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Vision & Sensors - Barcode Readers

Barcode Integration Big Efficiencies

Benefits range from Improved Data Integrity to Greater Traceability.
March 5, 2013

Visualize a typist stationed at every point of data entry in a manufacturing facility. Imagine a data acquisition process that is automated, error free and very cost effective.


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Vision & Sensors - Inspection

Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision

The machine vision professional gains a new tool with SWIR.
March 5, 2013

Short wave infrared (SWIR) machine vision imaging is a key tool in manufacturing and industrial processes to measure, monitor, control or otherwise manage the reliable and quality-conforming production of goods that do not respond well to standard range machine vision cameras.


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Vision & Sensors - Imaging

3-D Imaging Enters the Machine Vision World

Consider these 3-D imaging techniques for machine vision.
March 5, 2013

Machine vision as a subset of computer science has been around for more than 20 years.


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Vision & Sensors - GigE

The GigE Option

GigE Vision multicasting provides powerful and unique machine vision capability—when used correctly.
March 5, 2013

Since its adoption in 2006, the GigE Vision standard has become a favorite of the machine vision industry, growing to more than 30% of units sold annually, according to data compiled by the Automated Imaging Association.


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Vision & Sensors - 101

Who Needs Frame Grabbers, Anyway?

Originally developed to acquire raw images from analog machine vision cameras, frame grabbers were once expected to be replaced by direct-to-PC technologies. Experience has, however, been otherwise.
March 5, 2013

Frame grabbers were developed in the early days of machine vision to provide a connection from analog cameras providing NTSC and PAL output signals to minicomputers requiring digital signals placed directly on data buses for digital memory storage.


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Management

Tight Tolerances at Top Tool

March 1, 2013

Collaboration with customers, aggressive miniaturization, and advanced part qualification have earned this micro stamping component supplier the title of 2013 Quality Plant of Year.


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Software & Analysis

Improve Your Quality Records

Computer technology has done amazing things since the first APQP document was published.
March 1, 2013

Delegating and nodding in agreement is not the way to get things done.


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Measurement

A Move in the Right Direction

Without the proper alignment, 3-D measurement can be exciting—and not in a good way.
March 1, 2013

There’s nothing quite as exciting as diving for the E-Stop button when your computer numerical control (CNC) measuring system takes off at high speed in the wrong direction.


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Test & Inspection

Choosing and Using the Right Thread Gage

It pays to review the basics on proper gaging of internal threads.
March 1, 2013

In today’s demanding manufacturing environment, it is vital that all of your threaded parts are properly inspected with the correct types of thread gages.


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Case Study

A Vision for Quality

Visual inspection tops list of key quality control procedures for Illinois-based Mennie Machine Co.
March 1, 2013

Recently, on tour of the facility with Kyle Goetsch, Mennie’s quality manager, he explained how Mennie Machine has survived, and thrived.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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