Automated machine vision inspection plays an important role in achieving 100% quality control in manufacturing – reducing costs and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction. While human inspectors can visually inspect parts to judge the quality of workmanship, machine vision systems use advanced hardware and software components to perform these functions at higher speeds, increased reliably, and with greater precision. Today, all-in-one smart cameras are able to perform any task from barcode reading to complex measurements to logic-based results, providing data to command factory equipment from stack lights to robotics. What is machine vision? What are its most common applications? Watch this introductory video on the basics of machine vision and learn why manufacturers are increasingly adopting this powerful technology for automated product inspection and identification.