Benefits of Machine Vision
Vision improves quality and productivity, while driving down manufacturing costs
Where human vision is best for qualitative interpretation of a complex, unstructured scene, machine vision excels at quantitative measurement of a structured scene because of its speed, accuracy, and repeatability. For example, on a production line, a machine vision system can inspect hundreds, or even thousands, of parts per minute. A machine vision system built around the right camera resolution and optics can easily inspect object details too small to be seen by the human eye.
In removing physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, machine vision prevents part damage and eliminates the maintenance time and costs associated with wear and tear on mechanical components. Machine vision brings additional safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Moreover, it prevents human contamination of clean rooms and protects human workers from hazardous environments.
Machine vision helps meet specific goals
|Strategic Goal||Machine Vision Applications|
|Higher quality||Inspection, measurement, gauging, and assembly verification|
|Increased productivity||Repetitive tasks formerly done manually are now done by Machine Vision System|
|Production flexibility||Measurement and gauging / Robot guidance / Prior operation verification|
|Less machine downtime and reduced setup time||Change-overs programmed in advance|
|More complete information and tighter process control||Manual tasks can now provide computer data feedback|
|Lower capital equipment costs||Adding vision to a machine improves its performance, avoids obsolescence|
|Lower production costs||One vision system vs. many people / Detection of flaws early in the process|
|Scrap rate reduction||Inspection, measurement, and gauging|
|Inventory control||Optical Character Recognition and identification|
|Reduced floor space||Vision system vs. operator|
- Machine Vision Benefits
- Wikipedia: Machine Vision
- IEEE: Machine vision technology take-up in industrial applications
- Machine Vision Applications
- AIA: Vision Online
- MIT Opencourseware: Machine Vision
- Machine Vision Webinar
In-Sight ® Vision Systems
are unmatched in their ability to inspect, identify and guide parts.
help ensure products are made without defects.
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