Automated Surface Inspection

Machine vision technology expected to double in growth

Friday 20th January, 2017

What is machine vision technology?

Machine vision technology interprets an image captured by a camera. It then uses a computer to analyse this image and makes decisions based on that analysis. Defects can be automatically classified and graded.

Shelton Vision gives customers the option to decide which defects are most pressing and separate those from minor issues that wouldn’t require the production line to stop. Shelton Vision’s advanced machine vision system WebSPECTOR is made up of 4 components that together deliver an automatic solution:

  1. Industrial machine vision cameras collect defects in real time
  2. Defect maps are created
  3. An optimised cutting plan is implemented
  4. Maximum yield and minimum waste

BCC research has found the global market for machine vision system components should reach £15.4 billion and £24.3 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively.

The machine vision industry has changed rapidly over the past five years. The adoption of automated quality control by a range of different sectors and industries has boosted growth.

The expectations of customers and the increasing requirements for quality control have grown in parallel with the advances in vision inspection systems. Automated vision systems are cost-effective and allow efficiencies and cost savings to be distributed more evenly across your business.

The predicted increase is based on the on-going growth of industries which develop and design machine vision systems.  Another factor is the continued rise in components such as smart cameras and machine vision applications.

Interested in automated vision technology?

Learn more about how vision technology could increase your profits by getting in touch with Shelton Vision today for an informal and confidential discussion. Please get in touch by completing our online contact form or call 0116 279 0920.

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