Control Systems / Industrial Robotics

Smart manufacturing looks to advances in 3D machine vision

By Carlos Gonzalez for Machine Design

Feb 10, 2017

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

So, you’ve just installed a robot in your plant to automate your entire process. In terms of bringing your process to the state of modern technology, that should be it. But David Dechow, a 3D machine vision and intelligent robotics expert for FANUC Robotics, would disagree.

3D machine vision is the ability for automation to detect objects, analyze distance, and adjust its system processes on the fly. “3D machine vision is a revolution in imaging sensors,” said Dechow. “If you are not prepared to move this technology in 5 to 10 years or less, you will be behind the curve.”

Read the full story at