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Why Integrating Machine Vision Software in Manufacturing is Important?


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What is Machine Vision Software?

How Does Machine Vision Software Work?

Applications of Machine Vision Software in Manufacturing

Practical Case Uses of Mech-Mind 3D Vision System in Manufacturing


To use intelligent robots in auto parts, steel bars, or construction machinery manufacturing companies, vision software plays an integral part in the machine vision system.

In manufacturing industries, vision software carries the plug-in applicaions to command intelligent robots to sort then palletize randomly placed and different-sized parts like steel plates, locate swing bearings then glue and grease them accurately.

What is Machine Vision Software?

Vision software refers to a camera software application used in rootic cameras to enable robots to identify products in conveyor belts, detect defects during inspection of parts, sort objects in totes and count tablets and capsules in pharmaceutical companies.

Using vision system software that meets specific manufacturing needs increases the rate of production, reduces injury rates, improves efficiencies, and eliminates the issues of errors during counting and sorting.

Machine vision software is the whole software program that contains vision algorithm modules that enable the designing and deployment of automatic object inspection, pose adjustment, precise locating, machine tending, gluing, and order picking. 

How Does Machine Vision Software Work?

Machine vision software sets the command controls within machine vision processes to achieve a well-coordinated task execution process. Mech-Vision machine vision software is equipped with diverse vision programming algorithm modules and code-free programming features to enable robots to accurately execute different manufacturing processes.

Why Integrating Machine Vision Software in Manufacturing is Important

Among the machine vision processes integrated that require vision programming software include:

Image Capturing

Industrial cameras are installed on robots to capture images using a command launched from vision software. For intelligent robots to inspect product size, saturation frame rate, or detect any flaws product's parameters are set on the vision software. Real-time image capturing determines robot accuracy. Image capturing is configured from the free programming graphical interface software.

Image Processing

Image processing and analysis functions are integrated into the machine vision system through vision software. An image of an automotive part with a complex structure like a brake disc is analyzed based on the stored image data in the vision software.   

System Action

Besides the manual installation of the machine vision system and configuration, all other actions are actuated from the vision software.

Applications of Machine Vision Software in Manufacturing

Machine vision system consists of vision software and cameras. This system is widely used to automate manufacturing processes in production sections that require high accuracy, and speed and those that pose health risks.

The manufacturing process and needs are as diverse as the products in our markets. In a packaging production process, graphic design and color saturation is inspected using powerful functions programmed in a machine vision system.

In another scenario, a vision-guided robot arm is programmed with vision software to automatically charge an unmanned electric vehicle (EV).

So, how is machine vision software used in manufacturing?

Relay Barcodes for Reading and Identification

For a robot's 3D vision in manufacturing to scan and read the barcodes of products, a vision software application plug-in has to be integrated with the vision system to analyze the digital image data. The best way to sort products in factory warehouses with high SKU is to integrate 3D+AI robots into the warehouse management system.

Product Assembly

Manual assembling of parts does not only reduce the company's extra profits, but errors cause repetition of tasks and product returns. Manufacturing plants are more than before integrating advanced vision software into the production processes to aid in machine tending and detection of companion parts for assembling.

Robots employed in manufacturing companies help count products during production. Due to their accuracy, companies can integrate data from the robots into their warehouse management systems, thus improving efficiencies in stock management. 

Flaw Detection

Among the common industrial vision systems applications is flaw detection. Factories producing thousands of different products use 3D+AI robots with feature processing algorithms to inspect flaws and thus ensure quality output in the end.

Identifying and knocking products with flaws out of conveyor belts or sounding an alert is a common machine vision system application in fast-moving product manufacturing industries.

Practical Case Uses of Mech-Mind 3D Vision System in Manufacturing

Before a manufacturing company implements a machine vision system into its manufacturing process, a consultation has to be done to specify its basic needs. Here are real use cases of robot vision system applications Mech-Mind Vision system experts had to work on.

Steel Plate Picking and Sorting

Steel bars are used in many applications where deformations and palletizing occupy a large chunk of the manufacturing company's time. Sharp cuts are also inevitable. To pick the bars, sort them and place them on conveyor belts industrial vision systems are to be used to minimize risks and speed processes.

Welding Spot Detection

Imagine being given the task of finding leakages in a radiator or air conditioning in a manufacturing company producing hundreds of them in a day.  Such tasks are difficult and the chances of detecting all leakages are nearly impossible. With Mech-Eye PRO M 3D Camera, manufacturers no longer worry about leakage detection.

Tote Depalletizing

It's time-consuming to manually palletize or depalletize cartons, tightly packed sacks or parts of different sizes in a fast manufacturing plant. In logistics warehouses where a large number of products are handled in totes every day, Mech-Viz enables robots to pick and pack items in totes.               

Since the introduction of components of a machine vision system, manufacturers can now choose components that will match a manufacturing environment and specific needs.

Machine Tending 

Loading raw materials to a manufacturing machine and getting the finished material from the machine has been a game-changer in many factories. And this is what the client wanted to achieve. Machine tending ensures accuracy in material ratio mixing, high efficiency in the production process, speedy output, and reduction in operation costs.


Mech-Mind provides machine vision software and machine vision components for real use in manufacturing companies, assembling companies and warehouses. Different machine vision systems apply in different manufacturing applications. To know the perfect match for your needs, consult Mech-Mind experts.


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