Machine Vision Systems in the Dutch Orchid Industry – A Flower Power Success
“Artificial eyes” have found their way into more and more applications where inspection with human eyes is not sufficient or appropriate. This technology is so flexible that it can be used in numerous applications and for many purposes such as automatic quality control, measurement, identification, or monitoring
The Netherlands are one of the main exporters of flowers worldwide. With the mechanized inspection of orchids, vision technology and Basler cameras have successfully entered the Dutch flower market. Through the use of machine vision, growers have significantly increased their production efficiency, flower quality, and customer satisfaction, and they have gained ground in the worldwide flower market. ARIS BV delivers vision solutions to several flower producers. Based on their own software and on cameras from Basler Vision Technologies ARIS BV builds inspection systems to check and classify Phalaenopsis, a subspecies of the Orchid family.