Automation Vision Systems can allow robots to carry out tasks with greater freedom instead of being tied down to rotary motion. Robots can be fitted with cameras, ultra-sound, barcode, and infrared sensors to bring them closer to the real world. This information can then be used by the controller to make productive actuations, allowing robots to carry out more sophisticated tasks.
Role of Automation
Components that make up vision systems include, but are not limited to cameras, frame grabbers, controllers, I/O hardware, and lenses. Vision systems can be used in manufacturing and packaging applications to improve the entire process and the associated quality and productivity. Moreover, vision systems can come in quite handy in dangerous locations where humans would be at extreme risk, allowing inspection and sensory tasks to be carried out safely.
You’ll have much to gain with automated vision systems:
- Productivity: automated vision systems enable robots to carry out tasks that are otherwise too complex.
- Safety: heavy industries can reap the benefits of such systems and ensure the safety of their workforce.
- Accuracy: vision systems can be fitted with multiple sensors, e.g. infrared and ultra-sound, allowing it to work on much greater detail.
- Efficiency: all tasks are carried out with equal efficiency, which is not possible with human operators