Vision & Sensors

Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Counts

Using algorithms to extract quantitative information from an image.

Counting objects in an image seems like an easy task, which can be automated through machine vision and image analysis, but it becomes difficult when objects touch, move randomly, or are hard to distinguish from their background.


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Vision & Sensors - Case Study

Integrating A 3-D Inspection System

A major manufacturer of building materials wanted to add 100% inline dimensional inspection to its manufacturing line.

LMI introduced the manufacturer to Cyth Systems, a leading integration and engineering firm headquartered in Southern California with pioneering success in designing and building automated test systems, machine vision systems, and embedded control systems.


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Barcoding Inc. Acquires Miles Technologies Inc.

Growing systems integrator merges with barcode and RFID equipment technology provider
Barcoding Inc. announced it has acquired Miles Technologies Inc., in order to increase its presence in the central region of the United States and expand its radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities.
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Vision & Sensors - V&S 101

Imaging Lens

Consider these key specifications when specifying a lens for an imaging system.

Specifying a lens for an imaging system can seem like a complex task, so the key is breaking the selection down into manageable pieces.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Encoder Input Improves Part Inspection

Adding an encoder to provide a distance-based input trigger can eliminate automated inspection errors.

Over the years, manufacturers of all types of products have deployed literally thousands of machine vision systems for applications such as assembly verification, gaging and motion guidance.


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Vision & Sensors - 3-D Imaging

Optically Enhancing Images

From Basic to 3-D: Inspection and control using optical spatial filtering and diffraction.

Image processing is usually done in order to extract information of interest from a busy image or to enhance the image.


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Technological Improvements will Further Enhance Market Penetration of Machine Vision Solutions

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenue of $4.50 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $6.75 billion in 2016.

Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines.


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