Vision & Sensors

Synchronize Your Machine Vision

August 24, 2007
Too often in the process of selecting machine vision components, decisions on how all the vision components are to be synchronized are left until the end. Many times this can lead to long and costly system integration time, so it is important to look at the synchronization issues before selecting the system components.
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Machine Vision Lighting Demystified

May 1, 2007
The task of illuminating parts for a successful machine vision application has been called by some a science and by others an art. But nearly everyone agrees that correct lighting has a huge impact on the success of any machine vision project.
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From the editor: A Strange New Thing

May 1, 2007
“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they hope it can be done, then they see it can be done-then it is done and the whole world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”
- frances hodgson burnett, the secret garden.
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Profile: Emerging Trends in Machine Vision

May 1, 2007
Machine vision operators have an ongoing quest for solutions that are faster, cheaper, more accurate and more robust. Source: Dalsa
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Integrated Vision

May 1, 2007
Vision system integration has come a long way. With increased processing power, more powerful algorithms, and lighting and optics designed for more demanding requirements, more applications can be solved today than ever before.
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Cameras Get Smart

May 1, 2007
The term smart camera has been somewhat of a misnomer. It is true that it is a camera, but it has not necessarily been smart. But that is changing as the cameras of the past, which could only work at less than optimal feed speeds and do less than complete image analysis, have evolved into a powerful quality assurance tool.
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Case study: High-Speed Bottle Inspection

May 1, 2007
German beverage industry specialist BBull (Königsbach-Stein, Germany) faced a challenge to inspect tens of thousands of containers an hour. BBull’s high-speed machine vision system Stratec BV 3000W effects an all-around control of labels, tins and bottles.
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Color vision sensor

May 1, 2007
The DVT 535C entry-level color vision sensor is not limited to a single machine vision function such as color sorting, but can handle a much broader range of applications with a compete set of color tools for sorting, color match and defect detection.
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IR-Sensitive camera

May 1, 2007
When used with an IR LED illuminator, the CS8620Hi near-IR RS-170 analog camera can achieve detailed surface inspection of superficial irregularities, blemishes or defects not easily observed in the visible spectrum.
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Multi-line lasers

May 1, 2007
Lasiris laser line generators are able to project from three to 99 parallel lines with a high degree of uniformity across the lines. Multiline patterns are compatible with all Lasiris lasers that emit from 375 to 1,550 nanometers.
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