Vision & Sensors

Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
By Steve Zhu
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In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Photoeyes

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Keyence introduces the PR-G Series, a new approach to self-contained photoeyes.


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Frame Grabber

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Teledyne DALSA unveiled the Xtium-CL PX4, the first member of a new series of frame grabbers.


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Vision System

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Cognex® Corporation announced that it has released two new products, the Advantage™ 100 vision system and the AE2 Advantage engine designed for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) devices and equipment.


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Camera

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Point Grey announced new model additions to the Blackfly family of ultra-compact PoE GigE Vision cameras.


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Photoelectric Sensors

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Omron Automation and Safety has developed a new generation of M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors that combine simple selection and installation with reliability, versatility, rugged construction and value for money.


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Frame Light Grid

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SICK announced the launch of the Frame Light Grids (FLG) for detecting and counting parts as small as 4 mm in size.


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Vision & Sensors - Standards

The Business Benefits of Machine Vision Standards

Meet the Future Standards Forum (FSF) of the machine vision industry.
By George Chamberlain
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Standardization is incredibly important to any industry, and none more so than the relatively complex and globally distributed machine vision industry.


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Vision & Sensors - Vision Technology

Code Quality

In-line vision-based technology reduces downtime.
By Jim Anderson
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Do you verify your linear bar codes? Let’s face it, most people don’t.


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Vision & Sensors - Cameras

Multiscan and CCD

Camera functionality continues to advance.
By Jim Anderson
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The growing push for more functional cameras and systems that are compact have made the use of cameras that have multi-scan functionality more and more interesting.


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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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