FEBRUARY 5--Capley Marker and Omron Electronics are the newest companies to become members of the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA; Royston, UK; www.ukiva.org). UKIVA director Don Braggins commented: "The UKIVA is always pleased to see new members, and the activities of both of these companies highlight the diversity of uses of vision in industry, both in terms of markets and applications."
Capley Marker was formed in 1991 and has become established as one the UK's leading independent system integrators, offering expertise in factory-automation solutions. Capley Marker combines skills in industrial vision inspection, motion control, and robotics with panel building, PLC, SCADA, and Web-based information systems to provide full turnkey systems, as well as consultancy, products, and support. With particular expertise in the automotive industry, the company has been recognized by Cognex as its UK automotive specialist.
Capley Marker has implemented industrial vision inspection systems in a wide range of industries other than automotive and automotive suppliers. These include food and beverage, personal products, medical devices, telecommunications, paper, timber, and supermarket suppliers.
Omron Electronics is part of the global Omron Corporation and currently manufactures a diverse range of controller-based vision systems and vision sensors, with the addition of PC-based systems becoming available from April 2007. Omron offers in-depth application analysis and support through a network of UK-based field application engineers and a team of product engineers. Omron Electronics also manufactures a wide range of Industrial components, motion-control, sensor, PLC, and HMI products, with seamless integration into its vision product range. Omron can offer a complete component solution package.
Omron Electronics operates in a diverse range of markets. Typical applications include orientation & location inspection, final component assembly inspection, in-line label position inspection, PCB solder inspection, OCR/OCV, surface-defect inspection, and robot position control.