Focus on Vision: November 14, 2022

Nov. 14, 2022
In this episode of Focus on Vision, Chris Mc Loone covers AMETEK's acquisition of Navitar, camera repair vs. replacement, and an application using a combination of 3D scanning and software for beverage can inspection.

AMETEK Acquires Navitar

AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Navitar, a provider of advanced optical components and solutions for high-precision applications headquartered in Rochester, New York. Navitar designs, develops, and manufactures customized, fully integrated optical imaging systems, cameras, components, and software. Its optical solutions serve applications in high-growth end markets including medical and life sciences, machine vision and robotics, and industrial automation.

Camera Repair vs.Camera Replacement

American Industrial will not repair a camera if it cannot fully test it. According to the company’s lead engineer, the first thing it does with any camera is OEM documentation, OEM software, OEM cabling, any connection modules, or anything needed to fully functionally test that unit. American Industrial will test every aspect of it including the I/O.

3D Scanner/Software Combination Inspects Beverage Cans

A global beverage manufacturer needed to inspect the pressure of cans to improve quality management and decrease short downtimes during the filling process because of, for example, faulty curvatures of a can’s surface. To eliminate these down times, optimize the process, and increase can production, the manufacturer looked to develop an application to inspect can pressure. The challenge the manufacturer faced was to inspect cans' pressure directly on a conveyor belt at maximum speed using 3D scanning.

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Chris Mc Loone | Editor in Chief

Chris joined the Vision Systems Design team as Editor in Chief in 2021. Chris has been in B2B media for over 25 years. He covers machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, technology trends, industry news, market updates, and new products.

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