The mechanical integration of Machine Vision systems into existing customer machines and installations, requires often design engineering efforts by the customer. In many cases, the customer receives more or less professional drawings for the mechanical integration of the optical components, without direct consideration of the mechanical constraints existing on the line or machine.
Octum introduced in 2010 SolidWorks as system software for design engineering and offers now 3D drawings directly integrated into customer drawings. In this way the overall integration costs are reduced since there is no additional design engineering effort required anymore by the customer. Besides of the pure cost reduction, free design engineering capacity may be used for other projects. At the same time it becomes transparent for both sides in an early project stage, how the machine vision components fit into the machine, enabling optimum use of the space available for installation.
For the electrical integration the usual electrical drawings are provided.