VisionGauge® Visual Inspection and Machine Vision Applications

Our VisionGauge® products have been used across countless industries to solve a wide range of visual inspection and machine vision applications and other tasks. Below you will find a sampling of how some of our VisionGauge® products are still being applied, as well as information about our custom machine vision systems and imaging application development. Additional information about  our current VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator applications can be found here.

Contact us with your application!

Aerospace:

 

Automotive:

 

Biology:

  • Fish scale measurement

 

Education:

  • Distance learning & real-time image transmission

 

Electronics and microelectronics:

 

Energy:

  • Fuel cell component measurement

 

Glass:

  • Glass cross section inspection (Straiegram)

 

Grains:

 

Industrial Gases:

  • Purity verification
  • Contamination detection
  • Particle detection

 

Medical Device:

  • Stent inspection
  • Drug coated stent inspection
  • Guide wire measurement
  • Medical device assembly verification
  • Optical Character Recognition and Verification for traceability
  • Catheter inspection
  • X-Ray detector inspection
  • Dental drill inspection and measurement
  • Verification of medical electronics

 

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS):

 

Microscopy, Biology and Image Analysis:

 

Military and Defense:

  • Military electronics: MIL spec-compliant inspection
  • Hologram inspection
  • Projectile inspection and measurement
  • Measurement of X-Ray films

Motion Tracking / Video Capture and Motion Analysis:

 

Nuclear:

  • Fracture detection and measurement in radioactive materials (inside a hot cell)

 

Optics and Optical Manufacturing:

 

Orthopaedics:

 

Packaging:

 

Pharmaceutical:

  • Label verification

 

Precision Mechanical Components and Assemblies:

  • Assembly verification
  • Measurement of mechanical component

 

Printed circuit board:

 

Probe cards:

 

Robots:

 

Semiconductor:

 

Sporting Goods:

  • Automated verification of baseball bat characteristics and dimensions

 

Tooling:

 

Welding:

 

Wire & Cable:

 

Wire Bonding:

Custom Machine Vision Systems and Imaging Application Development

All of our standard vision systems can be configured with different optics and components to meet various requirements. However, sometimes more customization is required to achieve all of the goals of an inspection system: This type of customization is something we do especially well.

The process of developing custom machine vision systems designed to meet the requirements of a costumer’s application usually starts from a blank drawing board. Once the system goals have been identified, a group of our engineers will brainstorm ideas in order to find the most optimal solution to fulfill the customer’s needs. If system integration will be required, we may also need to understand the customer’s current processes to determine exactly how the system will fit. After a general idea of usage has been defined and some sketches are produced, the next step is to create a 3D physical model of the system for the customer’s approval.

custom machine vision system drawing sample

Once the 3D physical model is approved, our machinist uses CAD drawings to create the parts required for assembly in the desired materials. Meanwhile, we will continue to work on any custom enhancements to the software, if any are required. After all parts have been machined the system is assembled in-house and closely compared to the physical model to assure that the model and final product are identical.

custom machine vision system product sample

Finally, the system is thoroughly tested to ensure that it effectively solves the initial problem. To help our customers set-up a customized system in their facility and get them “up and running”, we typically create step-by-step instructions and sample programs using by our VisionGauge® Online software in conjunction with the system. Of course, technical support is always available for new systems should any questions arise.

cell counting custom application

If you have machine vision or imaging applications that you think might require some customizing, please contact us with the details of your project.

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator / Profile Projector Applications

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators are being used by many different companies across a very wide range of industries. Here are some examples of applications we have solved within various industries:

Broached slot inspection

Aircraft and aerospace component inspection and measurement

Medical implant inspection and measurement

Medical device and component inspection

Medical instrument inspection and meausrement

Extrusion inspection and measurement

Cutting tool inspection and measurement

Automotive components and parts inspection and measurement

Industrial gas turbine part inspection (IGT)

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators / Profile Projectors are perfect for both the shop floor and the Quality Control lab.

VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting a turned part
turned part
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting a nozzle
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting a nozzle

Inspection of mechanical parts

VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting Forging in the Orthopaedics Industry
Forging in the Orthopaedics Industry
Automated Aircraft Engine Impeller Inspection on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Automated Aircraft Engine Impeller Inspection
Fir Tree and CAD Overlay in the Aerospace Industry on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Fir Tree and CAD Overlay in the Aerospace Industry
Knee Implant and CAD Overlay in the Orthopaedics Industry on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Knee Implant and CAD Overlay in the Orthopaedics Industry

VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators are also appropriate for color applications.

VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparators are also appropriate for color applications
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparators are also appropriate for color applications
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting an Extrusion
Extrusion
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting a bonescrew
VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator inspecting a bonescrew on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Bonescrews
Inspections of Spring and other Various Mechanical Parts on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Inspections of Spring and other Various Mechanical Parts
Inspection of an Automotive Part (transmitted illumination) on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Automotive Part (transmitted illumination)
Inspection of an Automotive Part (reflected illumination) on VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
Automotive Part (reflected illumination)
Inspection of Electronic Assembly / Populated Printed Circuit Board on VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator
Electronic Assembly / Populated Printed Circuit Board
VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator / Profile Projector Applications