Measurement

Measurement

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Machine Vision Applications

“The most sophisticated automated inspection system in the world cannot work without the proper lighting.”
By John Lewis
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Machine vision systems create images by analyzing the reflected light from an object, not by analyzing the object itself.


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Test & Inspection

A Turn for the Better: Advances in Multisensor Systems

Multisensor systems allow complex parts to be easily measured in one setup using the best sensor for each measurement situation.
By Nate Rose
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Multisensor metrology systems have evolved over the past 20 years to integrate a wide array of sensor techniques—optical, laser, touch-probe, white light and scanning probe.


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Measurement

The Digital Optical Comparator Advances

The capabilities of the digital optical comparator have expanded to provide even more unique benefits over the traditional optical comparator.
By Patrick Beauchemin
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The introduction of the digital optical comparator has provided manufacturers across a wide range of industries with a number of benefits over traditional optical comparators for the inspection and measurement of manufactured parts directly on the shop floor.


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Vision & Sensors - Best Practices

Evolving At Its Best

The need for best practices within the vision technology industry has been addressed over time through system integration certification and interoperability standards.
By Genevieve Diesing
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The need for best practices within the vision systems industry arose almost as soon as end-of-use companies began implementing vision systems technology in their operations.
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Case Study

Portable Metrology Empowers Hendrick Motorsports to Push Performance Envelope

Hexagon Metrology CMMs Provide Fast Lane Measurement and Inspection
By Cathy Hayat
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At the competitive edge of every professional sport, the margins of victory are tiny differences in energy, efficiency, skill and physical configuration.
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Practical Checks on Measurements

Is there a way to improve calibration—without ramping up costs?
By Hill Cox
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Many companies have their equipment calibrated on a regular basis and believe all will be well until they are calibrated again.
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Vision & Sensors - High-Speed Imaging

Advanced Camera Features Boost High-Speed Imaging

A long list of attributes helps distinguish one camera from another.
By Behnam Rashidian
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When looking at high end industrial cameras, there are many obvious attributes that distinguish the cameras from one another.
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Case Study

Multi-Sensor Machine Allows Two Measurements in One Setup

View in several directions.
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Measuring injection molded parts from the top and from the side in one setup has been impossible for medical device manufacturer Balda Medical, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, until now.
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Measurement

The Shape of Things to Come: A Look at the New ISO Form Standards

These standards may have a significant impact on how some companies specify, measure and manufacture parts.
By Patrick Nugent
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In August of 2011 I made a presentation to our sales team on how we had incorporated the new ISO Geometrical Product Specifications into our operating software for all of our form tester products.
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CyberMetrics Announces New Leadership of the Asset Management Division in Mexico and Latin America

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Though FaciliWorks CMMS is already used by hundreds of Mexican companies, there is still an enormous number of potential clients who are in need of a system like FaciliWorks.


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