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New Algorithms Provide Detection Solutions for Troublesome Targets Detecting surface defects is a common machine vision application. The newly developed Trend Edge Stain Tool from KEYENCE is specifically designed to stably detect chips, burrs and minute defects on a wide variety of target shapes and surfaces. Actual examples of detection on objects having both straight-line profiles, and free-form curves are discussed in a new KEYENCE report: "Trend Edge Stain Detection." Principles of the tool's functionality are explained. Download report
CCD Inventors Awarded Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded for two scientific achievements that have helped to shape the foundations of today's networked societies. In 1966, Charles K. Kao made a discovery that led to a breakthrough in fiber optics. He carefully calculated how to transmit light over long distances via optical glass fibers. With a fiber of purest glass it would be possible to transmit light signals over 100 kilometers. Learn more
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Point Grey has announced that the IEEE 1394a (FireWire) versions of their Firefly MV digital camera family now come housed in a lightweight and durable plastic case. Designed for Firefly MV FFMV-03M2 camera models, the compact 44 x 24 x 34 mm enclosure protects the camera's printed circuit board (PCB) from physical damage. More
EMVA Market Statistics 2009 Now Available
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - The EMVA provides the complete results of the annual European machine vision report in a new extended version. For the first time, a specific report on the Italian machine vision industry has been included. Learn more
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Basler Adds New Features to the Scout and Pilot Cameras
Basler Vision Technologies is adding new features to all scout and pilot area scan cameras produced from now on. The more than 50 different scout models and ten different pilot models will be fully equipped with the new firmware during production. www.baslerweb.com
AIA to Host Networking Reception at Vision 2009
STUTTGART, GERMANY - The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) will host a networking reception November 4, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the Vision 2009 Show, which will be held November 3 to 5 in Stuttgart, Germany. Learn more
Nominate the 2010 Quality Plant and Professional of the Year
BENSENVILLE, IL-Quality Magazine is currently seeking nominations for the 2010 Quality Professional and Plant of the Year.
The Quality Plant of the Year award is open to manufacturing plants in the United States. The plant must be involved in making and measuring, testing or inspecting discrete parts. We're looking for plants that have applied world-class quality technology, equipment, services and techniques that result in reducing scrap, rework, warranty or manufacturing costs, improve productivity or cycle time, increase capacity or improve adherence to quality standards. Learn more
Conference Call for Papers Deadline Approaches
BENSENVILLE, IL-Proposals are being accepted for the 2nd annual Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), to be held March 22 to 25, 2010, at Marriot World Center, Orlando, FL. Abstracts must be submitted by October 16, 2009.
Industrial Vision Sensors vs. Standard Photoelectric Sensors Requirements for product testing vary widely within the market. Clearly, a variety of means can accomplish this task, from simple photoelectric sensors capable of evaluating a single feature to expensive custom vision systems with nearly endless capabilities, limited only by the size of one's checkbook.