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Types of Machine Vision Systems

2D Vision Systems

2D vision systems have been the historical standard for machine vision because they are excellent at pattern recognition. This makes them great for quality inspection, measurement, and barcode scanning on flat objects. 

3D Vision Systems

 3D vision systems represent a new way to look at your manufacturing process because they don't require the same complex lighting systems or camera structures that 2D systems are known for. 3D systems are far superior for any type of stamping or plastic molding process by allowing you to check 3 dimensions of tolerances in real time on your parts or products.


Common Machine Vision Systems

Robotic Guidance

Using cameras to guide robots is one of the fastest growing applications for machine vision. Both 2D and 3D cameras can be used to guide robots to pick up loose or bulk components which provides immediate cost savings by reducing manual labor and human error. 

Quality Inspections

Using cameras for quality inspections has been around for a long time. Today's cameras and systems are more accurate and reliable than ever. Ardent Automation can help you inspect everything from label errors to detailing 3 dimensions of tolerances.


Barcode Scanning and Part Tracking

Traceability is a key element to manufacturing. By adding simple 2D barcodes to your parts you can time stamp every step and detail that components life cycle on your plant floor. That information can be saved in databases for years of warranty claim data and traceability. 

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