Technology has come a long way since its existence and has been revolutionised over the years in order to assist us in our daily lives; whether it’s for simple functions such as telling the time or to perform advanced and complex tasks at a rapid rate such as in manufacturing processes. Technology is continuously being advanced, improved and adapted to benefit our needs and ease our ways of living from newer models of smart phones being introduced to the market to more advanced computers retailed as well as smart kettles which have recently gained popularity.
The rise of machine vision technology…
Most recently, the technological world has been dominated by news of artificial intelligence (AI) being introduced to the industry and how it can be utilised to further advance our society in both our personal lives as well as professional lives. Subset systems such as machine vision technology are being designed to provide and improve the workflow of automatic inspection, control and guidance by combining hardware and software. This is done by capturing and analysing images by feeding it through a set of algorithms which are methodically ordered to act upon the result.
So, how is machine vision technology beneficial to us?
Machine vision systems simply require installation and maintenance which means that start ups can save a lot of monetary funds when it comes to labour costs. Even though, these types of systems can initially come with a hefty price tag, in the long term, they are cost effective and are more reliable than human supervision as there’s a lesser chance of mistakes occurring. Machine vision technology is also very effective when scanning for defective products at a much faster rate when compared to humans. Moreover, not only will it provide a more stable workflow in the industrial environment, it is also more sustainable and it is highly robust which is why these types of systems used are commonly in warehouses to maximize efficiency and provide a more accurate outcome when it comes to mass production.
And, how exactly does machine vision technology work?
Machine vision systems have two technical requirements in order for them to work effectively – the hardware and software. The hardware consists of optical cameras and digital sensors in order to capture clear images and process them at an efficient rate. The images are processed through the software in order to analyse, measure and determine various characteristics for decision making and provide location information to allow the corresponding robot to resolve the fault during production to prevent further mishaps from happening.
On a final note…
Machine vision systems are a brilliantly innovative way to providing a hassle free experience when it comes to ensuring that products are manufactured in a consistent way during the production process. Furthermore, it can help business bosses focus on more important tasks to make their business a success rather than wasting crucial time chasing after absent employees or rectifying product anomalies which have occurred due to natural human errors.
Until next time.