This question was moderator closed as off topic. The help center does not state that computer vision and industrial imaging are off topic.
If in addition the question had included a statement about using someone's favorite camera brand/type/lens it would be much less likely to be closed. In other words part of the reason it is closed is because the question is boiled down to the essentials since the camera specifics don't really matter in terms of the problem (1/4-20 is 1/4-20).
If the context had been photographing items for sale on eBay (using a scale and dimensions and so forth), it would have been treated for what it is, setting up a studio for a narrow application.
Technical photography is a core area of applied photography. The apparatus described is no less relevant to photography than a copy stand (as mentioned in one of the comments).
Having an answer to the question is not harmful to the site. At worst it is neutral. If the site becomes over run with industrial vision and computer imaging questions, then perhaps the help center can be revised to solve it.
The help center doesn't mention computer vision questions as off-topic, but there does seem to be a consensus that they are not a fit for the site.
However later comments clarified that it wasn't really a question about computer vision or industrial imaging, more a matter of product photography, and there were one or more reopen votes, so I'll reopen it.
Regardless of if it was properly applied to this question, this meta post is possibly the most relevant. Basically, photography in the sense of this site is generally considered to be making photographs, not making measurements. (Though that meta question itself could benefit from more attention overall.)
The fact it is for R&D software development purposes and is focused on taking measurements leads me to a very strong suspicion that this is not related to taking photos. It could be edited to remove those parts, but I believe we have other questions that are pretty much a dupe of that simplified question. Something along the lines of What is a good stationary setup for taking pictures of small paper goods? would likely qualify. It becomes a bit too general when removed from the R&D programmed tool role to be meaningfully differentiated.
At a minimum the question should be edited to clarify how it is dealing with photography rather than a peripheral for custom software development.