Machine vision is used in any process of industrial manufacturing and inspection where speed, error-proofing and optical resolution lead to improved productivity and quality compared to human inspection.
For years, 3D imaging has been on the rise in the machine vision industry. With advancing technology and innovative manufacturing methods, the inspection of increasingly complex shapes and surfaces is becoming essential. Reflective, transparent or highly absorbent surfaces, for example, are among the challenges here.
Since manufacturing tolerances are an important factor for the function and competitiveness of a product, the resolution of the inspection systems plays an increasingly important role. Lasers, whose light is highly focusable and formable, are particularly suitable for this purpose. After all, the finer and straighter a laser line is, the easier and more precise results can be achieved.