A How-To On Selecting the Right Machine Vision Camera for Your Application
Technological advances have resulted in new, higher-quality image sensors for improved machine vision inspection across a growing number of applications. Gone are the days when vision inspection was reserved for high value goods. With the low-cost and wide-ranging feature sets of today’s cameras, vision systems are inspecting more products every day and consumers are enjoying improved quality products as a result. And while factory automation is a key driver, the cameras at the heart of today’s vision systems are looking at things and monitoring services that touch our lives on a daily basis – food, consumer goods, computer electronics, transportation and life sciences. In North America alone, vision system sales have climbed steadily since 2010 and in 2015 they reached $2 billion.
Teledyne DALSA’s Glen Ahearn provides guidance for manufacturers considering machine vision – the difference between area and line scan imaging, how resolution and frame rate are connected, what impact your choice of interface might have, and of course, cost. Read more here.