Articles & News on Vision Systems

VDMA: Germany sees record machine vision sales in 2015

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In 2015, the German machine vision industry achieved record sales of 2 billion euros – a rise of 9 percent compared to the previous year. Sales in the industry have more than doubled in ten years.

Cognex and Carter Controls provide automatic ID readers for vitamin retailer warehouse

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The challenge for the integrator that designed and installed the automation system was to find an ID reader that could deliver near 100% read rates, handle line speeds of 30 packages per minute. They chose the Cognex DataMan 300 image-based ID reader

Bitflow sponsors Purdue engineering team in SpaceX Hyperloop competition

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The primary goal of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition is to produce a fail-safe, passenger-friendly, scalable prototype that successfully levitates throughout the length of the track.

Microscan to host 3-day machine vision training course

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The course will be held at the Microscan headquarters in Renton, Washington, U.S.A., September 20-22, 2016 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily. Attendance is free and online registration is available; the course is recommended for users with intermediate to advanced experience in machine vision or programming.

ams announces acquisition of MAZeT vision sensing company

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The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens ams’ position in emerging optical sensing applications.

VDMA Machine Vision and OPC Foundation to prepare OPC UA Machine Vision Specification

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VDMA Machine Vision and the OPC Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the preparation of an OPC UA Machine Vision Companion Specification. The group will create a companion specification which will enable camera vision systems to be securely connected to controllers

Hexapod & Drone: Industrial & research applications for motion simulation

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Available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, different stiffness configurations, and supportive of loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg, PI hexapods have successfully tested a drone-mounted camera on PI’s H-840 hexapod

Fluke Connect Assets and the Fluke TiX560 Infrared Camera are honored in 2016 EC&M Awards

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Fluke Connect Assets is a cloud-based wireless system of software and test tools that gives maintenance managers a comprehensive view of all critical equipment. The TiX560 Infrared Camera, which is part of the Fluke Connect system, features a rotating 240-degree lens and a 5.7 inch touchscreen.

Gardasoft Vision announces acquisition by OPTEX

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Being part of OPTEX will allow Gardasoft Vision Ltd to extend the applications of its Triniti Technology. Both companies are looking to work together to exploit wider product and market synergies.

Fiber Optic Center releases industry glossary

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The FOC Glossary includes Acronyms and Military Specifications for Connectors in addition to the General Terms and Definition section. The goal is to make it easier to both reference and understand common industry terms and definitions.