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Title: A real time quality monitoring system for the lighting industry : a practical and rapid approach using computer vision and image processing (CVIP) tools
Authors: Ng, CKC
Wu, CH
Ip, WH 
Chan, CY 
Ho, TS
Keywords: Computer vision and image processing
IMAQ vision builder
Integrated manufacturing
Real-time monitoring system
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: International journal of engineering business management, 2011, v. 3, no. 4, p. 14-21 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of engineering business management 
Abstract: In China, the manufacturing of lighting products is very labour intensive. The approach used to check quality and control production relies on operators who test using various types of fixtures. In order to increase the competitiveness of the manufacturer and the efficiency of production, the authors propose an integrated system. This system has two major elements: a computer vision system (CVS) and a real-time monitoring system (RTMS). This model focuses not only on the rapid and practical application of modern technology to a traditional industry, but also represents a process innovation in the lighting industry. This paper describes the design and development of the prototyped lighting inspection system based on a practical and fast approach using computer vision and imaging processing (CVIP) tools. LabVIEW with IMAQ Vision Builder is the chosen tool for building the CVS. Experimental results show that this system produces a lower error rate than humans produce in the quality checking process. The whole integrated manufacturing strategy, aimed at achieving a better performance, is most suitable for a China and other labour intensive environments such as India.
EISSN: 1847-9790
DOI: 10.5772/45670
Rights: This work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)(
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