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Balluff publishes Industrial Identification Catalog

Catalog contains RFID systems (Tool ID, LF, HF, and UHF), vision sensors, and supporting accessories and cables.

Process Sensors publishes Infrared Brochure

Brochure describes Portable and Process Thermal Imaging Cameras, IR pyrometers, Portable Single Point Non-Contact Thermometers, Two-Wire Loop Powered Pyrometers, and precision Blackbody Calibration Sources.

AIA USB3 Vision Standard Available for Download

This standard is based on USB 3.0 consumer hardware. Vision component manufacturers have embraced the standard and are expected to widely adopt it; many components are already selling today.

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Using Machine Vision to Monitor Product color

By Teledyne Dalsa
White paper discusses how human color perception is measured, how a machine vision system is calibrated to these measures of human perception, and the advantages of “comparative” color methods for monitoring product colors.

An Introduction to Color Machine Vision

By Teledyne Dalsa
Using proper lighting, part presentation, processing, and communications, a color machine vision system can take over human visual inspection of colored products. Subjective human color inspection can easily be automated.

Precision Measurements with Machine Vision

By Teledyne Dalsa
The precise and accurate measurement of part features such as edges requires collimated light, careful placement of the part, a telecentric lens, calibration and perhaps optical distortion correction, and computation by the vision system’s computer.

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Robotic Cake Decorator

Control Design
Concept Systems supplied a 3-D vision system retrofit for a pair of robotic cake decorating lines for a large unnamed bakery, replacing a 2-D camera system that only provided the center point of the cake.

Disc brake vision inspection system

Process and Control Today
Stemmer Imaging installed an industrial vision system to inspect disc brakes for Knorr-Bremse. Using line laser illumination, three cameras and intelligent imaging software, the system inspects the brake assemblies and checks the correct mounting by comparing the results to stored data.

Industrial Automation: Autonomous Robots Fuse Multi-Sensor Data

Vision Systems Design
Adept developed a system based on fusing multi-sensor data in its Lynx series of AGVs. This allows the Lynx platform to autonomously navigate a factory floor without the use of embedded floor tracking systems and thus reduce the costs of deploying such systems.

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA

This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

May 29, 2014
Santa Clara (Convention Center) , CA, USA

The Embedded Vision Summit West is a day-long technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software. It includes how-to presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and opportunities to interact with Embedded Vision Alliance member companies. The keynotes will be given by representatives from Facebook and Google.

June 3, 2014 - June 6, 2014
Munich , Germany

AUTOMATICA is an international trade show with about 700 Exhibitors and covers the entire value chain for automation and mechatronics as well as professional service robotics under one roof.

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June 16, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Montreal , QC, Canada

"Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) Processing" is an intensive 3-day course, which explains how to select the best image processing tools for an application and demonstrates how to use them to their full potential.