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Vision/tracking/traceability

3D vision can identify lifted leads in PCB assembly (30/07/2018)
Article image The printed circuit board assembly process and soldering of electronic components will inevitably result in production errors, even as an automated process. 3D machine vision can be a useful tool to detect any defects.
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Image sensor features smallest global shutter pixel (09/07/2018)
Article image Teledyne e2v has introduced the newest member of its Emerald CMOS image sensor family –Emerald 67 megapixel. The new sensor features a high resolution with what is believed to be the smallest available global shutter pixel – 2.5µm – enabling more objects to be captured in a single high-resolution shot.
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3-CMOS colour camera range extended (29/06/2018)
Article image Stemmer has announced availability of an expanded range of JAIApex Series of 3-CMOS prism-based colour area scan cameras. The range now features 3.2 Mpixel and 1.6 Mpixel versions, with PMCL, USB3 Vision, and GigE Vision interfaces available in each resolution.
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Image processing software offers direct support for Universal Robots 29/05/2018
The EyeVision image processing software contains a new command, which allows for communication with and control of a Universal Robot. This means that elaborate programming is now obsolete and just one command is enough to send the necessary tasks to the robot. Full Story...

Sony launches its first USB3 industrial vision module 02/04/2018
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions has launched its first industrial vision module to use the USB3.0 transmission standard. Full Story...

Connecting RFID to the cloud 25/03/2018
With the launch of new firmware release V3, the Simatic RF600 RFID system now supports OPC UA Full Story...

Frame grabber-less line scan cameras 11/02/2018
Teledyne e2v’s UNiiQA+ and ELiiXA+ colour line scan cameras are now available with an NBASE-T Ethernet frame grabber-less interface which provides a more cost effective solution to transmit uncompressed, high bandwidth images from the cameras into systems at the highest possible speeds. Full Story...

Dual LAN gateway solution for machine vision and IIoT applications 28/01/2018
RDS is launching the PICO-KBU4, a palm-sized PC that supports machine vision and other IIoT applications requiring a compact Intel Core i3, i5, i7 solution. Full Story...

3D distance detection with wide angle of view 15/10/2017
Panasonic Industry Europe has developed a 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensing solution that measures distance between equipment and an object from the round-trip travelling time of the pulse laser that is projected to the object. Full Story...

Smallest ever smart camera for quality inspection and robot guidance 24/09/2017
EVT has introduced the EyeCheck ZQ smart camera, which is said to be the smallest intelligent camera on the market today. Full Story...

Industrial camera captures 3D images in an instant 23/08/2017
SICK has launched the Visionary-T industrial imaging camera to capture high-resolution 3D data with a single ‘snapshot’, whether the object is stationary or moving. Full Story...

Enabling quick and easy evaluation and setup of GigE vision cameras 17/07/2017
Vision Suite 1.0 from IDS is said to provide full software support for evaluating and setting up GigE Vision cameras quickly and easily. Full Story...

Explosion-protected camera systems for hazardous areas 10/04/2017
R. STAHL has extended its range of explosion-protected camera systems for use in hazardous gas and dust environments. Full Story...

Four-channel compact GigE Vision system 28/03/2017
The new EOS-1300 from ADLINK is a compact embedded vision system designed for use in demanding machine vision and automation applications requiring multiple cameras, high computing power and time deterministic solutions. Full Story...

IP-rated housing makes industrial cameras more versatile 21/03/2017
Industrial cameras need to be able to work in a number of different environments and some applications require special protection classes for the cameras.  Full Story...

Barcode readers for proof of origin in the food industry 06/03/2017
Barcode readers are increasingly being used for the automated identification, tracking and tracing of products in this industry sector. Cognex has helped implement an efficient track and trace solution at one food producers site with its DataMan 302 barcode reader, allowing pickled gherkins to be traced all the way back to the respective grower. Full Story...

GigE industrial cameras cope with harsh environments 21/02/2017
The GigE uEye FA camera series from Imaging Development Systems (IDS) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments. The camera housing, lens barrels and connectors meet IP65/67 requirements, and protect the camera system from dirt, dust, water splashes or cleaning agents as well as any accidental shifting of the optics.  Full Story...

World’s first multi smart camera vision system 15/11/2016
Cognex Corporation has introduced the In-Sight VC200 series, a family of multi smart camera vision systems.  Full Story...

Vision solution meets new counterfeiting directive requriements 25/09/2016
A Bosch serialsation solution utilises a high-speed ID reader from Cognex to meet the new counterfeit-proof medicines requirements.  Full Story...

Flexible object recognition on a conveyor 21/09/2016
EVT EyeVision Technology has introduced EyeSense Presence which is said to be able to recognise objects in any position, without teaching. Full Story...

Processing software acts as the robots eyes 14/09/2016
Robots are regularly used for applications such as packaging, soldering, adhesive bonding, coating, equipped with a variety of smart cameras. Due to advances in image processing technology, which is resulting in ever more powerful machine vision systems, application areas are increasing. Full Story...

Entry-level 3D profile sensor 13/09/2016
The new LMI Gocator 2100 series of self-contained 3D profile sensors has been introduced to replace Gocator 2000 models. The new sensor is said to offer improved VGA sensors with improvements in size, connectivity and with additional measurement tools. Full Story...

Intelligent lighting platform in action 05/09/2016
Gardasoft will be running a series of demonstrations at the forthcoming VISION Show, which takes place at Stuttgart Messe from 8 – 10 November which will aim to illustrate the range of capabilities offered by the Triniti intelligent lighting platform. These will include consistent/adaptive lighting control and multi-pulsing and safe overdriving of LED lighting.  Full Story...



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