Implementing vision inspection systems: Facts

Because of their repeatability, accuracy and efficiency, vision inspection systems are very popular in the industrial sector. They offer many advantages over human inspection during production.

Vision inspection systems can be complicated and have many variables that can affect the equipment. They must be properly implemented to reap the long-term rewards.

Know your Environment and Equipment

Integration of vision inspection systems into existing production equipment and processes is often necessary. It’s important that you understand how your cameras fit in with these equipment and the production environment.

Is the integration going to involve pick-and-place robotics, product rejection systems, conveyors, or other rugged environmental factors such as extreme heat or low lighting?

To determine how your vision inspection system fits into existing production environments, it may take programming, mechanical engineering and robotics experts.

You can start to narrow down cameras for vision inspection systems

There are many vision systems available that can be used for inspection purposes. It can be difficult to narrow down the options. But, to get started, ask yourself this simple question: Do we need a single sensor camera (smartcamera) or multiple sensor cameras (multi-camera vision systems)?

Smart cameras are a good choice for production lines that have fewer inspection points and where data processing is not necessary. They can be self-contained, portable, and easily programmed to do a specific task.

A multi-camera vision system could prove to be very beneficial for production lines that have many inspection points.

There are many other factors to consider, but the first thing you should do is ask about single or multi-sensor camera systems. This will help you narrow down the type of vision system that would work best for your needs.

Before you implement vision inspection systems, there are many things to know about your application. These tips will help you increase your chances of success in implementation and reap the benefits of vision inspection systems for many years.