Machine Vision System Design and Configuration: Best Practices for Reliability and Repeatability

February 21, 2017

12:00-1:30 pm ET

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

In all machine vision applications, reliability and repeatability are the major metrics for successful implementation.  This webinar will discuss key aspects of selection, integration, and configuration of machine vision components and software that drive these metrics.  The discussion will focus on basic general purpose applications in inspection and guidance, and also will address some techniques to deal with more challenging machine vision tasks.  

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David Dechow

David L. Dechow is Staff Engineer for Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision at FANUC’s North American headquarters in Rochester Hills Michigan, where he provides customer and internal application and integration support for their iRVision product, vision guided robotics, and other machine vision technologies.

Mr. Dechow has worked in the field of machine vision for over 30 years as a programmer, engineer, and manager, and is widely recognized as a leading expert in machine vision integration and technology. Prior to his position at FANUC, he was the founder and owner of two successful machine vision integration firms.

Mr. Dechow is a recipient of the AIA Automated Imaging Achievement Award honoring industry leaders for outstanding career contributions in industrial and/or scientific imaging. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars worldwide, and is a frequent contributor to magazines and trade publications.

He has also been a key educator in the industry and has participated in the training of hundreds of machine vision professionals as an instructor with the AIA Certified Vision Professional program.

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Nelson Bridwell

Nelson Bridwell, president of Machine Vision Engineering LLC, designs and manufactures custom machine vision systems for manufacturing applications. Prior to founding Machine Vision Engineering, he was the senior vision engineer at ATS Systems Oregon for nearly a decade and a senior software engineer at Intel Portland Technology Development for 17 years. He is thoroughly familiar with the effective use of industrial machine vision software, cameras, interfaces, lenses, optics, filters and lighting, and has found effective solutions to challenging machine vision problems that others considered impossible to solve.

Nelson is an AIA Certified Vision Professional (advanced) and has published articles in Vision System Design Magazine and Quality Magazine. He is also currently authoring a new book, Machine Vision in the Factory. He has an MS in Computer Science and BS in Engineering from Northwestern University.

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