Machine vision refers to connecting a camera to a computational engine — either an embedded computer inside the camera or an external PC or PLC — and using specialized software to analyze images for features and anomalies indicative of quality defects. Machine vision is also used for assembly verification — making sure all parts and components are part of the final assembly — as well as for tracking production inventory in industries ranging from food production to automotive manufacturing.
In addition, machine vision technology adds tremendous flexibility to industrial automation systems, which increases overall efficiency. For example, “blind” robots are adept at automating repeatable, pre-programmed tasks across industry verticals, but adding machine vision creates a more flexible system with new capabilities. These include vision guidance for robots, pick and place and bin picking, and palletizing and depalletizing — not to mention all the applications where a camera attaches to the end of a robot arm to perform various inspections of difficult parts, such as inside a vehicle during manufacturing.
Here at TECH B2B, we speak your language when it comes to machine vision. Our experts can help you identify the most important value propositions for your new machine vision product or service, whether it’s cameras or sensors — including 2D cameras, 3D cameras, smart cameras, barcode scanners, spectral cameras, and much more — lighting, optics, cables, lenses, software, or complete systems. Our deep understanding of the machine vision technology vertical customer markets, and the automation industry as a whole, means you can trust us as a valued partner to help grow your business to its full potential.