Solutions - Vision and Traceability

SOLUTIONS

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SOLUTION

WHAT IS MACHINE VISION AND WHY USE IT?

The automatic extraction of information from digital images for process control or inspection of manufactured products.

Machine vision systems analyze images - and make pass/fail decisions and/or return numeric results about each image it receives.

There are 3 keys to a successful vision system:

  1. Lighting and Lensing - Used to create contrast between features of parts and objects. Starting with the best image possible is paramount to the success of the application.
  2. Algorithm and Processing - Selecting the most robust vision tools to solve the application.
  3. Communication and Results - Get the pass/fail, measurement, position, or string data out of the system.

A vision solution is only as strong as the weakest connection. We can help you create the strongest Machine Vision Solution.

 

RAPID DEPLOYMENT VIDEO RECORDING KIT (RDVRK®)

RDVRK

An easy to use video recording solution that allows you to quickly record, view and analyze your footage.

  • Scalable - for up to 8 cameras and while the base system includes a true HD color camera, higher resolution models with up to 60 fps are also available
  • Troubleshoot - use RDVRK ® to find random events and their root cause
  • Safety - monitor equipment remotely in locked-out areas and safely view video remotely
  • Efficiency - No more stop, watch. Use video to gather production rates and isolate variance in run rates.
 
 
WHY USE MACHINE VISION
STRATEGIC GOALMACHINE VISION APPLICATIONS
Higher QualityInspection, measurement, gauging and assembly verification
Increased ProductivityRepetitive tasks formerly done manually are now done by Machine Vision
Production FlexibilityMeasurement and gauging / Robot guidance / Prior operation verification
Less Machine Downtime and Reduced Setup TimeChangeovers programmed in advance
More Complete Information and Tighter Process ControlManual tasks can now provide computer data feedback
Lower Capital Equipment CostsAdding vision to a machine improves its performance, avoids obsolescence
Lower Production CostsOne vision system vs. many people / Detection of flaws early in the process
Scrap Rate ReductionInspection, measurement and gauging
Inventory Control1D / 2D Barcodes, OCR and Indentification
Reduced Floor Space/CostsVision System vs. Operator
 
MACHINE VISION APPLICATIONS

Machine vision can be used on numerous manufacturing applications. Machine vision uses image capture and analysis to automate tasks such as inspection, gauging, and counting, in addition to reading barcodes and optical characters. Inaccuracy’s happen, with machine vision systems you get the help you need to error check faster, more reliably and with greater precision. We can help you with applications in:

  • Guidance - determines part position (x, y and angle)
  • Inspection - correction location, quality, completeness
  • Gauging - precise dimensioning and ensure tolerances
  • Identification - read codes, read characters and recognize objects
 
TYPES & PARTS OF MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS

SYSTEM PARTS

 
  • Lens
  • Lighting
  • Fixturing
  • Camera
  • Vision System Hardware Mounts
  • Vision Software
  • I/O Communications: HMIs, PLCs, PCs, Robots and more...

SYSTEMS TYPES

  • Laser & Image Based Barcode Reading
    • Imaged and laser barcode reading systems to solve virtually any ID application from stationary to high speed.
    • Read 1D, 2D, and Stacked Symbologies.
  • 2D Machine Vision
    • Area Scan
    • Line Scan - image is built line by line and movement is needed. Encoder is required to track movement

 
IMPROVING VISION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
  • Lighting techniques - Structure and Wavelength are utilized to create the best contrast.
  • Optics -
    • Resolve : Optimize image quality by selecting the correct lens for the CCD.
    • Ensure the proper depth field and field of view is optimized for the application.
  • Filtering techniques - Control the light. Polarize, band and block light to assist in the creation of the highest contrast possible.
DON'T GO IT ALONE ON MACHINE VISION - We Can Help
  • Your team can make products better, faster and less expensively with a knowledgebase of lighting techniques, key applications and components to help.
  • Design systems built specifically to your applications and processes.
  • You get started, or upgrade an existing application, with all the necessary key components (lens, cameras, lighting, software and communications).
  • Improve system performance with optics, lighting, filters and image pre-processing.

 

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