This paper addresses the development and application of the next generation of JL Automation's industrial machine vision systems. An application which took advantage of new technical developments is discussed. Advances in system development are also discussed. The customer application was required to check for the presence and correct location of approximately 600 small holes in a plastic panel with a very complex surface. The solution involved four vision systems working together in a master/slave configuration connected via a serial link. It is worth noting that without the inclusion of machine vision in this process the component would not have been cost effective to manufacture.