Industrial automation refers to machinery and equipment or production process, management process, without the direct participation of people, through automatic detection, information processing, analysis and judgment, manipulation and control, to achieve the expected goal, purpose or complete a certain process. In short, automation refers to the automatic operation or operation of a machine or device according to a prescribed program or instruction without human intervention. In a broad sense, automation also includes simulating or reproducing human intelligent activities.
The characteristics of industrial automation using machine vision systems are:
AccuracyDue to the physical limitations of the human eye, machines have obvious advantages in accuracy. Even if the human eye relies on a magnifying glass or microscope to inspect the product, the machine will still be more precise, and its accuracy can reach 0.001mm.
RepeatabilityThe machine can complete inspection jobs in the same way again and again without getting tired. In contrast, the human eye detects a product slightly differently each time, even if the product is identical.
SpeedMachines can inspect products faster. Especially when inspecting objects that are moving at high speed, such as on a production line, machines can improve production efficiency.
ObjectivityHuman eye detection also has a fatal flaw, which is the subjectivity brought about by emotions. The detection results will change with the mood of the workers, and the machine has no emotions, so the detection results are naturally very impressive and reliable.
CostSince machines are faster than humans, an automatic detection machine can take on the tasks of several humans. And the machine does not need to stop, does not get sick, and can work continuously, so it can greatly improve production efficiency.
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