Vision & Sensors

From the Editor

Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality
June 4, 2013

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It’s a great way to describe empathy, a subject I have talked about in other columns. But the phrase is also a great way to describe one important aspect of what designers and engineers do with every project, especially quality engineers—environment stress testing and screening.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Counts

Using algorithms to extract quantitative information from an image.
May 14, 2013

Counting objects in an image seems like an easy task, which can be automated through machine vision and image analysis, but it becomes difficult when objects touch, move randomly, or are hard to distinguish from their background.


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Vision & Sensors - Case Study

Integrating A 3-D Inspection System

A major manufacturer of building materials wanted to add 100% inline dimensional inspection to its manufacturing line.
May 13, 2013

LMI introduced the manufacturer to Cyth Systems, a leading integration and engineering firm headquartered in Southern California with pioneering success in designing and building automated test systems, machine vision systems, and embedded control systems.


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LMI Technologies Acquires 3D3 Solutions

Expansion into 3D printing,3D visualization and mesh processing algorithms and FlexScan3D PC software platform
May 10, 2013
LMI Technologies Inc. has acquired 100 percent of the shares of 3D3 Solutions.
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Barcoding Inc. Acquires Miles Technologies Inc.

Growing systems integrator merges with barcode and RFID equipment technology provider
May 10, 2013
Barcoding Inc. announced it has acquired Miles Technologies Inc., in order to increase its presence in the central region of the United States and expand its radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities.
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Vision & Sensors - V&S 101

Imaging Lens

Consider these key specifications when specifying a lens for an imaging system.
May 8, 2013

Specifying a lens for an imaging system can seem like a complex task, so the key is breaking the selection down into manageable pieces.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Encoder Input Improves Part Inspection

Adding an encoder to provide a distance-based input trigger can eliminate automated inspection errors.
May 8, 2013

Over the years, manufacturers of all types of products have deployed literally thousands of machine vision systems for applications such as assembly verification, gaging and motion guidance.


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Vision & Sensors - 3-D Imaging

Optically Enhancing Images

From Basic to 3-D: Inspection and control using optical spatial filtering and diffraction.
May 7, 2013

Image processing is usually done in order to extract information of interest from a busy image or to enhance the image.


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LMI Technologies has New Distribution Partners in India, Slovakia, and South Korea

April 26, 2013
LMI Technologies has added three new partners to its growing global network of Gocator 3D Smart Sensor distributors. Qualitas Technologies, KVANT s.r.o., and Teknix are now online as points of contact for manufacturers looking for complete, easy-to-use inline inspection, measurement, and control solutions in India, Slovakia and South Korea, respectively
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Amber Czajkowski, Edmund Optics Engineer, Selected for Inclusion in the SPIE 2013 Women in Optics Planner

April 19, 2013
Edmunds Optics (EO) announces Amber Czajkowski, Thin-Film Engineer, will be featured in the SPIE 2013 Women in Optics Planner.
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