Machine vision needs experts: how to achieve complex quality checks

30.May.2023

Two things are needed to create highly functional machine vision solutions. The first is top-level expertise in machine vision technology. The second is knowledge of the industry to which that machine vision technology is being applied. These two elements come together in SICK’s Vision Partner Program, which creates close, long-term working relationships for every industry. By combining SICK’s technology, experience and customer-focused service with the machine vision know-how of Delta Systems Kft., it was possible to create the best possible solution for a complex quality check application.

SICK Sensor TriSpectorP1000
SICK Sensor TriSpectorP1000

Why SICK is looking for machine vision partners

It is not possible for one company to offer tailor-made solutions to all concerns. For that reason, it is important to join forces with other companies and work hand-in-hand to develop optimal, industry-specific solutions. This is the founding principle behind our Vision Partner Program.

 

Delta: a competent player for machine vision and industrial automation in Hungary

One of SICK’s first machine vision partners is Delta Systems Kft. Currently one of the largest IT integrator in Hungary, Delta has around 1,500 customers and 300 employees. Delta provides its customers with complete IT infrastructure solutions; this includes full architecture design, planning and installation of network solutions and hardware components, application integration and infrastructure management. Its customers span a wide range of industries, from the likes of automotive and consumer goods to smart agriculture, which is expected to be an important growth field in the future.

The cooperation with SICK is intensive and covers the entire spectrum of SICK products. Delta uses SICK sensors for everything from the smallest integration applications, up to and including very complex profiling systems that use track and trace systems, RFID or LiDAR technology for profiling applications.

Cutting-edge technology paired with trust and reliability

In one of its recent projects, Delta used SICK 3D vision cameras to carry out 3D imaging that enabled a robot to deal with a product heap. The system identifies individual products in the heap, picks them up and then repositions them on a conveyor so that a quality check can be carried out. This is done using the InspectorP65x, a programmable and configurable 2D vision camera that can be used for long-range and high-resolution machine vision tasks.

Delta used SICK 3D vision cameras to carry out 3D imaging that enabled a robot to deal with a product heap.
Delta used SICK 3D vision cameras to carry out 3D imaging that enabled a robot to deal with a product heap.
Delta used SICK 3D vision cameras to carry out 3D imaging that enabled a robot to deal with a product heap.
Delta used SICK 3D vision cameras to carry out 3D imaging that enabled a robot to deal with a product heap.

But the high quality and flexibility of SICK products is only one reason why Delta works with SICK. Delta was particularly happy with the SICK customer service and the degree to which they could trust SICK to deliver, highlighting how there was never any need to worry about support during or after delivery. The Vision Partner Program goes beyond that; Bálint Pongrácz, Technical Director at Delta, feels that “working with SICK on a partnership level makes all the processes more transparent,” adding that “we can rely on SICK quality anytime and that I think tells everything, even technically, even administratively, there is no question, it will do the job.”

Not only the high quality and flexibility of SICK products was a reason why Delta works with SICK. Delta was also particularly happy with the SICK customer service.
Not only the high quality and flexibility of SICK products was a reason why Delta works with SICK.
Not only the high quality and flexibility of SICK products was a reason why Delta works with SICK. Delta was also particularly happy with the SICK customer service.
Not only the high quality and flexibility of SICK products was a reason why Delta works with SICK.

Into a smarter future – together

This machine vision solution is just one solution developed for Delta; András Ujhegyi, CSO at Delta, says that the company is looking forward to continuing this collaboration to “develop a smarter future together with SICK.” As it expands further into its most innovative business areas, such as Industry 4.0, 5G, energy management, IT security and traffic informatics, Delta knows that it can rely on technology and support from SICK through the Vision Partner program.

Through this global program, SICK is teaming up with many other companies around the world. The transparency and smooth collaboration benefits both partners, helping both to grow their business, creating a clear win-win situation for all the parties involved.

 

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