Learn more about machine vision! In our knowledge base we are explaining key technical terms about image processing. We give you an overview to topics like 3D machine vision or the established standards like CameraLink, GigE Vision or GenICam.
Selecting and correctly configuring the optimal illumination setup is one of the key factors when designing a vision system. Missing image information caused by incorrect illumination makes subsequent analysis much more difficult or even impossible, as no analysis algorithm can recover information that has never been captured.
Illumination usually needs to be controlled in some way. Lights can be strobed
or pulsed, the intensity can be raised or lowered or, in a more complex set-
up, different lighting scenarios can be pre-programmed using a lighting
controller so a combination of images can be used to perform a reliable
Most European countries have very strict rules concerning the use of
lasers. As lasers are commonly used for test or placement applications
in machine vision, it is very important to be aware of the safety