The case for a robust visualization solution in your machine vision system
John Stamos, 04-30-2013
One aspect of machine vision that most people don’t think enough about is visualization. Intuitive, easy-to-use visualization devices add significant value to your machine vision system. Here’s why:
- Operators need to see to believe. Machine vision as a technology is most effective when users can see what it does, particularly when the users on the factory floor are not trained vision experts. When operators can easily see an image and clearly know that the inspection applications are working correctly, they are far more likely to accept machine vision as an essential part of the production process.
- Keep PCs off the factory floors. A PC is a delicate machine that doesn’t stand up well to the rigors of most production environments. A visualization device is more rugged and has a smaller form factor, making it easier to install, use, and maintain.
- Visualization keeps it simple. Operators do not need to learn application development software to get the benefits of a visualization system. The device is simple to integrate and requires no special knowledge.
Cognex offers a variety of visualization options for the VisionView® operator interface for visual inspection of your applications. To learn more about you can get more from your machine vision system with a new visualization solution, contact a Cognex sales engineer.