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5 Machine Vision Innovations to Expect in 2021

Machine vision and AI learning has exploded in the last few years with more and more companies and organizations adopting it. The results speak for themselves as machine vision consistently improves efficiency in industries that require inbound control, warehouse management and other imaging services. Machine vision remains a field that is constantly changing and innovating. Here are 5 trends in machine vision to look for in 2021.

Logistics Solutions

With COVID-19 turning the world upside down, the sudden and continued surge in E-Commerce has put strains on the shipping and packaging industries in 2020.  E-Commerce is predicted to only increase in the coming year and with many customers ordering single-package deliveries dimensioning systems and automatic scanners are becoming more and more common in inbound facilities.  This trend will only continue in 2021 and machine vision logistics solutions including self-guided robots to improve package accountability and shipping times will be vital.

Nonvisible Imaging

Multispectral machine vision imaging has become more and more accessible in 2020 and this trend is expected to continue in 2021. This imaging includes thermal vision and long-wave infrared vision. This type of vision is becoming cheaper and more available to customers by the minute. This is due to its multitude of uses including automation in the packaging and food processing industries which have been affected by social distancing considerations.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning and AI have been trending for years now and this technology will only become more prevalent in 2021. Deep Learning allows machine vision machines to automatically adapt itself to different types of manufacturing situations. The adaptability and increased efficiency offered by Deep Learning makes it a growing field in machine vision.

3D Vision

3D imaging is becoming more and more common in several industries such as robotic guidance, surface detection and rapid imaging. 3D imaging offers an innovative way for manufacturing industries to improve logistics and cut costs in supply chain considerations.

Liquid Lenses

Machine vision is only as good as the lenses that it is equipped with. The technology of liquid lenses is being quickly implemented into machine vision technology to improve clarity of vision and the speed of imaging. Liquid lenses offer instant focus changes prompted by a change in voltage or power, providing far clearer vision than the more conventional lenses. Liquid lenses are a trend that is expected to continue to rocket in 2021.

It is important to remain up to date with machine vision technology as it is ever-changing and improving. Integro Tech is here to answer any questions you might have and to provide the most recent and effective machine vision solutions.