Machine vision systems: Empowering industries through automation and innovation

Machine vision systems: Empowering industries through automation and innovation

  • B&R, a member of the ABB Group, presented the machine vision systems at Vision 2023, hosted by Remtron.
  • B&R machine vision systems leverage advanced imaging to empower industries through automation and innovation.
  • Machine vision systems help streamline quality control processes and ensure compliance with regulations while simplifying automation and revolutionising manufacturing.

B&R, a member of the ABB Group, recently showcased their vision systems at the Vision 2023 event hosted by Remtron on May 24th, 2023. It was a fantastic opportunity for Naomi Khoo, Business Development Manager for B&R Australia, to present cutting-edge solutions.

(L-R): Naomi Khoo, Business Development Manager for B&R Australia with Naveen Nadesan, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Remtron
(L-R): Naomi Khoo, Business Development Manager for B&R Australia with Naveen Nadesan, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Remtron
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During the presentation, Naomi discussed the abilities of the B&R machine vision systems and how they have become game-changing technology for manufacturers across industries. She highlighted the remarkable capabilities of advanced image processing that are revolutionising various industries. These systems empower machines to see and comprehend visual data, paving the way for automation and ensuring top-notch quality control.

“Our B&R vision systems have been helping our customers in Australia improve their product quality and processes in the production line. We have successfully implemented our systems in various industries like food and beverage and mining, to name a few. We pride ourselves in working together with our customers to achieve the results they need,” says Naomi.

“Our customers are experiencing increased costs in manufacturing today than ever before. High end vision and robotic systems previously were quite costly to implement, however with new technology and our integration services, we are now able to automate these processes quickly, to ensure more consistent product throughput,” says Naveen Nadesan, National Sales and Marketing Manager, Remtron.

In this engaging session, Naomi provided an overview of the impressive B&R vision systems, exploring their wide-ranging applications and promising future. She explained in detail the technology behind these systems and even gave a demonstration of the vision solution, making the session interactive and insightful. The topics Naomi discussed at the event:

Understanding machine vision systems

B&R’s ground-breaking advancements in integrated machine vision seamlessly incorporate the world's first machine vision solution into its automation system.

With the broad selection of intelligent camera technology, image processing algorithms and an innovative lighting portfolio, B&R elevates the capabilities of manufacturing control system by analysing visual data in real time. Through continuous learning and adaptation using advanced technologies, machine vision systems enhance the accuracy and efficiency of operations.

Naomi Khoo presenting at the event
Naomi Khoo presenting at the event
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Applications in various industries

Machine vision systems find applications across various industries, transforming processes and ensuring consistent quality. Let's explore some of the most prominent applications.

Manufacturing and production

Machine vision systems streamline quality control processes in manufacturing. They detect defects, verify product codes and monitor packaging, significantly reducing errors and optimising efficiency.

Pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Machine vision systems are critical in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. They inspect the packaging for accuracy, verify labels and detect contaminants, guaranteeing product safety and compliance with regulations.

Food and beverage

With stringent quality requirements, the industry relies on machine vision systems for reliable inspection. They identify contaminants, check packaging integrity and ensure accurate labelling, maintaining consumer trust.

Future possibilities

Using deep learning-based machine vision algorithms, B&R is introducing innovative opportunities for enhanced quality, increased productivity, improved safety measures and minimal waste in manufacturing processes. One of the initial advancements is to develop optical character recognition (OCR) functions based on deep learning. This OCR function demonstrates exceptional speed and accuracy when reading even the most challenging fonts. As machine vision systems progress, they are venturing into previously unexplored areas and expanding their applications.

Naomi Khoo giving the attendees a demo of B&R Vision systems
Naomi Khoo giving the attendees a demo of B&R Vision systems
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The attendees had the opportunity to witness the B&R solutions in action and experience firsthand the transformative capabilities of machine vision systems powered by B&R Industrial Automation. These systems leverage advanced imaging and enable machines to interpret visual data effectively.

By implementing B&R vision systems, manufacturers can streamline their quality control processes, optimise assembly line operations, ensure compliance with regulations, and uphold the integrity of their products. It was evident how these solutions could bring efficiency, accuracy and reliability to manufacturing operations.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimise how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

B&R is a global innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria. In 2017, B&R became a Division of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards including OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industrial automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations. br-automation.com

For more information please contact: Naomi Khoo, Business Development Manager for B&R Australia. Email: naomi.khoo@au.abb.com

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