Top 7 Machine Vision Trends

Top 7 Machine Vision Trends

Predicting trends in machine vision can be a straightforward process in the consistent times. However, following 2020, a year of prevalent insecurity, planning ahead has turned more intricate than before. In spite of this ambiguity, Teq Diligent recently collected insights that reveal the budding nature of the marketplace to back machine vision specialists in setting up work in 2021. Machine vision is the capability to deliver an imaging-based inspection to explicit machines. It facilitates industrial tools and robots to execute tasks like manufacturing and quality verification.


Machine vision systems are in significant requirements for manufacturing, planning, and precise quality control. The machine vision system worldwide is predicted to mature from $7.91 billion in 2017 to $12.29 billion by 2023. It is even forecasted that machine vision technology will reach a near 100 million installed base by the year 2025. Noteworthy findings comprise significant growth in modern-day utilization of SWIR cameras, CoaXPress 2.0, 3D inspection, embedded vision, and vision-guided robots. Now, as the industrial sector enters the fresh era of digitization, these technologies are likely to offer much more commitments for involved companies.



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Here are 7 machine vision trends visualized to rule in 2021.


Increase in Demands for 3D Inspections


Traditional inspection approaches offer inspection and measurement in 2D forms. This scenario limits users in accessing data and precisely analyzing involved structures as the resultant data sets are constrained to a flat 2D x-ray image. Increasing requirements and demand for superior quality inspection in different industrial verticals is steering the extensive usage and applications of 3D imaging-based inspection systems. A 3D inspection system can monitor, check, and examine objects with a depth of field and provide precise, real-time 3D position insights to enhance the performance levels of involved applications. With involvement across 3D imaging companies, Teq Diligent views this marketplace to boost demand due to the new social distancing implications because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Heightened Use of SWIR Cameras


Short-wave infrared (SWIR) technology relates to the visible light in the photons absorbed by an object that offers the sturdy contrast required for superior resolution imaging. With developments and advancements in sensor-based technologies, the applications of SWIR camera are boosting. This machine vision camera is better used in precise silicon inspections, hyper spectral imaging, advanced laser beam profiling, medical imaging, plastic and chemical sensing. The SWIR imaging encloses the wavelength scope right from 900 nm to 1700 nm.


Embedded Vision


Embedded vision encloses image capturing and processing abilities into a solitary device. This machine vision advancement has led to more comprehensive industrial applications like detailed inspection and sorting solutions. Manufacturing companies have even used embedded vision technology in innovative products such as autonomous drones, driverless vehicles, and smartphones. The subsequent front line for embedded vision will engage deep learning, made likely by more influential FPGAs that will offer more openings to accelerate computationally intensive vision and neural algorithms right on the involved embedded devices.


Vision Guided Robotics


The requirements for vision-guided robotics (VGR) will radically observe substantial growth as it offers smarter and swifter 3D measurement and technology backing. It can also enable an aging population and mounting labor costs by executing jobs the same as humans do. The pandemic has further led to the growth of VGR that trims down human contact in loads of working set-ups.


Integration and blending of CoaXPress v2.0


The integration and blending of CoaXPress v2.0, the newest version of the CoaXPress vision interface, will be more applied and utilized by system integrators. This is due to its cable bandwidth which has now been two times to the earlier generation to 10 Gbps and 12.5 Gbps per link. They are preferred for superior and higher-speed machine vision interfaces. CXP v2.0 is swiftly integrated into aerospace and smart traffic tracking as these domains have been extensively dependent on Coaxial cable. There is also a steer towards the utilization of CXP over fiber.


Thermal Imaging


Thermal imaging is a commanding remote sensing technique that is being applied for security measures, people safety and used in defense. This imaging system enables the procedure of transforming infrared radiations to visible images. The process further illustrates the spatial distribution of temperature disparity in a scene sighted by the use of a thermal camera. A thermal imaging-powered machine vision system checks the temperature or the emanations from the offered procedures remotely.


Enhancing AR and VR Abilities


AR and VR technologies are influential ahead of their possible use for entertainment and video games. They will be more utilized for real-time instructions, training resources, and many other applications. Machine vision is moving ahead with the applications of AR and VR, taking them to the subsequent levels to leverage further realistic virtual restorations of reality.


Moving Forward


As a significant component of industry 4.0, machine vision technology assists industrial automation systems by strengthening efficiency levels, enhancing inventory, and identifying damaged products, ultimately getting better on the superior quality of manufacturing. The year 2021 is going to see a boost in acceptance and quick adoption of Machine Vision applications in the manufacturing and industrial automation marketplaces. Principally steered by trimming down the overall costs and enabling new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), the domestic marketplace is set to see sturdy expansions across machine vision technologies. Further, we are going to view numerous global market players making massive investments in these advanced technologies across the subcontinent in the coming time.

About the Author


Siddharth is the Founder of the company and is Director of Product Engineering. Siddharth has more than 15 years of experience in Embedded Product Engineering and his expertise covers complete product design cycle right from feasibility analysis, system architecture, design to volume production.

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