Advanced machine vision
Machine vision gives eyes to a computer by giving it one or more RGB video cameras and helping it understand its surroundings. The resulting data is then downloaded to a computer or robot controller.
By introducing Cuberts spectral imaging products adds a new dimension to machine vision by combining the simplicity of a point and shoot camera with the precision of hyperspectral imaging. This technology is a game changer and is opening up new application possibilities. Not only can we sort by colour, we can now sort by different stages of quality. Spectral imaging will be the key differentiator with respect to quality inspection of;
- Fruit – Apples, citrus fruit, tomatoes, strawberries, almonds, peanuts
- Vegetables – Cauliflowers, potatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms
- Meat, pork, and chicken
- Seafood – Salmon, cod, prawns
- Grains – wheat, barley, maize
- Biofilms – food packaging
The recycling market is also benefiting from this technology in terms of sorting different types of plastics, paper, and waste electronics.
Improvements in data analysis would elevate the processing speed of hyperspectral imaging data, making lower cost multispectral platforms the best choice for machine vision sorting in the future.