Vision & Sensors

Vol. 4 No. 1

Vision & Sensors

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Volume 4, Issue 1

In this issue of Vision & Sensors UPDATE: 

New Vision Blog: Learning with Lecky

Web Exclusive: Machine Vision Use Grows

Feature: What's the Big Deal with Light Sources?

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New Vision System Introduces "Industry-First" Features and Capabilities

The new KEYENCE CV-5000 Vision System incorporates numerous industry-first performance enhancements. A wide range of camera options includes a new 5 million-pixel camera that transfers ultra-high-definition (2432x2050 pixel) images in 61.2ms (16.3 transfers/sec). Inspection tool upgrades include real-time shade correction, profile defect detection for irregular shapes, and expanded color extraction. Complete lighting control enables simultaneous use of up to 8 lamps without separate wiring or PLC programming. More info


American Competitiveness Institute Chooses Vision Engineering and Pace for Training Center


NEW MILFORD, CT - American Competitiveness Institute (ACI) has chosen Vision Engineering's (VE) Mantis to be used as the sole inspection equipment in its training facility. ACI has also chosen the MBT350 soldering/desolder station by Pace to be the soldering station of choice for its Philadelphia-based training center. LEARN MORE

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Internal Working Channel with IPLEX FX   
Adding to the array of versatile IPLEX FX Videoscope benefits is a new 6.2 mm (0.244 inch) diameter scope featuring an internal working channel. Six retrieval tools allow you to remove foreign objects from inside inspection areas - ideal for helping avoid costly overhauls - and perform hook and drag inspections in engines.

Alligator: For retrieving large objects
Basket: For retrieving spherical objects
Magnet: For retrieving magnetic objects
Snare: For retrieving protruding objects
Grasper: For retrieving small objects
Hook: To aid scope navigation when inspecting intricate engines  

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Vision & Sensors Blogs

Vision & Sensors Launches New Blog

BENSENVILLE, IL - Vision & Sensors announces the inclusion of a new blog, Learning with Lecky, on its Web site, .  In his blog, Ned Lecky, owner of Lecky Integration (Little Falls, NY), discusses integration in the machine vision world, business practices and all the things that matter to you as a quality professional. Readers are invited to create an online dialogue via comment threads, or by e-mailing with questions or comments. READ BLOG

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KesslerDr. Thomas Kessler Joins Edmund Optics in Germany

BARRINGTON, NJ - Dr. Thomas Kessler has joined Edmund Optics, a supplier of industrial optics and optical components, as vice president European operations, operating from the company's offices in Karlsruhe, Germany. He will be responsible for all sales and distribution operations of the company in Europe. LEARN MORE


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Leadership Change at Erhardt + Leimer Inc.

Opto Sonderbedarf GmbH opens French Office

Navitar Hires Patrick Buvé


January 19-22, 2009        
Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit 2009, Orlando. IQPC, (800) 882-8684.

February 4-6, 2009
The 17th Annual AIA Business Conference, San Diego. Automated Imaging Association (AIA), (734) 994-6088.

February 10-12, 2009           
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Anaheim, CA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

February 23-25, 2009 
Intermediate SmartGD&T for Design, Manufacturing & Inspection, San Jose, CA. Multi Metrics Inc., (888) 422-3423.

March 9-10, 2009                 
17th Annual International Conference on ISO 9000, Orlando. International Conference on ISO 9000, (866) 500-3383.

March 11-12, 2009                
2009 Lean & Six Sigma Conference, Orlando. International Lean & Six Sigma Conference, (866) 500-3383.

March 11-12, 2009                
AM Expo/ATX South, Charlotte, NC. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. 

May 18-20            ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, Minneapolis. American Society for Quality (ASQ), (800) 248-1946.



Vision & Sensors Conference

USB CMOS Cameras

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New Series of CMOS Cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source. The Imaging Source - a multi-national manufacturer of industrial cameras - has just brought to market a new series of progressive scan, CMOS cameras, which ship with a USB 2.0 connector. The series of 12 different cameras includes color and monochrome models, with resolutions from 640x480 to 2048x1536.  Click here to learn more about about these new CMOS cameras.

Braintech Inc. Opens New Multi-Purpose Detroit-Area Office

MCLEAN, VA -- Braintech Inc. moved into a new Detroit metro area office on Jan. 2, 2009 that houses its U.S. Engineering, Sales and Development Center and Robotic Laboratory. The new office is located in a "HUB Zone." LEARN MORE




Applied Vision Recognized As One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio

AKRON, OH - Applied Vision Corp., a provider of machine vision inspection systems for the container manufacturing industry, was recently honored with the Weatherhead 100 Award as one of the fastest growing companies in its region. Widely considered the most influential forum for recognizing the accomplishments of Northeast Ohio's business community, the Weatherhead 100 Awards are presented by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Applied Vision won a spot on the list thanks to 248% sales growth and 218% employment growth in between 2003 and 2007. LEARN MORE


Web Exclusives

Web Exclusives Machine Vision Use Grows
The problem: verify and inspect wine labels after they have been glued onto the bottles. The solution: acquire images of the bottle's entire surface and use the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) to process and analyze the images. READ MORE

What's the Big Deal with Light Sources?
by Maggie McFadden

Different lighting sources will create shadows, illuminate the part under inspection and can help achieve a tighter tolerance for the application. What exactly should a manufacturer know to make an informed purchase of lighting for their machine vision application? To start, a manufacturing professional should understand the importance of light sources and what types of lighting are available for machine vision applications. READ MORE

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