Smart manufacturing looks to advances in 3D machine vision

By Carlos Gonzalez for Machine Design

Feb 10, 2017

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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.”

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