Articles by Nicholas James

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.
The choice of illumination can often mean the difference between success and failure of an imaging system.


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Vision & Sensors - Lenses

Imaging Lenses Explained

Understand what you can expect to achieve from your imaging lens.
Last time we discussed resolution, working distance, depth of field and field of view, and this time we will be diving into distortion, relative illumination and telecentricity.
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Vision & Sensors - V&S 101

Imaging Lens

Consider these key specifications when specifying a lens for an imaging system.

Specifying a lens for an imaging system can seem like a complex task, so the key is breaking the selection down into manageable pieces.


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Flexible Imaging Lens Designs

Clever features and proprietary techniques can transform a single-use design into a multipurpose solution.
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Sensor Standards Require Superior Optics

Higher precision optics are increasingly important with today’s standards.
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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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