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Machine Vision For Process Improvement: A Design Experience
Author(s): John D. Lackey; Donald M. Gerth; William E. Longenbaker
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Paper Abstract

A machine vision system should 1 designed in the context of providing the tools for process improvement. Obvious benefits of a vision system, such as the reduction in labor costs, and the potential for 100% part inspection are important, but providing process control and improving the manufacturing process can often provide the greatest long-term economical savings. Process improvements can be achieved by the operator adaptively tuning the manufacturing operation, in response to on-line process statistics (provided through a menu-driven user interface) and color graphic images on a video monitor. This paper discusses the design, development, and integration of a specific turnkey vision inspection system into an existing production facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0856, IECON '87: Industrial Applications of Robotics & Machine Vision, (19 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.943023
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Lackey, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
Donald M. Gerth, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
William E. Longenbaker, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0856:
IECON '87: Industrial Applications of Robotics & Machine Vision
Abe Abramovich, Editor(s)

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