Manufacturing: Here Are Three Machine Vision Use Cases
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Manufacturing: Here Are Three Machine Vision Use Cases

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, January 06, 2020

With the help of machine vision systems, industrial manufacturers can discover cracks, flaws, or any blemishes in physical production. Besides, these systems can effortlessly check for accurate measurements of components that are used while the product is being assembled.

FREMONT, CA: Machine vision has achieved immense popularity over the past few years, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing firms can gain from the increased flexibility, lesser product defects, and increased overall production quality facilitated by the technology.

Below are three use cases of machine vision in manufacturing and also the probable advantages that can be reaped by the manufacturing sector. 

1. Taking Proactive Measures

Consider the scenario where manufacturing firms had the chance to foresee the working status of machinery and proactively take corrective actions to avoid breakdown, which is probable to occur. Such a method can not only help manufacturers minimize the cases of equipment failure but also enhance their employee productivity and heighten cost-savings. Machine vision systems can efficiently perform these tasks and guarantee minimal downtime.

For a while now, robots have been a part of manufacturing businesses. So, what happens if these robots are powered with AI and machine vision? Such robots can operate without difficulty capture images of all tools. The images and some additional data about the equipment will then be sent to the cloud, where the study and processing take place. The information, after computation, will assist manufacturers in gaining significant insights on whether that particular equipment is about to fail or not.

2. Inspecting Goods

With the help of machine vision systems, industrial manufacturers can discover cracks, flaws, or any blemishes in physical production. Besides, these systems can effortlessly check for accurate measurements of components that are used while the product is being assembled. Machine vision systems will capture images of goods or products. The pictures will then be sent to a computer for processing, and the information on any faults or defects will be sent to the concerned employees. The occasion is how manufacturers can execute machine vision systems for automatic goods examination and precise quality control for customer satisfaction.

3. Reading Barcodes

By powering machine vision systems with enhanced capabilities like Optical Barcode Recognition (OBR), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and other image processing technologies, firms can use the system to automate the general scanning process. The images of the barcodes or text on an item will be captured, interpreted, and compared with the data stored in a system. All of the processes will be carried out without any human involvement. So, an automated process ensuring all components follow the specific path along the production line or checking if the right package has arrived can be carried out by machine vision systems.

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