Our team of machine vision consultants have helped companies in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, oil & gas, and specialty chemical industries gain value from their machine vision investments. ProSensus has expertise to consult on: machine vision hardware, image processing algorithms, and calibration & validation procedures.
Machine Vision Hardware
Hardware selections and their appropriate set-up are critical to the success of a machine vision system.
ProSensus will review your existing machine vision hardware and can make recommendations to improve:
- Camera and lighting set-up
- Protective enclosure design and cleaning procedures
- Camera hardware (if existing imaging resolutions and rates cannot capture image features of interest)
Once the hardware has been optimized to capture the best images, given the environment and hardware constraints, the algorithm can then be enhance to calculate all metrics of interest.
Image Processing Algorithms
Our key area of expertise is in the calculation of metrics to quantify the image features of interest.
ProSensus will review your existing image processing algorithms to:
- Improve product segmentation, key feature extraction and reliability
- Provide pseudo-code enabling self-implementation of improvements using standard imaging libraries (typically OpenCV)
Alternatively, ProSensus can provide a complete custom software that may include features such as the calculation of applicable metrics as well as the display and logging of results.
Calibration and Validation Procedures
Machine vision systems are often lacking proper calibration and validation procedures, which are critical to verifying inspection and to ensuring the long-term performance of the system.
After reviewing your machine vision system including environmental considerations and a history of collected images and results, ProSensus can:
- Improve or develop and implement calibration procedures including: lighting profile correction, color correction, and spatial calibration
- Develop validation procedures to ensure verification of the machine vision system at the appropriate frequency
ProSensus can also provide custom software to enable the calibration and validation, and to display and log the results of these procedures.
ProSensus combines advanced analytics with hardware to maximize the insights from machine vision solutions. Contact us to request an introductory meeting, to get started with a consulting project, or to learn more about our turnkey solutions.