3D imaging can detect defects, illustrate topography, and more.
A great deal of machine vision technology is two dimensional; however, there is a growing trend toward 3D machine vision inspection and imaging. 3D machine vision inspection delivers accurate, real time 3D position information to improve performance in applications.
3D machine vision inspection can detect objects, regardless of their position. This gives robots, for example, more flexibility and independence. A robot with this type of application can see how a work piece is lying, upright, or hanging and can grab the right item in a targeted manner.
Another real world benefit of this is 3D inspection robot guidance and taking the initial example of known product dimensions on a conveyor belt. A 3D robot guidance system will deal with product variants even when the next product type and size is unknown.
3D technology is currently being used in the following industries:
- 3D Bead Inspection – Coherix & Yamaha Robotics
- 3 Factors Driving the Vision Guided Robotics Trend in Factory Automation
- Integro and Cognex: An Indelible Partnership
- The Benefits of 3D Inspection When Manufacturing Metal Components
- Integro Technologies and Universal Robots to launch new 3D Pick-N-Place system at South-Tec 2017
- Integro Technologies Announces Partnership with Coherix Inc.
- 2D and 3D Machine Vision Inspection
- Coherix Robust3D
- Cognex ViDi Pad Printing Aesthetic Inspection
- ViDi Machined Part Inspection