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EPIC Machine Vision Capabilities


Quotes for Vision Systems

We specialize in creating accurate quotations and performing feasibility testing for vision concepts. Quoting services available include:

  • Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) quotes
    • +/- 50% quotes
    • Refined quotes of +/- 5-15%
  • Feasibility testing
  • Fixed bid quotations
  • Scope development
  • Project timeline development
  • Equipment lists

Industrial Vision Systems Design

A successful industrial vision system must be designed for all factors in the final plant environment including: lighting, line rates, dust, operator interfacing, maintenance and vibrations, etc.  From cameras to brackets, each vision system piece is critically important and must be designed correctly to achieve sustained machine functionality.

  • Mock-ups and test stations for potential machine vision inspection solutions
  • Camera selection
  • Lens selection
  • Lighting selection
  • Final arrangement selection
  • Mechanical design
  • Electrical design
  • Physical arrangement testing
  • Measurement precision and accuracy determination
  • Pass/fail rate estimation
  • Design reviews

Vision Programming & Controls

To achieve maximum inspection success, vision systems need to be programmed specifically for your line and product. Out of the box solutions usually fail due to improper adjustments or orientation to your specific need. Our vision experts know how to program your vision solution for the best pass/fail rates, rejects and process feedback.

  • Application calibration
  • Shape, defect or fail criteria training for camera
  • Image stitching or build programming
  • Industrial vision systems tool development
    • Identification criteria
    • Search criteria
    • Pattern matching
    • Measurement areas and parameters
    • Image analysis and scripting
      • Visual basic script
      • C# script
    • Raw image analysis
    • Critical failures
    • Vision tool statistics
  • I/O configuration
  • External control interfacing setup
  • Data logging parameters
  • Control system integration to meet UL, CSA and/or CE requirements

Operator Interfacing

Our proprietary operator interface utility program features unparalleled capabilities, accessed directly from the interface. EPIC’s EVS Utility Maintenance application allows you to access programmable control functions, configure custom operator views and connect multiple cameras. This is a sample of the many unique features of our interface. Our full data collection and interfacing capabilities include:

  • Customized programmable control functions
  • Access to loading or saved jobs and images
  • Multi-cam view
  • Statistics on:
    • Parts inspected
    • Measurement precision
    • Defect detection
    • False pass/fail rates
    • Part variation rates
  • Data scheduling
  • Inventory management
  • Product tracking

Fabrication, Assembly & Testing

High quality, controlled assembly and fabrication occurs in our state-of-the-art vision lab and fabrication plant. Test tracks allow for fully assembled system testing to verify pass/fail rates before shipment.

  • Bracket, mounts, conveyor bridges and floor stand fabrication
  • Camera & lights assembly and angle set
  • Metal fabrication and welding
  • Electrical wiring
  • Controls and operator interface integration & assembly
  • Instrument coating and painting
  • Mock-line tests at full-speed on EPIC’s test line
  • Factory Acceptance

System Installation & Startup

Installation is not complete until your operators are fully trained and your machine vision inspection system is operating correctly at full speed. Installation and start-up includes:

  • Complete plant installation of:
    • Brackets, mount, floor stands
    • Cameras, lights, lenses
  • Power and controls tie-ins
  • Operator and maintenance training
  • Hazard area classification
  • Static check-out
  • Strict adherence to plant safety standards including GMP, FDA, ASME and AWS guidelines

To start designing your complete, custom vision system, contact an EPIC Vision Expert today

EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US