Figure 1: For 3D problems, feature detection needs to be performed on depth images, typically point clouds, created by dual-camera stereo systems or time-of-flight-based cameras that emit infrared light and measure the time it takes the reflection to arrive back at the camera. (Images courtesy of Micropsi Industries.)

AI Offers Advantages for Control-Oriented Vision Systems for Robotics

Dec. 9, 2022
End-to-end-trained AI-based control offers higher reliability and precision than the traditional measure-and-execute paradigm.
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Factory Automation

Industrial Panel PCs for Smart Factory Applications

Nov. 21, 2022
Cincoze panel PCs support various processors, including Intel® Atom®, Pentium®, and Core™.
Courtesy of Chromasens
AirCarbon III detects the types of defects in carbon fibers.

Automated Inspection System Detects Defects in Carbon Fibers

Nov. 7, 2022
OptiMa detects protruding filaments, lint, and similar foreign bodies and distinguishes the types of defects in carbon fibers.
Courtesy of JAI.
The OCR inspection system could be customized for products other than semiconductor wafers.

OCR System Reads Codes on Semiconductor Wafers

Nov. 2, 2022
The OCR system will be installed at strategic locations throughout the factory to read the codes as wafers move from one step in the fabrication process to the next.
Figure 1: The text printed on the sides of pulp bales is often obscured during transport, so conventional OCR was limited for this application. ID 99452390 © Fcobosp |
Imaging Boards and Software

Enhanced OCR Helps Optimize Paper Manufacturing Process

Sept. 21, 2022
A paper manufacturing company needed a solution to help identify pulp properties when identifying codes were obscured.
Figure 4. Speed vs. thrust of stepper, servo, and linear motors.
Factory Automation

Introduction to Motion Control for Vision Professionals, Part 2

April 4, 2022
Selecting motion control devices with the appropriate combination of motors, encoders, bearings, and drive mechanics can have a major impact on your vision system’s accuracy, ...
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Cameras and Accessories

GigE Vision Board Level Industrial Cameras

March 16, 2022
Omron GigE Vision Board Level, B-Series industrial cameras are focused on applications that require a small form factor that gives integrators and vison system designers design...
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Seven-Axis Cobot Extends Reach and Payloads

March 10, 2022
The KR1018 has a payload of 18 kg and a reach of 1,000 mm.
Telecentric 3D measurement system. (Image courtesy of Industrial Technology Research Institute.)
Cameras and Accessories

Scientists Leverage CoaXPress Camera to Develop Telecentric 3D Measurement System

March 7, 2022
Scientists flexibly programmed the camera's region of interest (ROI) to contain selectable rows to simultaneously acquire three fringe images with 120° phase shifts.