Vision & Sensors

Vision & Sensors - Inspection

Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision

The machine vision professional gains a new tool with SWIR.

Short wave infrared (SWIR) machine vision imaging is a key tool in manufacturing and industrial processes to measure, monitor, control or otherwise manage the reliable and quality-conforming production of goods that do not respond well to standard range machine vision cameras.


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Vision & Sensors - GigE

The GigE Option

GigE Vision multicasting provides powerful and unique machine vision capability—when used correctly.

Since its adoption in 2006, the GigE Vision standard has become a favorite of the machine vision industry, growing to more than 30% of units sold annually, according to data compiled by the Automated Imaging Association.


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Vision & Sensors - 101

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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Case Study

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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