Off-the-shelf machine vision for non-industrial applications

March 18, 2015

While machine vision has been deployed in factory automation applications for over 30 years, the technology can benefit plenty of non-industrial applications such as scientific and medical imaging, and security and surveillance. This webcast, a conversation between applications specialist Markus Tarin and VSD chief editor Andy Wilson, will examine how off-the-shelf OEM components are being used in such applications. The presentation will refer to examples in rapid drug discovery, infectious disease screening, and more, and audience members will have opportunity to ask questions.


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How to apply infrared imaging in vision systems

March 4, 2015

This updated webcast begins with a review of the benefits and operational specifics of infrared imaging for machine vision applications. Systems integration and engineering specialist Dr. Jonathan Kane of Clear Align will describe numerous uses of the infrared spectrum, from short-wave infrared (SWIR) to long-wave infrared (LWIR), and discuss which sensor materials can be used to detect these wavelengths. He will offer guidance for how to evaluate options when choosing an IR camera to achieve specific machine vision goals. And following his presentation, he will answer your questions.


10 important considerations for designing a machine vision system

February 18, 2015

Developing a machine vision system is a complex activity involving optical engineering, electrical engineering, programming, and mechanical engineering.  Moving from inception through installation, this webcast, by machine vision expert Perry West, covers ten of the most important things you can do to help ensure the success of your machine vision system design. 


Vision technologies for robotics: Application do’s and don’ts

December 9, 2014

This webcast will offer tips and examples for integration of machine vision systems in robotics applications. Expert Jeff Boeve of JR Automation will explain how to clearly define your pass/fail criteria before designing the system, to ensure that pass and fail images are sufficiently differentiated, and to train a system to focus on pass features (not to recognize specific failures). He will discuss the handling of variation in images and the appearance of pass/fail parts, and offer advice on controlling the vision system environment and managing unexpected variables. He will also devote some time to considerations for lighting, cameras, camera interfaces and software, and how choices in these areas can affect outcomes, using real-world examples to illustrate.


Solving factory automation challenges with machine vision

November 18, 2014

What do you need to know to implement your machine vision setup for industrial automation? This webcast will answer that question using real-world application examples—such as inspection, assembly, and tracking—to illustrate.

Expert speaker Robert MacDonald will explain how to determine your requirements for resolution, speed, software, lighting, and lens choices and provide tips on choosing from among the commercially available options. Along the way, he will present key lessons from decades of implementing machine vision systems for factory automation.

Sponsored by Cognex Corporation.