When it comes to test and inspection, both 2D and 3D vision systems may be used to help improve processes and productivity in manufacturing facilities. However, while 2D vision cameras are commonly used to identify defects, 3D systems have distinct advantages for complex parts and assemblies, identifying defects or features in areas of a part that are unattainable with 2D systems. 3D vision uses lasers instead of optics which provides for a system that is not dependent on ambient and purpose lighting.
3D vision systems are ideal for applications that:
- Identify surface defects
- Measure the thickness, height, and volume of parts and components
- Locate parts for pick and assembly
- Control product quality
- Guide robots
They are ideal when the need for contrast and color or the need for topographical representation is a must.
Due to the fact that 3D systems are lasers, they need very little lighting while 2D systems require a traditional (and often variable) lighting source.
3D Vision in MESH Vision Lab
The use of 3D vision in our on-site vision lab gives MESH Automation key advantages over other firms and allows us to do more for our customers than ever before.
First of all, our 3D technology lets us inspect parts and identify defects that can be characterized by height. It also provides for faster and more accurate testing for customers. Because our system is located on site, our engineers use it on a daily basis, honing and expanding their expertise.
A 3D vision system may be the answer to challenges in your manufacturing processes or production. One key advantage of 3D is that it can work in areas without lighting to detect physical defects and laser-etched text, measure parts, and perform other functions.
Contact us today to see how the MESH team can install a 3D vision system in your plant or factory.
While every business has its own needs, MESH Automation recognizes basic engineering solutions that often work across the board for different industries. For this reason our highly experienced team of engineers has developed a number of pre-engineered solutions that meet incredibly varied needs, from manual operations to automated robotics. So, instead of starting totally from scratch, many of our customers are able to get going with high-tech equipment that has already been tested and is ready to go.
The MESH Automation Difference
At MESH, we partner with our customers and aim to exceed your expectations at every step of the project. This means we learn about your production needs and gain a thorough understanding of the manufacturing process of your product and your plant culture before we develop a solution for you. Contact us and we will suggest ways to help you improve productivity that will boost your bottom line.
Contact us today to discuss how we can develop a manufacturing solution that could help your business optimize productivity, increase efficiency, and potentially cut costs.
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