Articles & News on Vision Systems

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision

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The OPC UA Vision companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40100 (as release candidate version). The OPC UA Robotics companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40010 (as draft version).

AIA Report: Machine vision sales increase 19% in first quarter of 2018

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North American sales of machine vision components and systems increased 19% year over year to $709 million in the first quarter of 2018, setting an all-time record for quarterly sales, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group.

Bitflow announces CoaXPress 2.0

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CoaXPress 2.0 extends data transfer rates to a 10 Gbit/s (CXP-10) and 12.5 Gbit/s (CXP-12) per connection from the existing standard's 6.25 Gbit/s maximum data transfer rate support.

Jenoptik announces appointment of three members to Executive Management Board

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The focus will be on developing a corporate culture that influences more innovation and internationalization. Jenoptik will establish or expand local R&D teams and production facilities in all major markets.

Edmund Optics announces Laser Optics Lab video series

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The first five videos, each approximately three minutes or less in duration, explain the fundamentals of laser optics including specifications, product types, and coating methods.

Matrox Imaging helps NASA digitize over 90,000 planetary mission images

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In 2015, NASA partnered with the University of Arizona, providing funding to digitize the film images and data from the Surveyor moon landers that have been in storage since the 1960s.

A3 Report: North American automation market shattering records in 2017

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The fastest growing categories in the first nine months of 2017 were Motion Controllers (24% to $147m), Sensors & Feedback Devices (20% to $116m), AC Drives (15% to $295m), Actuators & Mechanical Systems (13% to $479m), and Motors (11% to $1b).

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of Odos Imaging

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Rockwell Automation will apply this 3-D, time-of-flight sensing technology to sensing products to deliver solutions to a broad range of demanding industrial applications, including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling, and logistics.

VDMA announces VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 Part 3 machine vision standard

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Standard VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 Part 3 puts forward some procedures for assessing classificatory performance during the acceptance of machine-vision systems, doing so with the aid of typical examples from industrial inspection technology which can serve as guidance in similar cases.

Molex announces opening of Silicon Valley Technology Center

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The technology center is one of the main innovation hubs for Molex Optical Solutions business and home to sales and customer development teams serving all of Molex customers in the region.