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Setting up your hardware
This guide will walk you through the process of setting up your hardware to achieve optimal performance with AugeLab Studio, a versatile tool used for production inspection across various industries. Whether you're inspecting electronics, textiles, or automotive parts, and help you configure your hardware for accurate and efficient inspections.
Choosing the PC for your computer vision project is very important. There are two different approaches in setting up a qualified pc. Using one of:
- AI detectors
- Conventional computer vision
will require different specifications. For AI applications, high-end PCs with NVIDIA GPU is recommended. For conventional computer vision problems, mid-range PCs without an integrated GPU is sufficient.
Connecting IP or USB Webcams to PCs:
Utilizing Lighting, Colors, Object Surface, and Angles:
- Select appropriate lighting sources considering intensity and color temperature.
- Position lighting strategically to minimize shadows and reflections.
- Experiment with different angles and distances to enhance visibility and contrast.
- Adjust lighting colors to highlight specific object features.
- Note if the environment is affected by daylight or not.
Utilizing Camera Zoom and Angles:
- Utilize camera zoom to focus on specific inspection details
- Experiment with varying camera angles to capture comprehensive views.
- Adjust zoom and angles using AugeLab Studio's software controls.
Choosing AI Object Detection or Conventional Image Processing:
- Opt for AI object detection for diverse objects, real-time detection, and classification with varying lighting, object positions, or angles.
- Choose conventional processing for routine tasks and well-defined requirements and detections without varying in lighting, object positions, or angles.
Some problems with varying object angles and positions can be solved with conventional computer vision algorithms as well. These can be:
- Object color is distinguishable from background color
- Object position is variable but angle is not
- Object frame is extractable regardless of the angle
Choosing Cameras for Detection on a Moving Production Line:
- Select high-speed cameras with fast shutter speeds for fast moving production lines.
- Consider industrial-grade cameras for clear images of rapidly moving objects.
- Cameras with global shutters minimize motion blur during high-speed inspections.
- Otherwise, try to decrease shutter speed in camera settings.
With these guidelines, you can seamlessly set up your hardware for AugeLab Studio. Whether your production involves electronics, textiles, or any other industry, AugeLab Studio's adaptability combined with optimized hardware ensures precise and reliable inspection results.