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Image Based Barcode Reader Market Riding on the Coattails of Industry 4.0: FMI Study

Image Based Barcode Reader Market Riding on the Coattails of Industry 4.0: FMI Study


Adoption of Industry 4.0 has influenced manufacturing firms to increasingly turn to asset tracking and monitoring technologies to efficiently track and monitor asset locations and their status. Image based barcode readers are the core devices for such activities.

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SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance

SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance


The RAIN RFID alliance aims for the advancement of IoT technologies, with specific focus on promotion of the UHF RFID standard (ISO/IEC 18000-63 and GS1’s EPC “Gen2”) through the testing, support and education of service providers and end users.

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AMETEK Surface Vision helps Spanish steel manufacturer enhance inspection system

AMETEK Surface Vision helps Spanish steel manufacturer enhance inspection system


To meet customer quality expectations, ARANIA was looking to implement an automated inspection system, with the goal of assuring its customers in the automotive industry that the delivered material met top quality requirements.

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Image Based Barcode Reader Market Riding on the Coattails of Industry 4.0: FMI Study

Adoption of Industry 4.0 has influenced manufacturing firms to increasingly turn to asset tracking and monitoring technologies to efficiently track and monitor asset locations and their status. Image based barcode readers are the core devices for such activities.

SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance

The RAIN RFID alliance aims for the advancement of IoT technologies, with specific focus on promotion of the UHF RFID standard (ISO/IEC 18000-63 and GS1’s EPC “Gen2”) through the testing, support and education of service providers and end users.

AMETEK Surface Vision helps Spanish steel manufacturer enhance inspection system

To meet customer quality expectations, ARANIA was looking to implement an automated inspection system, with the goal of assuring its customers in the automotive industry that the delivered material met top quality requirements.

Embracing the Cloud for Labeling

There are a host of advantages in adopting the SaaS model for business solutions such as labeling. Not surprisingly there is both a growing trend for companies to integrate labeling with their cloud-based enterprise applications as well as a distinct move to embrace cloud based labeling solutions.

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019

Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems. The machine vision components market (cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, and software) dipped 4% to $92.1 million in the same time. Total machine vision financial transactions fell 2% to $694.1 million.

Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston

As part of the company’s Workforce Development Program, it aims to bring its equipment to schools, technical colleges, and non-profit organizations, and provide skills in programming, service, maintenance and operations. Mitsubishi Electric Automation granted a CNC Specialist Certification to those who successfully completed the program, which was offered during the week of August 26-30th.

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices

This paper presents a trade study that compares four devices: an orifice, a venturi, a flow fuse, and a flow fuse with a dashpot (slow closing).

Renishaw announces opening of U.S. Fixturing Centre of Excellence for inspection machines

The Centre of Excellence for metrology fixturing design and manufacturing is located just a few miles away from R&R’s existing Grand Haven operations, but is approximately three times the size.

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control

Sightline Process Control is a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems for the food production process.

HARTING Technology Group announces inspection robot for inter-car connection systems

The development means that the HARTING Quality and Technology Center (HQT) will be able to test inter-car cables under realistic conditions in the future.

SICK announces partnership with AutoCoding Systems (ACS)

This partnership will enable SICK to provide customers with a combined package of SICK’s sensor technology and ACS’s software platform.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University develop WiseEye intelligent fabric defect detection system

Supported by AI-based machine-vision technology, the novel “WiseEye” can be installed in a weaving machine to help fabric manufacturers to detect defects in the production process.

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