There can be serious consequences in production plants if an object is in the wrong position. Either the object will be processed incorrectly, or the process will be interrupted due to an error message. It is important to quickly and reliably identify and separate incorrectly positioned objects. Inspections often have to rely on the smallest product features, as the objects are very small or modifications cannot be made to the product for technical or optical reasons.
The space available in production facilities may also be cramped and there are often high ambient temperatures between intermediate processing steps. Industrial sensors working in these environments have to be space saving and suitable for wider temperature ranges.