Trainable machine vision is used in this example to check the degree of flashing on pipette tips. PC-Eyebot calculates a score which is used here to judge the severity of the defects. The pipettes are then judged as PASS / MARGINAL / or FAIL. Note positioning is loose and not restrictive.
Flexible output choices are offered: Screen display, relays, or RS-232 serial. Three relays can output PASS / MARGINAL / and FAIL, while the RS-232 port can output the exact score to your PLC.,
The images below show (left) a gold-standard pipette and (right) one with some flashing.