Machine vision is one of the most exciting and innovative technologies in the field of automation. Without this technology, many production processes would no longer be feasible today, because the production speeds of modern systems in combination with the constantly increasing quality requirements make manual inspection of goods completely impossible.

Machine vision systems are not only used in production and automation, they are also increasingly present in all areas of everyday life, such as here:

  • In sports, they help to review referee decisions or to practice the perfect swing when swinging golf.
  • In medicine, they support doctors in their diagnoses.
  • In traffic engineering, they manage vehicles intelligently and reduce the risk of accidents or recognize license plates, e.g. for the truck toll.
  • In the food industry, they ensure that no unwanted parts get into food or drinks.
  • Vision systems have even been used to count fish, deer, gulls, aphids and other animals!

The list of applications using this technology could go on and on. A few examples of applications written by Peter Stiefenhöfer and PS Marcom Services published in numerous professional trade magazines can be found here:

Aluminum containers, e.g. for pet food, coffee or fuel pastes, are produced at a speed of several hundred parts per minute and checked by machine vision.

Up to ten cameras work next to each other in machines for the production of foils, which are produced at production speeds of up to 1200 meters per minute.

Two codes and up to 20 additional pieces of information such as texts, dates or logos are read and evaluated on cheese packaging at a belt speed of approx. 1 meter per second.

Laser projection systems support the employees of an automobile manufacturer with the manual inspection of around 1500 weld seams per car body and show the position of the weld seams to be inspected.

Every day, the lives of millions of people depend on faulless tires on cars and airplanes. Automated tire testing devices with the latest machine vision technology ensure the greatest possible safety in this area.

Mass-produced goods from fastener technology such as screws or washers, which are mainly used in automobiles and airplanes, are inspected and sorted with the help of machine vision technology at up to 600 parts per minute.

Up to 30 connectors per second are checked in automatic test systems for any number of adjustable test features with 100 percent security.

With the help of a machine vision system, a goalkeeper robot becomes almost invincible and fends off even hard-kicked balls with almost unbeatable security.

Would you also like to describe applications in text or video where machine vision or automation technology play a decisive role? PS Marcom Services will be happy to support you competently! Simply contact us and we will discuss your ideas!