It is crucial to hit the right color tone in the production process and to produce it homogeneously across numerous batches. Color not only leaves an impression of quality, but can also be used as an indirect variable to control the process.
In addition to measuring the distance between a sensor and its target to determine object positions and displacements, confocal chromatic sensors are capable of measuring the thickness of transparent materials.
Imaging sensors in the machine vision space have traditionally fit into cameras utilizing only a couple of different camera mounts. However, newer sensors are beginning to grow far too large. Lens and camera manufacturers need to collaborate to develop new mounting standards for the new, large sensor formats.
The use of machine vision in industrial automation applications continues to increase as companies look for gains in productivity, efficiency and safety. Market forecasters estimate that the total market for machine vision will reach more than $18 billion by 2025, up from about $10 billion today.
Many of today’s industrial software applications are designed to run natively on the Windows platform. Accessing and controlling external hardware devices with a Windows application is usually achieved by using a driver provided by the hardware supplier and activating hardware functions using an SDK.
Measurement is vital to any manufacturing business, providing essential information to control processes and verify products. But older co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can become bottlenecks if they fail to keep pace with changing measurement needs.
State-of-the-Art Facility Offers Interactive Customer Experiences in a Real-World Industrial Environment
September 9, 2013
GE announced the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art customer application center (CAC) in Moscow. At an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony, customers toured the facility and experienced the complete GE Measurement & Control product portfolio installed in a real-world industrial environment to simulate the most demanding applications across the oil, gas and power generation industries.