Welcome to machinevision.co.uk
machinevision.co.uk is designed to give a brief introduction to machine vision technology, provide application examples of machine vision in action and to provide end-users, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers with contacts if they would like to talk to experts on the use of vision systems and smart cameras, or require further reading on general machine vision technology.
Machine vision has become a key technology in the area of manufacturing and quality control due to the increasing quality demands of manufacturers and customers. Machine vision utilises industrial image processing through the use of cameras mounted over production lines and cells in order to visually inspect products, read or direct products and guide robots in real time without operator intervention.
Machine vision (also called “industrial vision” or “vision systems”) is primarily focused on computer vision in the context of industrial manufacturing processes, be it in the inspection process itself (e.g. checking a measurement or identifying a character string is printed correctly) or through some other responsive input needed for control (e.g. robot control or type verification). The machine vision system can consist of a number of cameras all capturing, interpreting and signalling individually with a control system related to some pre-determined tolerance or requirement. Latest generation systems also make use of 3D vision system technology providing more options for automated inspection.
machinevision.co.uk is sponsored by Industrial Vision Systems Ltd.