Vision & Sensors

When to Consider Inline Illumination

It is critical to consider characteristics of the object you’re imaging and the information you need to extract from the image.
January 3, 2014
The choice of illumination can often mean the difference between success and failure of an imaging system.


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Connectors and Cables Revisited

When a standard cable won’t work, consider these options.
January 3, 2014
In the January 2012 issue I wrote an article called “Connectors and Cables 101,” providing a general overview of standard machine vision cabling and connectors.


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Fundamentals of 3-D Machine Vision

Machine vision capability is expanding rapidly beyond 2-D images.
January 3, 2014
Learn the basics of 3-D machine vision for industrial automation and how to successfully specify and implement this technology.


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Europe Aims to Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings With Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency” (ESEE) Research Project

December 11, 2013
26 partners from five European countries will conduct research on environmental sensors and sensor networks for energy efficient solutions for the next three years.
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Sensors Help Find Parking Spots for Boston Drivers

December 11, 2013
Starting in early December, Boston drivers will be able to sense a vacant parking space.
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Global Surface Vision and Inspection Market Expected to Reach USD 30.2 Billion by 2019

December 10, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surface Vision and Inspection Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global market is expected to reach a value of USD 2.31 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2013 to 2019.
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Detecting Cracks and Scratches

Machine vision aids in resolving surface flaws.
December 10, 2013

Detecting product surface flaws—such as discolorations, burns, cracks, and scratches—is a difficult task for human or machine vision.


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Strobe: A New Era for LEDs and Machine Vision Lighting

Multi-die LED arrays lead to a new era of strobe lights.
December 10, 2013

Multi-die LED arrays are changing LED strobe lights. A multi-die array LED product can contain 50 to 100 LEDs on a single housing.


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A New Vision for Vision Guided Robotics

Growing acceptance changes manufacturing processes.
December 10, 2013

Robots have been a force in the increase in flexible automation for many years, but until recently robot vision was limited.


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Turnkey Machine Vision Systems

Today’s tools can make even the most difficult vision inspections plausible
December 10, 2013

Today’s integrated machine vision systems can range from a very simple single camera to an array of multiple cameras at one operational cell inspecting hundreds of features on a single part.


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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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