Articles & News on Vision Systems

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

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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.

The Death of the Family Album: Specifying the right cleanroom environment

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By Mark Howard, EU Automation It is vital to understand how cleanrooms truly operate if you are to get the best out of yours. This article explains the key considerations when specifying a cleanroom.

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

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As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

SIASUN announces cooperation with CENIT AG to create software for 3D laser machine

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The development is based on CENIT’s FASTSUITE Edition 2 software, which will be customized to work in perfect synchronization with the newly built machine.

Matrox announces 100% ownership acquisition by Lorne Trottier

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Matrox announced that Mr. Lorne Trottier, co-founder of Matrox, has acquired 100% ownership of the Matrox group of companies, including its three divisions—Matrox Imaging, Matrox Graphics, and Matrox Video.

Balluff introduces online Machine Vision configurator tool

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Users start by inputting basic physical parameters including working distance and image size and the configurator filters selections of cameras, lenses, filters, lighting devices and accessories to only those tested and proven to work together.

Smart Optical Sensors Put Industry 4.0 to Work

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By Sergey Komarov, TT Electronics Powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connected devices and smart equipment are streamlining manufacturing and supply chain processes on a global scale. Smart sensors are integral to this sea change, extending the legacy sensor’s inherent abilities―to collect, store and monitor data―to new levels that capitalize on data to optimize processes.

Silicon Software and Basler announce management switch

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Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG, will take over the management of Silicon Software GmbH until further notice. Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, former Managing Director of Silicon Software GmbH, will assume strategic responsibilities at Basler AG with immediate effect

Integro Technologies announces partnership with LUCID Vision Labs

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Integro will offer the full line of LUCID’s products to the North and South American markets.

2018 Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable (PAR) Insights – Survey

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The PAR meetings to represent one of the most knowledgeable groups of automation professionals gathered in one place, at any one time, to discuss automation issues, and the 2018 event was no exception.