Factory automation without machine vision: unthinkable!

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Automation without machine vision: unthinkable!

Superior automated manufacturing anticipates and oversees every detail. Defective products are sorted out early. Imaging allows robots to select and assemble components without errors and increase company earnings.

Without modern automation technology the economic production of all manner of goods would simply be impossible. For years, imaging and machine vision has been playing a more and more important role: this technology turns "blind" machines and equipment into "seeing" ones and enables applications to be realised which would be impossible to convert to other sensor technologies, or only at great expenditure.

Modern production systems utilise the performance capabilities of automation components such as robots, memory-programmable controls (SPS), sensory technology, handling technology, drive technology and many other elements for safe, high-quality, fault-free and economical production. Image processing, often also referred to as machine vision, has become established in many industry sectors as a high-performance and economical method for automated visual quality control. Even at high speeds and with stringent requirements for accuracy it allows one hundred per cent inspection of the manufactured products and is thus an ideal tool to strengthen the competitiveness of companies.

An important aspect in terms of economics is that products can be inspected optically prior to being finished. These inspections at an early stage in the production process allow timely detection of faults and rejection of faulty parts before they pass through the entire manufacturing process. This avoids unnecessary costs and increases economic efficiency.

The performance levels of imaging components such as cameras, imaging capturing hardware, image processing software and the most commonly used PC systems are increasing continuously. This is why machine vision is permanently attracting new applications in more and more industry sectors and contributing to efficient manufacturing in a major way. Image processing is an integral element of today's automation systems and equipment, one that cannot be done without any more.

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New high performance 4-channel compact GigE Vision system from Adlink

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The new EOS-1300 from Adlink is a high performance, compact embedded vision system designed for demanding machine vision and automation applications requiring multiple cameras, high computing power and time deterministic solutions. The EOS-1300 features 6th Generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors, four Gigabit Power over Ethernet ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and FPGA-implemented digital I/O functions, all in a very small footprint.

2 and 5 Mpixel ON Semiconductor CMOS sensors added to Genie Nano industrial camera range

26/04/2016

Six new models featuring 2 and 5 megapixel resolution ON Semiconductor Python CMOS sensors have been added to the Genie Nano range of GigE Vision industrial cameras from Teledyne DALSA. Using burst acquisition and patent pending TurboDrive technology, these cameras can operate at much higher frame rates with faster data transmission than normally possible using GigE Vision. This means they can be used in faster applications.

New 16k high dynamic range line scan camera

21/04/2016

Two new 16k models have been added to the Piranha XL CMOS TDI series of high speed line scan cameras from Teledyne DALSA. These new XDR models are optimized to provide extended dynamic range, better signal-to-noise ratio and improved overall performance in a wide range of lighting conditions.

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Vision-based inspection of sheet metal parts by comparing CAD data

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Eight Teledyne DALSA Spyder3 line scan cameras form the core of an inspection system developed by the Bavaria-based Sturm-Gruppe. The system checks sheet metal parts...

3D Imaging for a Safe Belt - Sorting plastic parts

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Vision software for track and trace applications

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