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I am looking for a system that would inventory similar wooden products and identify them according to distinguishing features - such as wood grain. Any products out there that would work on this scale?
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Jana, How many different products are to be identified? Would the device need to be handheld or are these products in board form on a conveyor? We'd be happy to talk through a solution directly. I'm not aware of an off the shelf product. Tom
Jana, We have some technology that might be able to help you. Typically we like to get hold of some samples and undertake a vision study for you. If you would like to get hold of me using my contact info below, then we can have a discussion as to how this might help. We use Artificial Intelligence to train the system just like you would train a person, so if this is something that sounds like a fit, please contact me below. Andy
Jana, for the illumination part of this application, its key to have good diffused lighting. When looking at the grains, you tend to identify the grains by contrast in colors. Your going to need an illumination system that helps produce good color rendering. On deployed systems that sound very similar to your application, we have use 2 different diffused light sources. For Area Scan, a dome light would be best to give you accurate colors. Since you are looking at wood, that tends to be more rectangular rather then circular, our elongated dome (Diffused Tube) would work best. https://www.metaphase-tech.com/diffused_dome_tube_lights/diffused_tube_light/metabright_high_power_diffuse_tube_light_7_x_27_inch If you were to go the line scan route, we offer the same type of solution in a high power compact form factor. This works great for the more narrow field of view with a line scan camera. https://www.metaphase-tech.com/line_lights_line_scan/compact_diffused_tube_line_light/high_power_compact_diffused_tube_line_light