Machine Vision refers to the use of industrial cameras, lenses, and lighting to perform automated, visual inspection of manufactured products.
Machine vision provides a fast, reliable way to inspect parts inline. With machine vision, every part coming down a high-speed line can be imaged and inspected, to ensure 100% quality control.
In the factory processes, machine vision can automate various inspections such as appearance inspections that check defects and faults, presence-absence checks, product type verifications, measurements, code readings.
KEYENCE is proud to offer the most complete machine vision lineup of any automation supplier, from vision sensors with integrated lighting, to modular vision systems supporting area cameras, line scan and 3D cameras, and laser profilers. Award-winning hardware and advanced software algorithms combine to make KEYENCE machine vision the most stable solution for appearance and defect inspection, counting, positioning, measurement, and code reading applications; while built-in troubleshooting and maintenance tools speed up installation and decrease down-time. Explore this page for industry and application specific examples, or to learn more about any of our current vision technologies.
Machine vision has now become necessary in automation to improve efficiency and throughput by detecting defects and eliminating scrap.