Welcome back to Vision & Sensors, and happy New Year! I hope Santa was good to you, and that your holiday season created more treasured family memories than havoc. The economy may seem to be full of surprises, but at least the start of 2010 looks to be more promising than the start of 2009.
Whether transporting parts or people, linear motor technology provides many benefits. The technology has been used on both high-speed trains and high-speed measuring machines to provide speed and accuracy without generating unwanted heat or friction.
BOA, the new optical inspection system from Dalsa, aims to make inspection easy, yet cost-effective. The system differentiates itself in the market by offering customers an all-in-one vision system without the price tag that would typically come with such a system.
In my family’s big trip to Europe, we started in the Czech Republic, and then, at the travel agent’s suggestion, continued on to Italy and France. Germany was briefly on the schedule, but the allure of Paris won out.