Industry White Paper

Introduction to Machine Vision

August 07, 2023 by Cognex Corporation

A Guide to Automating Process & Quality Improvements

White Paper Overview

According to the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), machine vision encompasses all industrial and non-industrial applications in which a combination of hardware and software provide operational guidance to devices in the execution of their functions based on the capture and processing of images. Machine vision systems rely on digital sensors protected inside industrial cameras with specialized optics to acquire images, so that computer hardware and software can process, analyze, and measure various characteristics for decision making. Read this white paper by Cognex to learn how machine vision works, the different types of machine vision, and its applications.

Over 1 billion products are made using machine vision every day. Machine vision systems solve a wide range of manufacturing and logistics applications, helping to drive ROI by reducing waste, maximizing uptime, and streamlining processes. Companies of all sizes are automating inspections, increasing throughput and improving product quality with machine vision. Read this white paper by Cognex to learn about the basics of machine vision and how it can help you automate your production line.

Learn machine vision's role in:

  • Improving quality and raising productivity 
  • Reducing machine downtime and reducing setup time
  • Lowering production costs
  • Inventory control

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