Vision & Sensors

Pro Imaging Golf Championship

March 5, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Enjoy fun and sun at the industry's best networking and social event. This year's event provides a exceptional opportunity to include your spouse or significant other. 


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Growth for North American Machine Vision Market

March 3, 2014

Total sales of machine vision components and systems grew over nine percent in 2013. According to AIA, this more than doubles the initially forecasted growth according to new statistics issued by the Automated Imaging Association, AIA, the industry’s trade group.


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Lighting

How to Select Lighting for Product Inspection and Control

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STEPS TO MATCH THE DESIGN TO THE REQUIREMENTS
March 3, 2014

To improve the reliability and sensitivity of an optical inspection system, the optical design of the sub-systems and components should be well-matched to both the inspection requirements and the optical properties of the product of interest.


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Standards

USB3 Vision: SuperSpeed for Machine Vision

IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT USB3 VISION AND GIGEVISION WILL EMERGE AS THE FRONTRUNNERS FOR CAMERA SELECTION IN GENERAL PURPOSE INDUSTRIAL IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION.
March 3, 2014

A little more than one year has passed since the debut of the USB3 Vision™ standard (hosted by the Automated Imaging Association) for interfacing machine vision cameras via USB 3.0/3.1 computer ports (also known as “Superspeed USB” and USB3).


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Standards

USB 3.0 Empowers Embedded Vision

March 3, 2014

Cameras are everywhere. The need for increased automation, higher quality manufacturing, and smarter machines has fueled the growth of vision being embedded into machines, robots and other systems that can use visual data to gain a more complete understanding of the environment around them.


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Imaging

3-D Imaging: A Practical Overview for Machine Vision

COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL 2-D, MACHINE VISION 3-D IMAGING IS MORE LIMITED IN SOME AREAS AND MORE CAPABLE IN OTHERS
March 3, 2014

Three-dimensional imaging technology has been rapidly evolving as has its use in machine vision.


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Case Study

Vision Systems Inspect Insulin Pumps

COGNEX SYSTEM HELPS FLEXTRONICS INCREASE YIELD TO 95%.
March 3, 2014

In the past, a top-selling insulin pump was inspected by 20 to 25 quality control inspectors using microscopes.


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Machine Vision 101

CCD & CMOS Cameras 101

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS IN CCD AND CMOS TECHNOLOGY
March 3, 2014

Vision & Sensors spoke with Point Grey’s Michael Gibbons, director of sales and marketing, to ask him a few questions about trends in CCD and CMOS technology, the rising popularity of CMOS, and where customers are demanding CCD and CMOS in their applications.


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2014 A3 Business Forum Draws Record Number of Attendees

February 24, 2014
Some 450 automation industry leaders from around the world descended on the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort for the annual Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Business Forum.
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AIA 2014 Board of Directors Election Results

February 7, 2014
The 2014 AIA Board of Directors election results were announced. Steve Mott, vice President of Components Express, Inc. was named the new Chairperson.
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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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