December 2016 – Featured Consultant: Perry West

Perry West is President of Automated Vision Systems and long-time PATCA member. Automated Vision Systems specializes in machine vision, image processing and optical system design. Typical clients are OEMs and System Integrators of equipment needing machine vision or imaging technology.

A recent project was for two semiconductor-processing pieces of equipment. Perry designed the imaging systems, which included the positioning the cameras, selecting the lenses, and designing a custom light source.

On another recent project, Keyence referred Automated Vision Systems to a local system integrator who had a requirement to program a vision system. Perry programmed both the vision system and an Excell spreadsheet to provide the ability for the operator to control the vision system from the spreadsheet.

Working with the AIA Trade Association, Perry helps develop and teaches courses in a certification program for machine professionals around the globe. The training covers machine vision technology: lighting, optics, cameras, image sensors, and image processing.

For more than 35 years, clients turn to Automated Vision Systems when they need expertise in machine vision system design, design of a lighting, optics, imaging and design of algorithms.