Inspection tools differ from processing tools in that they deliver single or multiple data sets gained from an image instead of the full image. Results can be in the form of simple pass/fail, a measurement, item location, feature count, text string or a classification score.
These results are formatted by the developer into something that is relevant and in
most cases this will be passed on to other equipment to act on accordingly. This could be a sorting machine or a reject mechanism like the example shown below.
Example for an inspection system like a sorting machine or reject mechanism