A machine vision application can improve almost any production process, maximizing final quality of the product while minimizing production costs.
In many situations it is necessary that a human operator performs certain tasks in a production assembly line, such as the inspection of the product searching for defects, classification of the product, etc.
Many scientific researchs have already shown that human reliability is quite low when performing a visual repetitive task, specially after 20 minutes of activity, due to visual exhaustion, routine, etc.
Moreover, each person interprets each situation in a different way, gets easily distracted, can have very different moods depending on personal aspects and has a variable response time which is usually too high. According to all these facts, quality of the final product could be not as good as it might be thought.
However, in most of these cases, a machine vision system can perform much better than a human operator, avoiding the problems mentioned previously and ensuring the best quality for the produced product. The main advantages of automating a human process introducing a machine vision application are the following:
- Control of 100% of the production.
- More accurate measurements, both in 2D and 3D.
- Better time response.
- Contactless realtime inspection.
- Verification of inaccessible parts.
- Objective and uniform verification along time.
- Cost minimization.
The correct design and implementation of a machine vision application can provide:
- Optimization of production process in time and costs.
- Maximization of product quality.
- Value-added to the final product.
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