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Vision/tracking/traceability

Thermal imaging and dimensional measurement of microelectronics (09/12/2014)
Article image Chris Jones, managing director at Micro-Epsilon UK, discusses how the latest thermal imaging cameras and confocal displacement sensors are helping with the inspection of a variety of electronic devices, circuit boards and MEMS.
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High-speed vision system inspects high technology web (30/09/2014)
Article image Optimal Industrial Automation has designed, developed and installed a bespoke high-speed vision inspection system for a manufacturer of high technology web that is fabricated for use in green energy projects.
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Automated grading of bacon using vision technology (22/11/2012)
STEMMER IMAGING has been working with Marel to integrate a vision-based grading option into the company’s IBS 2000 bacon slicers. Marel is a pioneer in the application of advanced computer and vision technology to look at and measure a cross section of product, such as bacon, prior to slicing.
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Entering an era of genuine object identification 14/11/2012
HALCON 11, the latest version of MVTec’s image processing library, includes a feature considered to be unique to vision technology which enables an object to be identified by its feature set alone. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

3D imaging developments 01/05/2012
There can be no doubt that the use of 3D imaging for volumetric comparisons, volume measurements and bin picking of random parts is now a very real and growing part of the industrial vision market. Suzanne Gill reports on the developments in 3D imaging and asks whether the technology can offer real benefits. Full Story...

Enhanced Camera Link and GigE Vision-compliant dual line scan cameras 28/11/2011
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, has optimised the performance and improved functionality of its Spyder3 Camera Link and GigE Vision-compliant dual line scan cameras. Full Story...

Complex image sensing made simple 01/11/2011
Banner has recently added to its existing iVu range of machine vision sensors with the introduction of the iVu Plus TG and iVu Plus BCR (Bar Code Reader). CEE was invited to a demonstration to show how simple these sensors are to programme and use. Full Story...

FPGA-powered frame grabber and motion drive help create custom solutions 24/10/2011
National Instruments has introduced two new additions to its NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) technology, including a reconfigurable Camera Link frame grabber for embedded vision applications and a motion module for use with the NI CompactRIO platform. Full Story...

Technology transfer - seeing the light 24/10/2011
CEE looks at a quality-control technology which is being transferred from its traditional applications in pulp and paper to the metal industry. Full Story...

Vision in the production process 18/10/2011
Dr John Haddon, of the UK Industrial Vision Association, discusses the benefits that industrial vision system can offer at all stages of the production process Full Story...

An application-ready imaging solution 10/10/2011
Günther Dumsky, director of Systems and Boards at Kontron discusses the reasons for, and results of, a cooperation agreement between Kontron and Stemmer Imaging to produce application-ready, configured and tested imaging servers. Full Story...

Laser measurement for quality control 30/08/2011
Dr Jie Lin describes the developing trends in laser measurement technology and looks at a range of diverse applications for quality control in manufacturing processes which have benefitted from the use of this technology. Full Story...

A promising outlook for vision 09/08/2011
John Haddon, technical consultant for UK Industrial Vision Association, is excited about the future potential for vision technology – fuelled by the need for automated technology to make efficiency savings while ensuring better quality control and product consistency. Full Story...

Visualising solutions 03/05/2011
CEE looks at vision solutions that are helping to increase product quality and consistency. Full Story...

New technical consultant For UKIVA 03/05/2011
Dr. John Haddon has been appointed as technical consultant for the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA), following the retirement of long-term UKIVA director and more recently consultant, Don Braggins. Full Story...

Vision standard clearly supports 10 GigE 19/04/2011
Suzanne Gill reports on some of the main features expected from the next version of the GigE Vision standard, which will be introduced later this year. Full Story...

Radiometric safety monitoring offers visible benefits 22/02/2011
In addition to their temperature measuring duties, thermal imaging cameras can also offer cost-efficient monitoring and control capabilities, and are being used increasingly in safety monitoring applications Full Story...

Zigbee OPC Ethernet gateway improves logistics and tracking 11/10/2010
Having successfully supplied a ZigBee-based system to enable a UK motor vehicle manufacturer to ensure that all components for car production arrive JIT on the assembly line, IDC has now also supplied a similar system to the French division of the same manufacturer. Full Story...

Integrating Vision and Robotics 23/07/2010
On this Italian production line for cosmetic powder cases, the challenge was to program two robots to pick up face powder brushes from random piles and then accurately place them in an eight-slot shuttle. The robots work side by side, each with its own image acquisition system, and each picking up four brushes. Full Story...