Articles & News on Vision Systems

Factory of the Future: From Vision to Reality

  • Feature

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

  • Feature

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.

Keyence system inspects parts at Fastener Depot

  • Case Study

Inspectors at Fastener Depot use a Keyence Image Dimension Measurement (IM) System to quickly and accurately check and gauge parts.

Using Network Cameras for safety

  • Feature

By Andrea Sorri, Axis Communications Due to their superior image quality, connectivity, scalability, and scope for adding video analytics applications, network video cameras are increasingly replacing analog CCTV cameras to secure manufacturing facilities.

B&R to supply PCs to Datalogic

  • News

Datalogic Automation will use B&R Automation PC 910 systems in its UX series of vision processors.

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 2.6% in 2014

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November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $378.06 million, down 15.5% from October and down 14.5% when compared with the total of $442.01 million reported for November 2013.

North American Machine Vision Market In Midst of Record Year

  • News

This is the best nine month start by the North American machine vision market since AIA began tracking quarterly statistics in 2009.

2014 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.2%

  • News

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $647.63 million, up 77.3% from August and up 61.4% when compared with the total of $401.18 million reported for September 2013.

Machine Vision sales going up in Germany

  • News

The machine vision industry in Germany will grow in 2014 by ten percent minimum, exceeding the sales forecast of about 1.8 billion euros by the end of this year.

Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor

  • Case Study

HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by the bridge conveyor. This information is used by the mine control system to automatically move the bridge conveyor to correct any imbalance.