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Vision/tracking/traceability

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Achieving measurements to submicron level accuracies

(09/04/2019)
The EyeVision software by EVT now supports the FocalSpec 3D Line Confocal Scanner UULA, an automated optical 3D imaging and metrology system for submicron level accurate measurements on any material. 
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Pushing the boundaries of 3D vision inspection

(29/01/2019)
Ranger3 is high-definition 3D streaming camera is the first camera to be powered by SICK’s Imager with ROCC (Rapid On-Chip Calculation technology) which is capable of capturing 7000 profiles per second at full sensor acquisition.
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RFID antennas over IO-Link

(29/01/2019)
The onward march of IO-Link seems unstoppable and for good reason, with advantages such as much more data and diagnostics for minimal extra cost. Ifm electronic has one of the largest offerings of IO-Link sensors on the market and an established range of RFID systems which combine the technologies.


Archive

  1. 22/01/2019 Pushing the boundaries of 3D vision inspection

    Ranger3 is high-definition 3D streaming camera is the first camera to be powered by SICK’s Imager with ROCC (Rapid On-Chip Calculation technology) which is capable of capturing 7000 profiles per second at full sensor acquisition.

  2. 14/01/2019 RFID antennas over IO-Link

    The latest RFID antenna range from ifm electronic is suited to a range of applications thanks to flexible parameter settings, improved diagnostics and simple implementation.

  3. 05/12/2018 Optimum lighting for machine vision solutions

    B&R has introduced a lighting solution for its machine vision solution. Incorporating flexible light bars and backlights, it has been developed to help ensure optimum results even in difficult lighting situations. Lighting control is synchronised with the automation system in the sub-µs range.

  4. 07/10/2018 AI technology added to HALCON machine vision software

    MVTec Software GmbH is set to release the new version 18.11 of its standard software HALCON.

  5. 27/08/2018 App-based vision camera

    Thanks to its open architecture, a single IDS NXT App-based camera can solve a wide variety of image processing tasks. Users can even develop their own vision apps.

  6. 30/07/2018 3D vision can identify lifted leads in PCB assembly

    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.

  7. 09/07/2018 Image sensor features smallest global shutter pixel

    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.

  8. 29/06/2018 3-CMOS colour camera range extended

    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.

  9. 29/05/2018 Image processing software offers direct support for Universal Robots

    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.

  10. 02/04/2018 Sony launches its first USB3 industrial vision module

    Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions has launched its first industrial vision module to use the USB3.0 transmission standard.

  11. 25/03/2018 Connecting RFID to the cloud

    With the launch of new firmware release V3, the Simatic RF600 RFID system now supports OPC UA

  12. 11/02/2018 Frame grabber-less line scan cameras

    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.

  13. 28/01/2018 Dual LAN gateway solution for machine vision and IIoT applications

    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.

  14. 15/10/2017 3D distance detection with wide angle of view

    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.

  15. 24/09/2017 Smallest ever smart camera for quality inspection and robot guidance

    EVT has introduced the EyeCheck ZQ smart camera, which is said to be the smallest intelligent camera on the market today.

  16. 23/08/2017 Industrial camera captures 3D images in an instant

    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.

  17. 17/07/2017 Enabling quick and easy evaluation and setup of GigE vision cameras

    Vision Suite 1.0 from IDS is said to provide full software support for evaluating and setting up GigE Vision cameras quickly and easily.

  18. 10/04/2017 Explosion-protected camera systems for hazardous areas

    R. STAHL has extended its range of explosion-protected camera systems for use in hazardous gas and dust environments.

  19. 28/03/2017 Four-channel compact GigE Vision system

    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.

  20. 21/03/2017 IP-rated housing makes industrial cameras more versatile

    Industrial cameras need to be able to work in a number of different environments and some applications require special protection classes for the cameras.