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In this article, Dr. G. SZABÓ István, managing director of OPTICS Engineering Ltd, talks about LED illumination technology and its market, and neutron imaging applications.
Company name: OPTICS Engineering Ltd
Name and title of person being interviewed: Dr. G. SZABÓ István, Managing Director
Headquarters: Budapest, Hungary
Year and location founded: 2004, Budapest
Regions served: Hungary, Central-Europe, European Union
Types of products carried: Designs, builds and installs standard and custom machine vision LED illuminators, vision systems, and neutron imaging facilities
Companies whose products you carry: OPTO ENGINEERING Ltd, LASER2000, AZURE Photonics.
How have market changes and customer demands changed the way that you’ve approached business?
Our customers often require a wide variety of optical solutions and specific, custom products. To fulfill
This, we worked out a module-based structure of LED illuminators that helps us to satisfy individual demands regarding size, wavelength, and power in an economical way, and in time. On the other hand; we have built up an internal filing system that helps to serve diverse system demands.
In what areas do you see the most growth?
The LED illuminator market for machine vision purposes has seen a strong and stable increase in all manufacturing processes from the production of automotive components to solar panels.
Can you provide one example of a relatively new technology that you are utilizing?
We recently used a high resolution (5 MPixel), 300 fps HDR camera with external synchronization for a 3D measurement application.
Have there been any recent examples of vision systems you’ve installed that are particularly unique or interesting?
There are two: An optical measuring equipment using Schlieren method for purposes of checking the surface of large sheet glasses for automotive, as well as a neutron radiography apparatus for neutron tomography with prompt gamma activation imaging (PGAI), a first ever permanent facility for this purpose.
What is your take on the current state of the machine vision market?
Strong. The machine vision market has an increasing growth more than linear. Vision tasks are spreading from the manufacturing lines out to the streets and homes.
Is there a particular trend or product in the next few years that you see as “the next big thing?”
Lower cost thermal imaging cameras and sensors, for one. Free-eye 3D displays may also lead a break-through in the 3D imaging and visualization technology.
What camera type do you think will be most popular in two years and why?
USB3; It is easy-to-install, and there is no need for extra periphery.
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