Vision & Sensors

Remote-Head Camera

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Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) announces the release of the second in a series of HD remote-head cameras.


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USB3 Vision Interface

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As of now, the new universal interface to MVTec’s standard machine vision software, HALCON, is available for image acquisition with all USB3 Vision compliant cameras.


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Alignment System

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Brunson Instrument Company announced the release of their next-gen AlignCam system for Brunson’s current line of alignment telescopes, levels and transits.


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Use Optical Filtering to Improve Machine Vision Repeatability

Optical filters have been used to help solve difficult machine vision challenges
By Jason Dougherty and John Lewis
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Although optical filters are often viewed as an afterthought in machine vision applications, their ability to optimize lighting and the entire vision system makes them so valuable that they should be considered from the initial planning stages of most applications.


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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.
By Nicholas James
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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.
By Ron Folkeringa
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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.
By David Dechow
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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

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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

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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

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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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