Industrial automation and controls refers to the use of technology, such as computers and sensors, to automate and control industrial processes. This can include things like manufacturing, material handling, and quality control. Machine vision is a type of technology that uses cameras and image processing software to automatically inspect and analyze objects. This technology can be used in industrial automation and control systems to improve the accuracy and efficiency of processes by allowing machines to "see" and make decisions based on visual input.
In terms of control and processing, machine vision systems typically include a camera, a vision processor or computer, and software that analyzes the images captured by the camera. The vision processor or computer processes the images and extracts the relevant information, which is then used by the control system to make decisions and adjust the industrial process accordingly. This can include things like identifying defects in a product, guiding a robot to pick up an object, or measuring the dimensions of a part.