Vision & Sensors

Cooperative Agreement Yields Big Results for Molded Aspheres

Barrington, NJ, March 6, 2008 -- Edmund Optics (EO), a manufacturer of precision optical components, has forged a cooperative agreement with Clemson University and Benét Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal
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Allied Vision Technologies Celebrates its 100th Employee

On March 1, 2008, Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) reached another milestone in its corporate development. The young high-tech company welcomed its 100th employee. Jan Kuczora (29) is the new production
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Frame GrabberThe PIXCI EC1 ExpressCard/54 is a frame grabber for camera link cameras and notebook computers. The frame grabber supports almost all full, medium and base configuration camera link cameras
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Application Answers

“I am looking for a camera that rejects parts with incorrect drill-holes.”
Every day, machine vision providers receive such inquiries. Often, prospective customers are surprised at the answer: “Sorry, but cameras can’t do that.”
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Six Steps to Sensor Success

How fast is fast? What does it mean to have a fast laser sensor? Either it measures, or it doesn’t, right? It depends what is meant by measure. Is the operator looking to measure a specific point on the part, high point, low point or get an average?
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Digital or Analog?

In designing an industrial machine vision system, one of the most important decisions is whether to use a digital or analog camera. Each has advantages and limitations. But in the final analysis, the choice will be based on cost and certain key operating factors. When these factors are considered, one technology or the other will emerge as the clear favorite.
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Perfecting Gap Dimensions in Auto Assembly

German automobiles stand worldwide for high quality down to the smallest detail. “There is no second chance for a first impression” is the motto of German engineers and designers. And in fact, perceived quality is a big factor in the decision to purchase a vehicle. The precise fit of body parts, such as doors, with the smallest and most uniform gaps possible, plays a decisive role. That makes the requirements of automotive manufacturers’ production processes all the higher.
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Vision & Sensors Q&A

The rapid expansion of the machine vision industry has caused a dizzying array of vendors to bring new products to the marketplace. With so many options, it may be difficult
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Machine Vision 101: Imaging Small Objects

A judicious lens and camera selection will overcome the challenges that small objects pose.
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From the editor: Vision for 2008

For those of you who were lucky enough to be in Florida this January, you may already be aware of this. For those of you who are not AIA members, or who spent the majority of winter under a foot of snow, I have some news to share.
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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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