Video: Machine vision-motion system draws a line on quality
Pencil production via National Instruments shows synchronized integration of machine vision and motion systems.
The National Instruments video shows an application example for synchronized integration. Pencils of different colors are sorted.
Pencils are taken across a camera. Coherent image and position captures are taken. Positions of interest are buffered.
And when the pencils of desired color reach the nozzle, the nozzle is triggered and the pencils are sorted.
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