How Computer Vision in Manufacturing Automation Is Changing the Industry

March 10, 2023

Carolyn Joy V.

Automation in production and manufacturing is nothing new. For years now it has been making transformative changes on factory floors, helping manufacturers exercise greater control over their operations and costs. However, with the advancements in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, there is so much more that automation can do.

What is manufacturing process automation?

Manufacturing process automation refers to the application of technologies and software to automate various tasks in the manufacturing process. The main objective of using automation is to increase production capability while lowering costs. Automation in production may include the use of sensors, robotics, and machine learning algorithms.

There are a variety of processes that can be automated such as handling of material, assembly, quality control, maintenance, and essentially, tasks that are repetitive and/or require utmost precision. In the automotive industry for instance, automated production lines perform the tasks for machining (producing precise parts using metal and other materials) and pressworking.

Computer vision in manufacturing automation

Computer vision is the subset of AI that processes and understands the input provided by images and video. While many companies in the industry are already leveraging robotic process automation in manufacturing, the introduction of computer vision has uncovered more potential applications that will further revolutionize the manufacturing sector.

Robotic process automation in manufacturing

It’s no surprise that the market valuation for AI in manufacturing (which includes computer vision) is expected to surge from US$1.48 million in 2021 to a whopping US$17.9 million by 2028. Where is this unprecedented growth coming from? Here are the some of the latest AI and computer vision use cases:

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Enhanced Safety Measures for Workers and Equipment

Manufacturing process automation in the Era of Industry 4.0

Machines have now gained the capability to match or even outperform humans in certain work activities — even those that demand some degree of cognitive abilities, and this will create many dynamic changes in production automation. Enterprises can discover more value in manufacturing process automation in this era of Industry 4.0 (the next revolution in manufacturing), where AI, machine learning, and computer vision take center stage.

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