Vision & Sensors

Patti Engineering Joins Matrox Imaging Authorized Integrator Program

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Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration announced it is a Matrox Imaging Authorized Integrator.
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Measurement

Color vs. Appearance

With the number of color measurement instruments on the market, how do you choose the most appropriate one? It helps to understand the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.
By Gordon Leggett
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When white light strikes a surface, two different light interactions occur. Gloss or shininess is a geometric attribute related to the scattering of light off the first surface of the material.


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Software & Analysis

Contact vs. Noncontact Measurement for Computer-Aided Inspection

Make the right choices to meet operational needs.
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The right choice of inspection hardware and software for Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) can reduce inspection times by up to 90% while improving repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) variances by up to 50%.


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From the Editor

Someone Else’s Shoes

Put them on and run toward quality
By Darryl Seland
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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.
By Ben Dawson
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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.
By Dr. Walt Pastorius and Kevin Ruckley
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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
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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
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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.
By Nicholas James
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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.
By Peter Kepf
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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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 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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