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Vision & Identification

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Major sub-categories: Cameras, Image sensors, Image processing | Code detection, Barcode readers | Object identification | Vision Sensors / Vision Systems

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Precise temperature measurement in industrial processes

Precise temperature measurement in industrial ..

Micro-Epsilon: In numerous industrial processes, high precision temperature control is required to achieve high and consistent quality results. Modern infrared temperature measuring devices detect hot objects, parts that are difficult to access...

2019-11-04
Detect UHF tags fast and reliably

Detect UHF tags fast and reliably

Balluff: The UHF Handheld Reader BIS U-890 is an ideal tool for modern data collection. It offers you great flexibility for RFID close range or in long-range applications. The reader is equipped with a powerful 1 GHz ARM processor and a 4.3" color...

2019-10-18
Precise control of double-depth positioning processes

Precise control of double-depth positioning ...

Leuze electronic: With the new camera-based IPS 400i positioning sensor for high-bay storage devices, Leuze electronic – the expert for sensor solutions for intralogistics – is expanding its IPS range of products with a new model for...

2019-10-16
Balluff at EMO 2019

Balluff at EMO 2019

Balluff: Innovative machine concepts using machine data will be a focus of sensor and automation specialist Balluff at EMO 2019 in Hall 9, Booth C01. The long-time partner of machine builders and factory automation providers will demonstrate among...

2019-08-19
Industrial cameras optimize shape from shading applications

Industrial cameras optimize shape from ...

Baumer: The 3D technique shape from shading can be used for automated quality control in virtually every industry. Evaluating the spreading of light intensity identifies even the slightest irregularities on the object surface, such as cracks or scratches....

2019-08-16
Balluff at FachPack 2019

Balluff at FachPack 2019

Balluff is once again at FachPack, the international trade show for packaging solutions (Sept. 24-26, 2019) in Nuremberg. With its portfolio for the packaging industry the global sensor specialist and supplier of automation solutions has the...

2019-08-15

New ams/MEGVII partnership for plug-and-play ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and artificial intelligence pioneer MEGVII announce they have signed a partnership agreement to jointly develop and promote complete,...

2019-07-12
Baumer sensors with IO-Link enable expanded diagnostics and enhanced adjustment features to solve applications even more reliably

Baumer sensors with IO-Link enable expanded ...

Baumer: The possibility of bidirectional communication using the standardized IO-Link interface is the basis for new functions and services in the IIoT era. In addition to the primary function, such as a switching signal, additional secondary data...

2019-07-05

ams and SmartSens partner on 3D and NIR sensors

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, has signed a formal letter of intent to collaborate in the field of Image Sensors with SmartSens Technology, a global supplier of...

2019-07-03
Insights into the processing center

Insights into the processing center

Leuze electronic: With the LCAM 408i, Leuze electronic presents a new, robust smart camera. Thanks to the IP65/67 anodized metal housing and easy-to-clean glass pane, it is especially well suited for monitoring the production processes of machine...

2019-05-14
Sensors – High-quality standard solution instead of expensive special solutions

Sensors – High-quality standard solution ...

Baumer: Shorter and shorter product life cycles, wider product portfolios, increasing customer demands for individualization – these are the challenges facing manufacturing companies today. If you want to keep up with international competition, you...

2019-05-08
Image processing over 10 kilometers: new LX cameras with fiber optics interface

Image processing over 10 kilometers: new LX ...

Baumer: Five new models with a 10 GigE Vision compliant interface for use with optical cables expand the Baumer LX series. The cameras are ideal for applications requiring a high bandwidth of 1.1 GB/s over long distances. In accordance with the SFP+ module...

2019-04-30
Compact IR cameras with industrial accessories

Compact IR cameras with industrial accessories

Optris GmbH: The infrared cameras from the Optris Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, have been supplemented with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled housing,...

2019-04-08
Problems With Folds?

Problems With Folds?

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of oil and air filters for the automobile industry these filters must reach the required throughput rate, which is achieved by folding the filter material so that it provides a large filter surface on a...

2019-03-26
Choose the Right Side

Choose the Right Side

Sensor Instruments GmbH: 95% of all the industrially produced flat glass today is made using the float glass process. In this process, molten glass is continuously fed into a bath of molten tin. Due to its lower specific weight the molten glass...

2019-03-25
Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Sensor Instruments GmbH: For the detection of welding seams, contrast or color sensors would seem to be the proper solution, because in most cases the welding seam optically shows a clear difference from the surrounding product surface. In...

2019-03-22
Connected to the Future!

Connected to the Future!

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Up to now it may have been sufficient for a sensor manufacturer to provide systems with digital outputs, a 0V to +10V analog voltage output, and a 4mA to 20mA analog current output. In the foreseeable future, however,...

2019-03-21
Balluff at Hanover Exhibition 2019

Balluff at Hanover Exhibition 2019

Balluff: The products and applications exhibited at the Hanover Exhibition 2019 (Hall 9, Booth F53) will make Balluff's focus clear: the concrete benefits of Industry 4.0 solutions based on IO-Link, industrial network technology, machine vision,...

2019-03-04
Baumer wins the inspect award 2019 with its CX.I cameras

Baumer wins the inspect award 2019 with its ...

Baumer: The Baumer CX.I cameras with their outstanding performance convinced the expert panel and participants of the online poll on the inspect award 2019 and were awarded 1st prize in the Vision category. The prize that is annually awarded by Wiley-VCH...

2019-02-06
Detection of Transparent Edges

Detection of Transparent Edges

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Conventional detectors particularly reach their limits when they have to detect and count stacked transparent objects such as plastic drinking cups of plastic caps. Especially in the process of packaging, however, it is of...

2019-01-31
Cost-effective infrared camera with microscope optics

Cost-effective infrared camera with microscope

Optris GmbH: In time for the electronica 2018 trade fair, Optris was introducing an additional infrared camera in their new Compact Line onto the market. The optris Xi 400 camera has been equipped with a microscope optics as well as a tripod...

2019-01-04
IR camera with rugged accessory for glass industry

IR camera with rugged accessory for glass ...

Optris GmbH: In 2014 and 2016, Optris brought two special infrared cameras for the glass industry – the PI 450 G7 and the PI 640 G7 – to the market. In order to meet the industry-specific requirements, an innovative laminar air purge...

2019-01-02
Bird's eye view for VeriSens vision sensors and ColorFEX in compact devices

Bird's eye view for VeriSens vision sensors ...

Baumer ihas expanded its XF series of VeriSens vision sensors with models using the multiple award-winning ColorFEX technology, which for the first time simplifies color checks in a compact design with integrated lens and lighting. In addition,...

2018-12-14
Clear Strategy or Plain Guessing?

Clear Strategy or Plain Guessing?

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the last years the spray nozzles at windscreens have seen quite some development. The jet now comes as a fan jet or spot jet. A homogeneous spray mist application onto the intended angle range is now accurately...

2018-12-12
A Hazy Problem?

A Hazy Problem?

Sensor Instruments GmbH: At first everything seemed to be quite clear, just another measurement task that we surely would manage without any problems with one of our GLOSS series sensors. According to the descriptions provided by the customer it...

2018-12-10
Perfect Copy Counting

Perfect Copy Counting

Sensor Instruments GmbH: When cartons, magazines, or single sheets are packed, it must be ensured that each package has the correct number of items. In most cases such material is transported in shingled form before, as with magazines, newspapers...

2018-12-07
LX series 10 GigE cameras with liquid lens support and new functions

LX series 10 GigE cameras with liquid lens ...

Baumer: LX series cameras with 10 GigE enable the control of autofocus liquid lenses for instant and flexible focusing at varying working distances or object heights. Combined with advanced features like shading correction and IEEE 1588 capability, they...

2018-11-30
Specially designed housing accessories for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

Specially designed housing accessories for ...

Baumer: With the specially developed IP 65/67 and IP 69K housing accessories, Baumer CX.I cameras can now be used to cover applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, which set high standards regarding cleaning media or surface...

2018-11-29

ams and Qualcomm Technologies to focus ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high- performance sensor solutions, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, jointly announced the intent to focus engineering efforts towards a 3D depth...

2018-11-27
High-speed image processing with 8 GB internal image memory

High-speed image processing with 8 GB ...

Baumer: The Baumer QX series 10 GigE cameras feature 8 GB internal image memory and extended functionalities. Process monitoring applications benefit from inspection times increased by a factor of 4 as well as flexible usage of the memory. The new function...

2018-11-19
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