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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Greater Scalability to Push Adoption of Machine Vision Systems Beyond the Manufacturing Industry

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LONDON , February 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers of vision system technologies are finding it extremely challenging to keep pace with developments in the semiconductor industry. Miniaturisation of components is creating the need for higher throughput vision systems that offer superior accuracy levels.

"Commensurate advancements in lighting and illumination, lasers, lighting, processors, sensors, and optics have to complement machine vision systems," reiterates Frost & Sullivan (http://technicalinsights.frost.com)Research Analyst Vishnu Sivadevan. "Developers face the challenge of reducing set up time and also incorporating greater enhanced functionality, scalability, and upgradeability."

It is important to pay special attention to issues surrounding the expenditure and time on for set up time and installation. User-friendly features, robust integration capabilities, and reduction of operator training time will drive investments in machine vision systems.

"End users are demanding quick return of investment and are attempting to make a futuristic investment in vision systems, choosing judiciously from arange of products, which differ in cost and functionality," explains Mr. Sivadevan .

Advanced automation standards also require machine vision systems that are flexible and scalable across multiple products and production lines. This has given rise to compact vision systems and smart cameras that have built-inimage sensors and processors and are more user friendly. While smart cameras are replacing PC-based vision systems, the choice of architecture would depend upon the application to which the vision system is catering.

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