Certification

Why certifying a vision system?

The main reason to certify an artificial vision system is to validate its reliability.
A vision system of unknown reliability can cause serious damage.

The first calibration and certification service for vision systems.

This service was born out of the necessity for an objective method to assess the reliability of a vision system. Throughout the years, we have developed a system to assess and improve the performances of any vision system or sensor. Thanks to this certification, and the related calibration, our clients have reduced damage costs, improved their image, and gained new clients. .

Three steps for certification.

1) SCREENING: examination of the basic features, common to all vision systems. The system is RATED through an objective criterion, a quantitative representation of the system’s reliability. SCREENING is a fast and inexpensive method to assess the reliability of any vision system.

2) CLASSIFICATION: definition of the system’s specifics, and variability; a series of tests is performed in order to assess effective reliability. Critical issues and improvable features are than defined, leading to a calibration protocol.

3) CALIBRATION: once the calibration protocol is defined, periodic calibrations guarantee reliable performance of the vision system.

Advantages of certification.

1) Vision systems for quality control surely are advantageous, but the consequent reduction of human-made control can lead to high damage in case of vision system malfunctioning. Periodic calibration reduces the amount of damage caused by malfunctioning and increases the functionality of the vision system..

2) Many vision systems are used without any knowledge of their limits and weak points. Users often say “The system went crazy”, to describe a malfunctioning. CLASSIFICATION and SCREENING are useful to understand the limits of the vision system, and the related risk factors..

3) Any sensor or vision system with minimal functionality requirements can be certified and calibrated.

4) RATING is objectively calculated. All related parameters result from univocal testing. RATING is unique, universal, and not subject to personal interpretations.

5) All phases of certification (SCREENING, CLASSIFICATION, CALIBRATION) are documented, and the functionality of the vision system is quantitatively described. The final document can be attached to the product details, as a guarantee to the customers of improved quality standards, with consequent positive impact on the company’s image. .

RATING

- LEVEL A-B-C : highly reliable vision system, certified for applications with an error coefficient in PPM (Parts per Million). 
- LEVEL D : vision system of certified reliability.
- LEVEL E-F : vision system of low reliability, or non-measurable reliability.