Machine vision is a technology used to automatically inspect and measure objects and surfaces. Typically, a visible or infrared light source illuminates the target surface, and a machine vision camera or position sensitive detector (PSD) captures the reflection. Software is then used to automatically reconstruct objects in a digital environment, verify product conformity, perform presence checks, or detect faults along a production line. This can increase speeds, reduce costs, and improve the accuracy of quality control processes in industry.
Laser alignment is used to quickly and accurately align, position, and target objects and materials. This is achieved by aiming a laser beam onto a target surface. The resulting laser spot, line, or pattern is used as a visual guide or reference point. A highly efficient and non-contact process, laser alignment can reduce manual labour costs, improve quality control (QC), and increase productivity in the textiles, medical, manufacturing, and automotive industries.
A beam break system is a technology that senses motion by detecting objects passing through a beam of light.