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Automation Platform simplifies machine vision and motion control

September 12, 2005 SEPTEMBER 12--By combining all of the major machine- and motion-control functions into a single, software-based solution that runs on a standard PC and by providing an open architecture for specialized 'bolt-on' modules, the A3200 Automation Platform from Aerotech (Pittsburgh, PA; www.aerotech.com) offers a choice of programming options for 32 axes of decentralized motion.

Integral Technologies and CoVi Technologies introduce high-definition video recording over analog

September 9, 2005 SEPTEMBER 9--Integral Technologies (Indianapolis, IN) and CoVi Technologies (Austin, TX) have announced a strategic development and marketing agreement naming Integral as the exclusive provider of high-definition video surveillance solutions using CoVi's high-definition-over-analog image-processing technologies.

Finisar to recognize gain on sale of interest in Sensors Unlimited

September 9, 2005 SEPTEMBER 9--Finisar (Sunnyvale, CA; www.finisar.com) will recognize a gain of approximately $12 million on the sale of its minority interest in Sensors Unlimited (Princeton, NJ; www.sensorsinc.com).

Kontron reorganizes facility in northern California

September 8, 2005 SEPTEMBER 8--Kontron America (Poway, CA; www.kontron.com), a leader in embedded computing technology and mobile rugged solutions, has announced that it has renamed its facility in Fremont, CA, to be officially known as Kontron America, Silicon Valley.

Sensors Unlimited agrees to merge with Goodrich Corp.

September 7, 2005 SEPTEMBER 7--Sensors Unlimited (Princeton, NJ) has accepted the $60 million cash offer to merge with Goodrich Corporation.

Goodrich to acquire Sensors Unlimited

September 7, 2005 SEPTEMBER 7--Goodrich Corporation (Charlotte, NC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sensors Unlimited Inc.

Space Agency to speak about using thermography in Shuttle applications

September 2, 2005 SEPTEMBER 2--FLIR Systems (Boston, MA) has announced that NASA (Washington, DC; history.nasa.gov/) will present a paper at the annual InfraMation Conference in Las Vegas, NV, October 17-21, 2005.

Machine vision in China faces tough customers and growing opportunities

September 1, 2005 A discussion with Ding Shaohua of Second2None Machine Vision Systems

System checks headlight assemblies

September 1, 2005 Off-the-shelf vision components and software combine with NIR LED lighting to inspect plastic automotive parts.

Vision inspects tile separators

September 1, 2005 Single-camera and light-source system inspects fuel-cell asbestos tiles to ensure they are free of pinholes.

Vision + Automation Products

September 1, 2005 Servo amplifier uses FireWire; MIL 8.0 offers new features; Sensor stores images on-board; Three-CCD cameras fit in small space; and MORE…

Wilson’s Websites

September 1, 2005 Wilson’s Websites brings you the latest information on what’s new on the web.

Modular shutter designs ease camera upgrades

September 1, 2005 In microscopy, astronomy, and many medical-imaging applications, very-high-resolution images must be acquired, mandating the use of full-frame-transfer-based cameras.

Snapshots

September 1, 2005 Vision peels apple skins; Wood knots unraveled by vision; 3-D system inspects seams; and MORE…

Vision-based SPC controls tube quality

September 1, 2005 Real-time statistical process control ensures pharmaceutical-packaging integrity.

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