Submitted by scechowski on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 15:46
Ralph Waldo E. said it's about the journey, not the destination. If you're someone who puts together machine control systems, you couldn't disagree more. The July issue's cover story, "Get There Sooner," written by executive editor Jim Montague, reports that replacing the many, separate, often winding paths of automation and...
If you are a custom machine builder, sometimes you might include machine vision as part of the overall control scheme. I'm sure you have considered the pros and cons of just buying a turn-key, all-in-one vision sensor package vs.
Robotic systems are becoming more popular and widespread in many industrial manufacturing settings, so the need for reliable operation with the least possible amount of downtime is a common, expected demand. Significant advantages can be realized when these robots are coupled with vision systems.
Here's the reader question we published in the November issue. I want to use machine vision to measure color variation and perform real-time control on our paint nozzles. I am not an expert, so I need a machine vision system that will be relatively easy to design, install, and maintain.