Test and Measurement Vision Applications
Machine Vision inspection is used in Test & Measurement fields for quality control, feedback on process, research and development, and many other applications. National Instruments vision systems work with many different types of cameras (GigE, CameraLink, USB 3.0, and Firewire). The controller hardware platforms can vary depending on your needs. For example, a PC running Windows and LabVIEW might be appropriate for an R&D system, while a rugged production environment may use NI’s Embedded Vision System (EVS), Compact Vision System (CVS), or LabVIEW Real-Time on a PC. National Instruments LabVIEW excels at analyzing, manipulating, and presenting data, making it an ideal fit for the Vision Inspection world. An NI vision system is particularly well-suited for multi-camera systems or systems that need to be expanded for multiple deployments.
DMC's National Instruments Vision Systems
DMC is a NI Vision Specialty Partner, meaning we have been recognized by National Instruments as a leading provider of vision inspection systems and software. With our fully-equipped vision lab we can determine ideal lighting, hardware, and software for your potential application or help optimize the performance of an existing system.
DMC has 15 years of experience using a wide variety of machine vision hardware and software, including:
- UV (ultraviolet) and IR (infrared) lighting, filters, and cameras
- Frame grabbers
- Smart cameras
- Thermal cameras
- 3D cameras (structured light, time of flight)
Vision inspection applications include:
- Part placement
- Part counting and tracking
- Precision measurement, especially when contactless measurement is required
- Identification and sorting
- Pharmaceutical quality assurance
- Packaging and print inspection
- Vision-guided motion
Additionally, vision systems can improve tracking and labeling by leveraging technologies such as optical character recognition and barcode reading. DMC integrates vision applications into existing systems for control/camera triggering and collection of inspection results: PLCs, databases, MES.