This present research consists of a design of a virtual plant to simulate the automatization of a tomato sorting process by means of artificial vision. This sorting process starts with the entry of tomatoes on a conveyor belt, the fruits move at a constant speed until they are under the scope of the camera. An image processing system developed in LabVIEW software is in charge of detecting three main characteristics: green color, red color and defects on the surface of the fruit. The simulation was performed in Factory I/O software in conjunction with TIA Portal to obtain a real simulation environment.
- Machine vision