Machine vision systems have the enormous potential to transform production for increased throughput, quality and productivity. Automated inspection is one of the most common applications for machine vision systems as it’s an application perfectly suited for imaging automation.
The electronics manufacturing industry has boomed in recent decades, coinciding with a rise in machine vision technology. Machine vision cameras have revolutionized the process of inspection electronics components, including semiconductors.
The Evolution of Machine Vision Cameras and the Electronics Industry
As the electronics industry matured, parts became smaller and demand heated up. This required cameras with the resolution and frame rate to capture images of smaller components at higher speeds reliably. Over time, inspection needs grew, and machine vision technology has repeatedly stepped up to the plate.
Today, machine vision is used for inspection in multiple ways, from part selection and assembly verification to final inspection and tracking. Nearly every component needs inspected by a machine vision camera to increase resulting product quality.
How Machine Vision Delivers Inspection Advantages
Electronics inspection is a demanding application for machine vision systems – they create productivity advantages in inspection applications in a variety of innovative ways.
Machine vision technology boosts throughput in production with quicker inspection times. High frame rate cameras with real-time processing capabilities drastically reduce the inspection time, as does cameras with multiple regions of interest and larger field of views.
Accuracy and reliability are enhanced with machine vision cameras. Today’s ultra-high resolution cameras allow for accurate and reliable detection of flaws in electronics components – a key advantage for manufacturers as one production mistake can lead to huge losses.
Accuracy, reliability and throughput advantages from machine vision systems allow for greater productivity and profit margins for electronics manufacturers.
Machine vision is a transformative technology. It’s revolutionized the electronics production process just like its changed production in a number of other industries. Machine vision creates major productivity gains over other inspection methods and is a key component in electronics manufacturing.
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