Vision & Sensors

Frame Light Grid

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.

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.

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.

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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Vision & Sensors - System Integrators

Machine Vision Integration: Behind the Camera

Consider these factors in the selection and implementation of digital cameras in machine vision applications.

The component choices available in the architecture and configuration of machine vision inspection solutions are more numerous than ever.


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Vision & Sensors - Inspection Software

Image Morphology

Using mathematics for modifying, classifying, and measuring object shapes in images.

Morphology in its broadest definition is the study of shapes, and can apply to studying the shapes of animals or other organisms in biology, artifacts in archaeology or galaxies in astronomy.


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Patti Engineering Joins Matrox Imaging Authorized Integrator Program

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.

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.

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

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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 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.
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