Articles & News on Vision Systems

Machine Vision Market in North America Has Record Start to 2015

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North American sales of machine vision systems and components grew 22% in the first quarter of 2015.

ZEISS acquires Steinbichler Optotechnik

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Steinbichler Optotechnik is a provider of systems for digitization with optical 3D sensors and in surface inspection on car body and sheet metal parts.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Fell in April

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April U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $384.81 million, down 8.1% from March’s $418.67 million.

FLIR Signs Digi-Key as distributor

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Digi-Key will distribute Lepton series thermal imaging cameras.

Image-Based ID Reader Reads Codes on Printing Plates

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A Cognex DataMan 300 is able to read IDs on process-free printing plates at NELA, replacing other scanners that could not see the virtually invisible IDs.

March Manufacturing Technology Orders Up From February

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March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $399.83 million, up 30.3% from February’s $306.96 million but down 18.7% when compared with March 2014.

Global Factory Automation & Industrial Controls Market

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The overall automation market is expected to reach $125 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 7.3%.

Vision provides Quality Control of Die Casting

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By Klara Steinschneider, EVT Vision systems can inspect the form and casting surface to detect scratches that indicate the form is wearing out.

Factory of the Future: From Vision to Reality

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By Andy Chang, NI The Factory of the Future is a research and technology initiative aimed to push emerging technologies to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing processes by leveraging cyber-physical systems and big data analytics to enable a smarter, operator-centric production.

Reinventing manufacturing with the latest technologies

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By Bill Lydon, Editor There is a great opportunity to leverage the latest technologies and compete in the global manufacturing landscape. The future lies in the convergence of product design, production planning, production engineering, production execution, and services.