Microscan Leads Machine Vision System Technology
Microscan holds one of the world's most robust patent portfolios for machine vision systems technology, including hardware design, software algorithms and machine vision illumination. Our Visionscape® brand of machine vision hardware and software is an industry pioneer, improving automated technical inspection, gauging and measurement capability to the benefit of manufacturers worldwide.
Microscan is in continual development of our Visionscape hardware and software as well as our NERLITE® machine vision lighting products, to ensure we provide cutting edge technology and the most complete offerings for machine vision applications.
About Machine Vision
While human inspectors working on assembly lines visually inspect parts to judge the quality of workmanship, machine vision systems use cameras and image processing software to perform similar inspections. Machine Vision inspection plays an important role in achieving 100% quality control in manufacturing, reducing costs and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.
Machine vision system inspection consists of narrowly defined tasks such as counting objects on a conveyor, reading serial numbers, and searching for surface defects. Manufacturers often prefer machine vision systems for visual inspections that require high speed, high magnification, around-the-clock operation, and/or repeatability of measurements.
For example, semiconductor fabrication depends greatly on vision inspection technology, without which yields for computer chips would be significantly reduced. Machine vision systems inspect silicon wafers, processor chips, and sub-components such as resistors and capacitors at high speeds with precision and accuracy.