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Time management, ease of maintenance, and accuracy are always major demands for machine vision solutions at the edge. Edge computing solutions facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation and serve as a decentralized extension of the cloud, data center, or campus networks. This eases the integration of machine vision and motion control in local field sites with less delay. Advantech provides a comprehensive machine vision edge solution, from intelligent platform to HMI and controller, all combined with graphical and flow-chart based application software, VisionNavi, which is user-friendly and able to deal with multiple tasks. With easy development that saves on time, Advantech's edge solution can fulfill diverse requests in industrial IoT applications; boosting productivity and yield rates on the factory floor.

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Easy Development with
User-Friendly UI

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Time Saving with
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Scalable Platform for
Stability and Compatibility

Edge Technology in Machine Vision Applications

Inspection:
Yield Rate

In the conventional visual inspection process, there were more and more challenges like no consistent criteria, no measurable result, a lack of flexibility, and higher labor costs. The AOI (automated optical inspection) system is gaining popularity during the defect inspection and quality assurance process.

Guidance:
Productivity

Because of the mass customization demands of Industry 4.0, the production process must be capable of delivering low volumes with a high mix of customizations. Traditional robotic systems, with limited flexibility, will result in poor lead times and high maintenance effort and cost. The VGR (vision guided robotics) system powered by machine vision technology can be used to detect and recognize objects, calculate the position and orientation, and then guide the robot to complete the tasks. It significantly reduces the engineering effort while increasing flexibility and efficiency.

Gauge:
Productivity

Quality control is a very important issue and machine vision provides a non-contact approach to measure the line, angle, circle, arc, diameter/radius and dimensions to help engineering teams improve quality and increase productivity.

Identification:
Product Tracing

Industry 4.0 and a growing reliance on big data are driving demand for quality assurance, traceability, and after-sales services across manufacturing sectors. There are many choices for ensuring traceability: RFID, barcodes, and characters. Due to the varied requirements of different production lines - dimensions, cost and longevity - 1D/2D barcodes and optical character recognition are becoming increasingly popular in identification applications for the manufacturing process.

Edge Technology in Machine Vision Applications

Inspection:
Yield Rate

In the conventional visual inspection process, there were more and more challenges like no consistent criteria, no measurable result, a lack of flexibility, and higher labor costs. The AOI (automated optical inspection) system is gaining popularity during the defect inspection and quality assurance process.

Guidance:
Productivity

Because of the mass customization demands of Industry 4.0, the production process must be capable of delivering low volumes with a high mix of customizations. Traditional robotic systems, with limited flexibility, will result in poor lead times and high maintenance effort and cost. The VGR (vision guided robotics) system powered by machine vision technology can be used to detect and recognize objects, calculate the position and orientation, and then guide the robot to complete the tasks. It significantly reduces the engineering effort while increasing flexibility and efficiency.

Gauge:
Productivity

Quality control is a very important issue and machine vision provides a non-contact approach to measure the line, angle, circle, arc, diameter/radius and dimensions to help engineering teams improve quality and increase productivity.

Identification:
Product Tracing

Industry 4.0 and a growing reliance on big data are driving demand for quality assurance, traceability, and after-sales services across manufacturing sectors. There are many choices for ensuring traceability: RFID, barcodes, and characters. Due to the varied requirements of different production lines - dimensions, cost and longevity - 1D/2D barcodes and optical character recognition are becoming increasingly popular in identification applications for the manufacturing process.

Successful Case

Advantech's software/hardware integrated solution helped a flywheel manufacturing plant quickly implement a machine vision inspection system

A Taiwanese factory serves as the ODM for a U.S. fitness cycle manufacturer by using its specialized metal processing service to manufacture flywheels. To avoid future fines due to poor quality control, the factory decided to implement a machine vision system that inspected all products without affecting production speed.

Product Solution Offerings

Intelligent Edge Solution

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ESRP-VAI-MIC770

ESRP-VAI-MIC770

8th Gen Intel® Core™ I compact system with expandable slot module for vision and motion card

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ESRP-VAI-AIIS3410

ESRP-VAI-AIIS3410

6th Gen Intel® Core™ I all-in-one vision system with PoE or USB 3.0 camera interface

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ESRP-VAI-UNO2484

ESRP-VAI-UNO2484

7th Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 fanless rugged system with iDoor stackable expansion

Smart HMI Solution

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ESRP-VAI-TPCB500

ESRP-VAI-TPCB500

Modular 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 industrial panel PC with various display sizes

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ESRP-VAI-PPC6151

ESRP-VAI-PPC6151

All-in-one Intel® 7th Gen. Core™ i expandable industrial panel PC

Automation Control Solution

WISE-5000

ESRP-VAI-WISE5

ESRP-VAI-WISE5

Compact and fanless Softlogic EtherCAT Controller with expandable Slice I/O modules.