Machine vision is commonly used in semiconductor, electronic, automotive, and consumer-products applications, and is spreading in medical, pharmaceutical, and aerospace designs. Uses include gaug­ing (to measure parts or examine critical dimensions), inspection (to sort parts based on physical characteristics), guidance (to accurately locate or place parts with robots), and identification (to determine whether the right part is present by inspecting its physical characteristics or barcode).

Here we outline how machine-design engineers can integrate machine-vision software, vision sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices, and other capital equipment.

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