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Machine Vision

Thermal imaging cameras for automated inspections
For many applications, such as the production of parts and components for the automotive or electronics industry,

thermal data are critical. While machine vision can see a production problem, it cannot detect thermal irregularities. Thermal imagery provides much more information to production specialists and decision makers.

Many industries can take advantage of implementing thermal imaging cameras that continuously monitor production. In some cases the data acquired by a thermal imaging camera can be used to improve the production process.
Quality control of food production line
Food inspection
In the food industry, it’s essential to carefully control the temperature and shape of perishable goods throughout production, transportation, storage, and sales. Food processors need tools that automate crucial operations in a way that helps minimize human error while holding down costs.

Inspection of car windscreen defrosting.
Automotive industry
New vehicles are subjected to a number of individual and automated quality control tests. Many automobile manufacturers are using thermal imaging cameras for quality control. Typical applications include inspection of rear window heating, heated seats, checking exhaust flaps, air-conditioning outlets and more.

A flawed resistor detected by a thermal imaging camera.
Electronic components
Cutting down failure rates of electronic components is essential for companies that want to supply a perfect product to their customers. The only way to ensure this is by checking each individual component to provide 100% quality control.

Thermal imaging cameras make a clear distinction between what is hot and what is not. This, combined with emissivity effects, sometimes allows thermal imaging cameras to “see through” plastic or other material. 4 

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