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Industrial Applications of Automatic Optical Inspection (A European Point of View)
Author(s): R.J. Ahlers
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Paper Abstract

The automation of production technology has made great strides through use of program controlled production machines, material transport and manipulation systems. It is for that reason that quality assurance plays a key role in modern flexible manufacturing systems. Inspection systems evolved that automated work actually done by inspection personnel. This field embraces tasks which require the human senses sight and touch, and at times place high demands on the decision capability. Hence, electro-optical systems, and here especially vision systems, hold the key to the development of automated factories - their integration will greatly influence and accelerate the advance of automation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0730, Automated Inspection and Measurement, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937854
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R.J. Ahlers, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0730:
Automated Inspection and Measurement
Michael J. W. Chen; Robert H. Thibadeau, Editor(s)

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