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Key requirements when purchasing a 100% inspection system

What to look for when specifying a vision system?

Its all about delivering a quality solution within budget and on time. This can be summarized by looking at cost, capability, reliability and support. Most vision systems are now completely solid state, unless there are moving parts such as linear slides or conveyors to move your product. Modern systems use LED lighting , solid state cameras and often high performance processors with no mechanical disk drives.

Topics: Vision system solutions Building and buying vision systems Building vision networks

A Vision Network is a key element of Industry 4.0

Why industry is beginning to integrate machine vision as part of their industrial network.  Industry 4.0's new way forward is to combine the use of embedded smart technology, imaging workstations and post processing solutions to optimize the productivity and to advanced automation. Lets look at what's involved in building a vision network.

Topics: Vision network Building vision networks Industry 4.0

The questions to ask when purchasing to avoid obsolete camera inspection systems

System Overview

The goal of this document is to review the inspection system technically and to identify future support issues. The diagram above shows the 4 key areas that are then surveyed in detail below.

  1.  Camera system
  2. LED Lighting system
  3. Image processing system
  4. Software
Topics: Vision system solutions Print inspection systems Surface inspection systems Building and buying vision systems Building vision networks

How to filter the results from your inspection system.

So you have been inspecting material using your 100% inspection system and you have gathered plenty of interesting results. What now? How can you view and analyze this data? OneBoxVision's Imageflow software gives you a variety of ways to visualize and analyze your inspection data, including exporting to Excel and viewing results in Imageflow's Inspection Browser.

Topics: ImageFlow Building vision networks

Setting up your inspection system to classify defects

When your inspection system is running, you need to be able to tell what types of defects the system is detecting.

Topics: Plastic film inspection Building vision networks

Record your roll during inspection,classify & troubleshoot

Recording your roll

OneBoxVision know how important it is to troubleshoot problems in your material, as well as verifying quality & classifying defects during 100% inspection. How can an Engineer keep a record of material with defects that can be analyzed and classified later?  Read on to find out.

Topics: Vision system solutions Building vision networks

Releasing Machine Vision from it's chains

MONEY IS POURING into the Internet of Things, built around smart sensors connected to the Internet. But the richest sense of all, vision, has largely been bypassed, used in industry for only a fraction of its potential. Machine vision has been isolated in a technological backwater.

Topics: Building vision networks IOT Industry 4.0

Converter prints what next in the print industry?

What new in the print inspection industry ? - Published by Converter

Topics: Print inspection systems Building vision networks

Avoid buying a vision system that will become obsolete

Too often does a well organized project engineer specify exactly what is required, purchases the equipment, and finds out after two years that they cannot get upgrades or spares. The key to a solid net return on your asset and to avoid obsolete equipment in the future is to plan your vision system purchase as if you are building a vision network. 

  • Discover 38 questions to guarantee your product life cycle when purchasing a vision solution.
  • Understand the technologies used in how to build vision systems.
  • Follow best practice to make sure your investment is " IOT and Industry 4.0"  ready.
Topics: Vision network Building and buying vision systems Building vision networks IOT Industry 4.0

Understanding the lens used for your vision solutions

Choosing a lens for your 100% inspection system

It's one of the key elements of any vision system. It determines the physical size most machine vision solutions. It can determine the quality of the inspection systems results. It can make or break an application and we have found that few people understand the fundamentals.  We will look at the basics of lens selection and explain the significance of each tolerance. We will examine the following:

    • How the aperture works.
    • Depth of field
    • Focal length
Topics: Machine Vision Building vision networks