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.