ORLANDO, FL - The 2009 Quality Vision & Sensors Conference, May 4 to 7, at the Caribe Royale Orlando, in Orlando, FL, is offering a savings of 50% for a second attendee when you register another attendee. Register Now!
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine has launched the Quality Magazine Group on business-oriented social networking site LinkedIn ( www.linkedin.com). It is a place to discuss measurement, test, inspection, analysis and quality management challenges and solutions.
The Quality Group allows readers to share information, ask questions, talk to our editors and staff, and learn the latest about quality technologies, news, events and techniques. LEARN MORE
An industry-first, Banner Engineering's iVu seriesTG Image Sensor features a touch screen with an intuitive interface, allowing users to easily configure inspection parameters without a PC. iVu combines the simplicity of a photoelectric sensor and the intelligence of a vision sensor to deliver powerful and affordable inspection capabilities. www.bannerengineering.com/ivu
Matrox Imaging Launches Authorized Integrator Program
MONTREAL - Matrox Imaging announces the launch of its new authorized integrator program in North America. The integrators enrolled in this program have delivered hundreds of vision systems to a wide range of manufacturing fields and disciplines from automotive to food, electronics to pharmaceuticals, medical devices to transportation, packaging to robotics. With years of combined experience, they have integrated vision systems with other automation systems and processes. LEARN MORE
EMVA Signs Cooperation Agreement with Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
SHANGHAI, CHINA - At the Machine Vision China trade exhibition in Shanghai, the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) signed an agreement on March 24, 2009, in order to establish and to expand their future cooperation. LEARN MORE
Making a Million Flawless Parts The Meister Group is a Belgian industrial group that largely caters to the automobile market. With factories in Belgium, France and the Czech Republic, Meister specializes in the mass production of cut steel parts. READ MORE
Trends in Industrial Image Processing The change from analog to digital technologies in the industrial image-processing (IIP) sector is in full swing. Therefore, the reliable frame grabber appears to be increasingly headed out to pasture. This is because digital communications interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB and FireWire allow for adequate camera-based solutions without image-capture cards. "Nevertheless the frame grabber will continue to find its niche," says Mathias Leumann, CEO of Leutron Vision AG. Leumann explains the latest trends in the world of IIP HERE.
From the Editor: Made in America by Michelle Bangert
Like many industries today, machine vision is not a local business. Technology allows easy access to people and products worldwide. It is still not without its hiccups, but no one is sending product specifications by carrier pigeon or taking a boat to a customer site. READ MORE