Wherever you look quality goals are tightening, production throughputs are increasing, and demand for productivity improvements is constant.
Sensing systems are used to maintain quality control by confirming the product is within acceptable tolerances of pre-programmed parameters. Products that do not pass QA (Quality Analysis) checks simply pass by the inspection area and are directed down a reject chute, to a bulk or waste bin.
An automated quality assurance solution using machine vision technology effectively replaces the need for manual inspection which is often done on a sample basis. Automated inspections of up to 1200 units per second per camera are performed by a system which is pre-programmed with the various inspections to perform and tolerances to measure against.