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A vision system is a system that provides image-based inspection for different industrial and manufacturing applications. Smart cameras that have been calibrated for performing specific inspections automatically examine products during manufacturing or may adjust other processes in real time. Read More…

Vision System A vision system utilizes machine vision in an assembly line to examine products for quality. Machine vision uses imaging technology to sense, sort and guide without making contact.
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Avon, IN  |  317-272-2577

Decision Technology is a reliable, experienced provider of machine vision systems and related engineering, integration and services. Our cost-effective machine vision solutions cover a wide range of applications and technologies, and include complete turn-key systems as well as consulting.

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Decision Technology LLC $$$

Florence, KY  |  859-371-5070

When it comes to machine vision systems, we have the tools to get the job done right. We work hard to provide the best solutions and products to meet our customers’ demand. It is our goal to work with you from start to finish on all aspects of design and production. We will do our best to provide the solution to even your most challenging requirements. Find out more by contacting us today!

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Cincinnati Automation Ltd. $$$

Natick, MA  |  508-650-3000

Our machine vision systems are used around the world in millions of applications. We believe in creating products that work, and our customers trust us to create innovative and effective designs they can rely on. You will find that we face even the most difficult challenges with ease. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

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Cognex Corporation $$$

North Kingstown, RI  |  401-886-2000

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence manufactures highly flexible and sophisticated 3D vision measurement systems for industrial metrology applications. Our products are designed for fast and accurate acquisition of large data sets on the production floor and include fully integrated software for data analysis.

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What is a Vision System?

A vision system is a system that provides image-based inspection for different industrial and manufacturing applications. Smart cameras that have been calibrated for performing specific inspections automatically examine products during manufacturing or may adjust other processes in real time. 2D and 3D cameras are now used as parts of a vision system for automated inspection, quality control, robot guidance, product guidance, and many other industrial purposes.

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There are many applications of vision systems. The type of vision system that is most suitable for a certain application depends on many factors including the specific properties of the process or products, what needs to be inspected, the inspection speed, and the budget available. Most inspections are carried out using either 1D, 2D, 3D, or area/line scan cameras.

Types of Vision Systems

The different types of vision systems include:

Process Control Vision Systems

Process control vision systems utilize process feedback for achieving a flawless process line using industrial process vision controls. Among the many functions they serve include the capturing and communication of measured values to a variety of data logging systems, using imaging systems for precise control of robot positioning, the capturing of historical data from a process, and the monitoring of events through event-capture technology.

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Defect Inspection Vision Systems

These vision systems serve to catch and resolve product surface defects or packaging issues in real time. Examples of issues tracked through these systems include label placement verification, dent inspection, broken seals, missing parts, deformities, broken parts, etc.

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Custom Packaging Inspection Vision Systems

These vision systems are responsible for limiting the false reject rate and meeting the exact standards and qualities required for the product. They are used to inspect for defects, dents, holes, and creases on various materials including plastics, damage, metals, or glass. Vision systems also check labels for wrinkles, skew, position, and date codes. Furthermore, they may be used to examine missing caps, molded features, crooked caps, correct seals, etc.

Print-and-Code Inspection Vision Systems

Print-and-code inspection vision systems are responsible for identifying incorrect or damaged labels on products before their release. They may be used for many purposes including the detection of poor quality text or inspecting pre-printed artwork, laser markings, ink-jet quality, chemical etchings, etc. Vision systems are used to check 1D barcodes and 2D data matrix codes' readability and matching of products. They also help in the verification of correct labeling for purposes ranging from guaranteeing the proper listing of ingredients to providing correct nutritional information.

Custom Web Inspection Vision Systems

These vision systems utilize real-time processing to eliminate tears, detect improper webbing, prevent holes, and for various other purposes. These systems are also employed in the inspection of barcodes and 2D codes, checking artwork, and monitoring print quality.

Custom Tolerance Measurement Vision Systems

Custom tolerance measurement vision systems ensure the quality of products as well as repeatable production standards. They are capable of revealing valuable process information. Examples of the functions they may serve include verifying of thread counts or the tolerances of different parts, providing machine vision measurements as well as statistics, checking the tolerance of a final machined part, camera and laser scanning, comparing finished products with CAD images, heat seal inspection, the analyzing infrared cameras, and radiometric analysis.

Applications of a Vision System

  • Vision systems are utilized in the manufacturing industries for the inspection of random samples. They can also be used for in-line inspection of all samples.
  • They are used for quality control/appearance inspections.
  • They are utilized for dimension inspection and counting.
  • They are used for picking and positioning.
  • Vision systems can be used for defect detection and pattern matching.
  • They can be used for automated vision testing as well as for measurement verification.

Benefits of a Vision System

  • Vision systems are capable of performing tedious tasks in hazardous environments.
  • They reduce human intervention, thus eliminating the possibilities of human contamination and potentially reducing employee errors.
  • Vision systems automate repetitive and arduous tasks. This will, in turn, ensure a seamless workflow and also provide employees the time to indulge in creative thinking strategies and problem-solving exercises.
  • These systems reduce operational and maintenance costs drastically, and they also save hours of manual labor.
  • They are capable of delivering unparalleled accuracy and precision; they are able to detect even miniature defects not noticed by people.

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