Machine Vision System: Food Industry Applications and Practices

Pinar Balkir, Kemal Kemahlıoğlu, Ufuk Yücel


Machine vision system is a combination of camera, image capture card, computer hardware and image processing technology. Safe foods are highly preferred by consumers today and accordingly, machine vision system has the edge on food sector for ensuring qualitative data and accelerating some certain processes. Machine vision system, which is more accurate, reliable and faster than conventional methods, has been used in wide range of applications in the inspection of cereals, fruits and vegetables, meats and marine products and some other processed foods in combination with convenient image processing and analysing algorithms. Considering the objectivity, promptness, economy and effectiveness as the chief advantages, the system makes progress as an alternative method in the sector.


Machine vision system; Digital imaging; Artificial neural networks; Image processing; Quality control

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ISSN: 2148-127X

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