Laser Displacement Sensors...How they Work and How to Use Them
KEYENCE LK-G CCD Laser Displacement Sensors measure height, position, thickness, warpage, profile, runout, and vibration on any material/surface. They also measure fast moving, vibrating or rotating objects. How do they work? How can you use them? What are the technical factors that contribute to their accuracy, linearity and repeatability? This 14 page illustrated book contains details on triangulation measurement principles, received light intensity and waveform, optical design, measurement capabilities, measuring different surfaces and lots more. More info
Chicago Expo Showcases Robots Ready to Assist Humans
ROSEMONT, IL - The International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show showed first-hand how far the science and business of robotics has progressed. At the 2009 show in Chicago, held June 9 to 11, 2009, visitors were able to see robots more up-close-and-personal than ever before.
Thanks to advances in machine vision technology, artificial intelligence and robot safety, among others, robots are gaining a new level of practicality and human/machine integration. Among the examples of cutting-edge robotics at the show, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in suburban Rosemont, were the following: LEARN MORE
Vision & Sensors e-Premier Product:
Featuring your choice of Sony ICX618, ICX445, and ICX285 EXview HAD CCD™ sensors, the Prosilica GC660, GC1290, and GC1380 line up offers a full range of choices for high sensitivity GigE requirements. Cost-conscious, lightweight, and compact, they serve endless purposes.
• 14 bit A/D for high dynamic range
• More than 30 fps at full-resolution
• Progressive scan global shutter
AVT Appoints OpteamX as Exclusive Distributor in Israel
AHRENSBURG, GERMANY - Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) and OpteamX have signed a distribution contract granting OpteamX the rights for the exclusive distribution of AVT digital cameras in Israel that began in May 2009. OpteamX, a supplier of machine vision components and solutions with headquarters in Azor near Tel Aviv, Israel, have been successfully selling Prosilica cameras since 2006. LEARN MORE
Promess Marks 25th Anniversary of Sensor and Process Control System Manufacturing
BRIGHTON, MI - Promess Inc., a manufacturer of industrial sensors, sensor application hardware, firmware, and supporting software, has reached a significant milestone marking the firm's 25th year in business.
Promess systems intelligently monitor and control manufacturing and assembly processes by measuring in-process assembly or functional force, position and torque to ensure end-users that resulting components and products are within specification. LEARN MORE
Sensor Standards Require Superior Optics by Nicholas James
With the advent of today's high-resolution sensors, it is important to understand what performance is needed and therefore, what optics to match with the camera. From 5 megapixel resolution, 2/3-inch format charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to large format area and line scan cameras, different high-resolution sensors require varying high precision optics to optimize performance. LEARN MORE
100% Quality Inspection
Visual inspection systems have been used to inspect adhesive beads and sealants in automotive engineering for the last 20 years. However, not until the introduction of in-process solutions did the systems feature the required durability to withstand ambient impacts. Moreover, today's inspection systems also take on the function of robot vision and are even able to monitor the bead height. They play a critical role when it comes to adhering to the most stringent tolerance specifications: Car bodies can be bonded and sealed perfectly with these kinds of systems. LEARN MORE
New Video Added to Q-Tube: Color Measurement Technology X-Rite Inc.
This video covers the evolution of color science and solutions, and introduces the xDNA, a new color measurement system that takes information from instrument to screen in less than 10 seconds. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. WATCH VIDEO>>
Guarding Mold Machinery Dickten Masch Plastics (Milwaukee) shuttles metal and plastic components from metal forming machines to multi-stage plastic and rubber injection molding machines, producing millions of precision electrical connectors and similar parts each year.