strictly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, it is possible to track ingredients, product serial numbers and monitor expiration dates.
- Measurement and calibration: measure the number of products loaded to ensure that they meet specifications.
As technology continues to improve, the use cases for machine vision will continue to grow.
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