A discussion with David Pilliod of Advanced Control Solutions
VSD: How is ACS using machine vision and automated systems?
Pilliod: We have applied machine vision in almost every conceivable industry including automotive, packaging, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, medical devices, consumer products, and general manufacturing. We use machine vision primarily to identify and prevent problems. Smart cameras are applied as error-proofing devices throughout different manufacturing processes. They are a cost-effective solution for the end user, especially as they are being combined with an increasing number of applications that also use 2-D barcodes in the automation process.