Vision & Sensors Exclusives

Machine Vision System Used at Confectionary

December 1, 2010
Orbis' machine vision system for the food industry, Imprint Verifier, inspects both markings and package qualities.
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Effective Medicine

November 10, 2010
Boehringer uses machine vision to implement 100% testing of pharmaceutical capsules.
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Turbo Stress

October 14, 2010
Integrator digs deep inside Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) to inspect turbine blades in aircraft engines.
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The Autonomous Vehicle

May 3, 2010
The autonomous vehicle-a vehicle capable of driving itself without any human intervention-is quickly becoming a reality.
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Off-Topic: Motion Capture Makes Diagnosis Easier

March 1, 2010
Motion capture has become widely known for producing spectacular special effects and 3-D animation in motion pictures. However, this technology also can be applied in many other fields.
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Vision Systems Add Accuracy

February 25, 2010
Using machine vision enables manufacturers to inspect 100% of their products and ensure that defects don’t leave the production floor.
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Augment Reality with Virtual Prototypes

December 22, 2009
Using augmented reality, auto manufacturers can integrate virtual computer-aided design (CAD) prototypes into actual modules or vehicles to find and solve assembly problems before production begins.
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Off-Topic: Student Develops Robot to Use Vision Sensor

December 1, 2009
Banner Engineering Corp. partnered with a Minnesota West Community and Technical College engineering student and robotics instructor to develop a robot designed to play the Guitar Hero video game-responding to each note as it appears onscreen.
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Industrial Vision Sensors vs. Standard Photoelectric Sensors

September 2, 2009
Requirements for product testing vary widely within the market. Clearly, a variety of means can accomplish this task, from simple photoelectric sensors to expensive custom vision systems.
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Top 10 Machine Vision Improvement Opportunities

June 30, 2009
As the global manufacturing market continues to get more competitive, it is important to ensure that the factory is running at a peak level of efficiency. Any downtime due to process related malfunctions is considered nonvalue-added downtime directly impacting company profitability.
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