Industrial Automation


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What Is Machine Vision?

Machine vision is the automated extraction of useful information from digital images in an industrial setting.

Examples of useful information:

  • Confirmation of fill level 
  • Confirmation that all components are assembled correctly 
  • Part location and orientation for robot pickup 
  • Part identification reading human or machine readable codes 

 Machine Vision Examples demonstrating confirmation of fill level, correct component assembly, part location and identification.


Quality Assurance

  • Fewer rejects 
  • Automatic visual inspection:  
    Objective and reliable, checks dimensional tolerances and shapes, detects whether parts are absent, checks correct mounting, position and completeness of parts, which can even be microscopically small (e.g. chip structures) 

Increased Productivity

  • Automatic component recognition:
    The components are assigned to different predefined categories on the basis of shape, dimension, patterns, codes and markings 
  • Even suitable for use at high clock-pulse rates