Factory automation without machine vision: unthinkable!

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Automation without machine vision: unthinkable!

Superior automated manufacturing anticipates and oversees every detail. Defective products are sorted out early. Imaging allows robots to select and assemble components without errors and increase company earnings.

Without modern automation technology the economic production of all manner of goods would simply be impossible. For years, imaging and machine vision has been playing a more and more important role: this technology turns "blind" machines and equipment into "seeing" ones and enables applications to be realised which would be impossible to convert to other sensor technologies, or only at great expenditure.

Modern production systems utilise the performance capabilities of automation components such as robots, memory-programmable controls (SPS), sensory technology, handling technology, drive technology and many other elements for safe, high-quality, fault-free and economical production. Image processing, often also referred to as machine vision, has become established in many industry sectors as a high-performance and economical method for automated visual quality control. Even at high speeds and with stringent requirements for accuracy it allows one hundred per cent inspection of the manufactured products and is thus an ideal tool to strengthen the competitiveness of companies.

An important aspect in terms of economics is that products can be inspected optically prior to being finished. These inspections at an early stage in the production process allow timely detection of faults and rejection of faulty parts before they pass through the entire manufacturing process. This avoids unnecessary costs and increases economic efficiency.

The performance levels of imaging components such as cameras, imaging capturing hardware, image processing software and the most commonly used PC systems are increasing continuously. This is why machine vision is permanently attracting new applications in more and more industry sectors and contributing to efficient manufacturing in a major way. Image processing is an integral element of today's automation systems and equipment, one that cannot be done without any more.

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Machine vision solutions for the packaging industry

28/04/2017

components 2017 (interpack) | Düsseldorf | 04-10 May 2017 | Stand B01 | Hall 18

The packaging industry is facing great challenges. Personalisation instead of industrial mass production is one of the trends in almost every application area. Regardless of whether packaging is used in the medical or food sector, for cosmetics or in other industries: They all require machine configurations that can change and quickly adapt, at the press of a button. Mechanical engineers in the packaging industry greatly benefit from the huge variety of possibilities offered by STEMMER IMAGING, Europe’s largest imaging technology provider, thanks to its comprehensive range of components and services.

Temperature measurement fully integrated into automated inspection processes

21/02/2017

STEMMER IMAGING has developed a subroutine for the Sherlock machine vision environment that allows fully calibrated temperature measurements from an LWIR camera to be seamlessly included in machine vision measurements.

New high performance 4-channel compact GigE Vision system from Adlink

17/01/2017

The new EOS-1300 from Adlink is a high performance, compact embedded vision system designed for demanding machine vision and automation applications requiring multiple cameras, high computing power and time deterministic solutions. The EOS-1300 features 6th Generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors, four Gigabit Power over Ethernet ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and FPGA-implemented digital I/O functions, all in a very small footprint.

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3D Imaging for a Safe Belt - Sorting plastic parts

17/09/2015

Lutz GmbH is testing components for belt restraints with a 3D image processing system. STEMMER IMAGING supplied the company with the required imaging components and...

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