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Image Analysis for Machine Vision

IT IS THE PART OF MACHINE VISION WHERE THE BULK OF THE ACTUAL “WORK” TAKES PLACE.
By David Dechow
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What is image analysis? The term is widely used over a variety of technology disciplines, and has varying meanings.


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The Dawn of the Smart Factory

INDUSTRIAL SMART CAMERAS ADVANCE AS EMBEDDED VISION SYSTEMS WITH NEW GENERATION PROCESSORS ARE INTRODUCED.
By Neil Chen
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Automatic inspection by machine vision is leading to the dawn of the “smart factory,” eliminating errors resulting from human manual operations, improving quality consistency, increasing productivity, reducing production costs, and enhancing customer satisfaction.


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Video Interfaces Provide a Clear View Forward

ALTHOUGH THE VIDEO INTERFACE IS A SMALL PART OF THE OVERALL VISION SYSTEM, IT HAS A LARGE IMPACT ON THE USABILITY, COST AND SCALABILITY OF THE FINAL PRODUCT.
By Kimm Krueger
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Choosing the right video interface may mean the difference between success and failure for vision system designers.


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ISVI Partners with Virtech Labs

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ISVI Corp. announces distribution partnership with Virtech Labs for the Hungarian machine vision market.


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Smart Cameras

Smart Cameras: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

What to look for in a smart camera today and what to expect in the future.
By Ben Dawson
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Smart, small and flexible—smart cameras combine a standard machine vision camera, programmable processing, communications and sometimes lighting, in a small enclosure.


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Imaging

3-D Imaging: A Practical Overview for Machine Vision

COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL 2-D, MACHINE VISION 3-D IMAGING IS MORE LIMITED IN SOME AREAS AND MORE CAPABLE IN OTHERS
By Kim Jackson and Fred Turek
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Three-dimensional imaging technology has been rapidly evolving as has its use in machine vision.


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Measurement

Measuring Thickness

It can be a bit more complicated than you’d expect.
By Ben Dawson
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Thickness is a measure of coatings or films, such as the thickness of paint on metal, or the distance between the closest opposing surfaces of an object.


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Vision & Sensors - Lenses

Imaging Lenses Explained

Understand what you can expect to achieve from your imaging lens.
By Nicholas James
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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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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
By Steve Zhu
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In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Vision & Sensors - USB 3.0

The Interface of Steel

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “Superspeed”
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USB 3.0 technology, which represents the second significant revision of the Universal Serial Bus standard for computer connectivity, is 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 iteration.


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