A Smarter Choice For Your Machine Vision Needs

Machine Vision Software & Solutions

“Simplicity” is what every factory is hoping to achieve in all solutions used in the production floor. To achieve this objective, Inspiraz develops two software platforms — Wizer & WebSpect, using Halcon library to provide an easy-to-use software to help users to create a solution quickly. Wizer & WebSpect are integrated to different hardwares, ie cameras, vision controllers & IPCs to be a complete solution for our partners & customers.

Machine vision

Machine vision employs sensors (cameras), processing hardware and software algorithms to automate complex or mundane visual inspection tasks. Applications include Positioning, Identification, Verification, Measurement and Flaw Detection. A computer vision system that has online inspection will result in enhanced product quality and lowering the production charges. For computer vision, systems are reliable and generate repeatable results it is essential to recognize that these components interact.

Machine vision refers to many technologies, software and hardware products, integrated systems, actions, methods and skills. IT combines various technologies to integrate the best practices to solve real world issues. The system in its entirety involves planning requirements and the project and creating an effective solution. Machine intelligence may be distinguished from computer vision, a form of computer science which includes computers. In industrial automation environments these functions are most prevalent and can also be described. There are also functions for other environments such as safety and vehicle management. The process begins with the scanning processing followed by an automated analysis of the image and extraction of required information.

What is machine vision?

Machine vision offers a fast reliable way of inspecting parts inline. The machine vision technology allows inspection of every part of the line moving over the high speed range. In addition, it has guaranteed full safety. Machine Vision could be applied in many applications which check various inspections and test the results such as inspection inspections such as presence tests, type validations and measurement. In factory processes, machine vision can also be used to inspect appearance.

The resolution (precision) of the inspection depends upon the working distance, the field of vision (FOV) and the number of physical pixels in the camera sensors. A standard VGA camera has about 640 x 480 physical pixels, which are roughly 7.4 microns square. Machine vision cameras utilize sophisticated technologies that are more expensive than a Webcam. 

The field of view represents the size of the area you need to capture. The working distance is the distance between the front camera and the piece inspected in the photograph. The camera used with Vision Appliances has an aspect ratio of 4:3. The focal length for lens materials is a common way to select lenses. It is theoretically the distance behind the lens for which light has been brought to. Common focal lengths for lenses in machine vision are 12-mm, 16mm, 25-25mm and 35-mm mm. We typically select a close target focal length and adjust the work radius to get the target FOV.

Machine vision & computer vision

Artificial Intelligence is a term that includes different types of technologies. These systems can take image images to do tasks that humans can only match. There is a tendency for people to compare and contrast closely related products with their commonalities. Distancing them from those with the specific uses that they represent instead of differentiation is more beneficial. The systems have the same features and needs as the vision system inspection includes software.

Machine vision helps solve complex industrial tasks reliably and consistently

Machine Vision covers all industrial and non-industrial applications in which hardware and software assist devices at the delivery of their functions in operation using the capture and processing of images. Industrial vision system demand greater reliability compared with an academic Vision System and vision system inspection is typically significantly less effective than those used for military and civilian use. Vision machine systems rely upon digital sensors hidden inside factory cameras using specialty lenses to capture images. They can also perform objective measurements that identify gaps in spark plugs or provide location information which identifies robots that are trying to align dimensional components in a process.

What components make up a machine vision system?

High resolution light filters with low reflection guarantee a steady inspection throughout the picture. Camera CMOS image sensor converts light into digital images that are sent to the camera by the controller in as quick as 2 ms. Image processing units can use predefined algorithms to extract image information for processing. The shape, weight and color of lighting as well as installation distance and angle are often optimized to emphasize the features that need inspection and avoid any influences from the surrounding environment.

Machine Vision and the Smart Factory

In 2017, sales of machine vision, robots and software continued to increase at the high pace of growth, while the number of transaction volumes increased by 18.22% from the previous year to. Manufacturers realize that machine vision systems are an indispensable investment to meet goals about quality, cost and speed. Improved connectivity and accuracy are becoming part of the growing use of MV – driven manufacturing equipment and software development systems.

Machine Vision on the production line

Companies have turned towards machine vision to address their problems. By installing cameras on a manufacturing line and training a machine learning model to identify complex variables that define a quality product and a poor product it is possible to detect defects in real time.

Which industries use machine vision?

Machine vision is gaining widespread presence in industrial settings such as automotive, plastic machining, food packaging, medical devices and electronics among others. Machine Vision is a tool which can be used to improve repetitive processing.

Lighting

Unsuitable lighting is an important cause of system failures in machine vision inspection. The human eye can easily see and perceive light, but a human computer vision system is not as competent. The lights must be constant and the lighting lights to be changed by changes in the items to be looked over. You will choose lighting that enhances element elements for the part that you’re going to examine if necessary while ‘attuning’ them that you do not want to. Selecting the correct light takes some knowledge and experience. Our distributors and lighting vendors will be able to provide analyses on parts and recommend proper illumination for inspection purposes.

Find your product

Machine Vision is an image based technology used in inspecting and analysing buildings. We offer a complete product portfolio, from cameras to embedded vision technologies. Our software provides a tree view for simple tool development as well as debugging. Multi camera connected integration together with over 1000 inspection instruments help to solve even the most sophisticated application vision software. Multi Camera Connections is supported together with a hundred more inspection machines. We offer cameras of all sizes with a wide variety including high resolution linescan and 4K pixel. Supports multimedia connections for video.

Optics and lenses

The field of view represents the size of the area you need to capture. The working distance is the distance between the front camera and the piece inspected in the photograph. The camera used with Vision Appliances has an aspect ratio of 4:3. The focal length for lens materials is a common way to select lenses. It is theoretically the distance behind the lens for which light has been brought to. Common focal lengths for lenses in machine vision are 12-mm, 16mm, 25-25mm and 35-mm mm. We typically select a close target focal length and adjust the work radius to get the target FOV.

Computer vision in action

Digital entrepreneurs using image recognition technology for advertising campaigns are using this technology to enhance the marketing effectiveness. 62% of marketing agencies use digital video analytics when detecting dangerous content based on social web sites. Other important applications of CV demonstrated at CES 2019 included many diverse use cases including driver autonomous vehicle application security and safety enablement and much more. Recent evidence showed that 59% of marketing agencies have computer vision.

Why do I need a line scan camera?

Line scan camera is used to capture images of a moving item one line at a time. An image processing machine places individual lines stacked one on top of the other to get a 3D image. This type of visualization makes line scan particularly ideal for inspections of continuous webs, cylinders and large parts. It is required for cylinders to produce a photo in 360° around a standard area camera. With a line scan camera the whole cylinder is captured in just a single image without disassembling. Since the images are built in pieces it is possible to capture high-resolution images more quickly than using a comparable camera.

What applications are commonly solved using Machine Vision?

Integrated vision system is very customizable and can be applied in many creative ways. Large application in machine vision include: Application monitoring, grading, measuring, OCR (optical character recognition) and e-reading. Measurement in the X, Y and Z planes with as little as 10 m precision. OCR provides quick and easy access to date and volume codes by utilizing an OCR library that automatically compares to the read data of a bar code. Measurements can be carried out with accuracy of small, precise distance and a variety of parts.