Vision & Sensors

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Who Needs Frame Grabbers, Anyway?

Originally developed to acquire raw images from analog machine vision cameras, frame grabbers were once expected to be replaced by direct-to-PC technologies. Experience has, however, been otherwise.

Frame grabbers were developed in the early days of machine vision to provide a connection from analog cameras providing NTSC and PAL output signals to minicomputers requiring digital signals placed directly on data buses for digital memory storage.


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A Vision for Quality

Visual inspection tops list of key quality control procedures for Illinois-based Mennie Machine Co.

Recently, on tour of the facility with Kyle Goetsch, Mennie’s quality manager, he explained how Mennie Machine has survived, and thrived.


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New USB3 Vision Standard Available for Download

Vision component manufacturers have embraced the standard and are expected to widely adopt it.


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Automate 2013 Reaches a Record Number of Attendees

The trade show exceeded expectations.
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VISION 2013 Cancelled, Show Moves to a Biennial Cycle

With a broad vote in favor of the new cycle, VISION 2013 will be cancelled and replaced by VISION 2014.


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Point Grey Congratulates AIA on Release of New USB3 Vision Standard

The USB3 Vision specification is the result of many months of collaboration between some of the machine vision industry's leading technology companies. 


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A3 Continues to Grow with the Addition of Four Employees

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced today that four employees have recently joined the organization. 


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Premium Testing for Premium Automobiles

A high-performance imaging system with 26 digital cameras puts an SUV instrument-panel-carrier to the ultimate test.


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Vision System Helps Speed Production, Maximize Efficiency at Pleasant River Lumber

The market for lumber is in a constant state of flux based on factors like the time of year and current customer demand, and mills such as Pleasant River Lumber need to be highly efficient to stay competitive.


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3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic

The acquisition is expected to enhance 3-D authoring platform, creates value and deliver a better, more affordable customer experience. 


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