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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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Smallest thermal imaging camera in its class monitors dynamic processes

Smallest thermal imaging camera in its class ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new thermoIMAGER TIM QVGA thermal imaging camera combines a compact size and high resolution with high speed. The camera is ideally suited to monitoring tasks in industrial processes. With a frame rate up to 80 Hz and a...

2020-08-03
Gaps in Parquet Flooring

Gaps in Parquet Flooring

Sensor Instruments GmbH: From the range of RED series edge detectors the RED-50-L and RED-110-L sensors are especially suited for detecting gaps, i.e. in this application the distance of two parquet panels. These edge detectors reliably detect...

2020-07-06
Leuze is focused on “yellow”

Leuze is focused on “yellow”

Leuze electronic: In the field of automation technology, the color yellow stands for safety at work. The safety expert Leuze, as a developer and provider of safety sensors, safety solutions and safety services for the entire life cycle of a...

2020-07-03
SensoPart Awarded Outstanding Score in Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards Program

SensoPart Awarded Outstanding Score in Vision ..

SensoPart:, German sensor manufacturer, announced today that its VISOR® Robotic vision sensor was recognized among the best in machine vision today by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel...

2020-06-29
Perfect Gloss for Metal Plates!

Perfect Gloss for Metal Plates!

Sensor Instruments GmbH: When metal plates are painted, both their color and their gloss factor must be measured after the painting process. Gloss measurement is performed inline and immediately after the painting process to allow a quick response...

2020-06-23
Intelligent vision sensor simplifies image-guided robotics

Intelligent vision sensor simplifies image- ...

SensoPart: SensoPart’s latest software update for its VISOR® Robotic vision sensor makes the setup of robotics applications even simpler and more flexible. Thanks to a considerably expanded scope of functions, all common 2D applications...

2020-06-17
For faster and better programming and configuration – new software for efficient camera integration

For faster and better programming and ...

Baumer: Starting immediately, Baumer is offering neoAPI and the Camera Explorer – two new free-of-charge software packages for fast, easy, and efficient camera integration. The software is available for PC- and ARM-based systems under Windows 7,...

2020-06-12
2D-code readers get automation rolling

2D-code readers get automation rolling

Leuze electronic: Autarky Automation is one of the leading British developers and manufacturers of automation and conveyor systems. To meet the demanding requirements on an automated tire system, Autarky opted for the latest 2D-code readers from...

2020-06-11
Vision sensor replaces PLC

Vision sensor replaces PLC

SensoPart: A comprehensive software update is making VISOR® vision sensors from SensoPart even smarter and more versatile: As of now, multiple detection results can be compared, processed and analysed directly in the sensor. Communication with...

2020-05-25
Higher resolution for even greater code reading stability

Higher resolution for even greater code reading

SensoPart: With the VISOR® Code Reader V20 Standard, SensoPart expands its family of vision sensors with a low-cost version for standard applications requiring a higher image resolution, such as the reading of simple printed barcodes. Until...

2020-05-19
No Problems Counting Fan Blades

No Problems Counting Fan Blades

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of radial and axial fans the checking of the correct frequency response depending on the applied DC voltage is one of the final steps. The easiest method for measuring the frequency is to use a...

2020-05-18
Optical INLINE sensors in plastics production and recycling

Optical INLINE sensors in plastics production ..

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Plastics have become an integral part of our daily life. Their production consumes valuable resources; it is clear that the plastics industry needs to introduce a sustainable level of recycling management. The realization...

2020-05-18
Vision sensor with resolution of 5 megapixels

Vision sensor with resolution of 5 megapixels

SensoPart presents a new addition to its established vision sensor family: VISOR® V50, which boasts an image resolution several times larger than that of standard vision sensors. In doing so, the South German sensor manufacturer has responded...

2020-05-14
Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of aluminium flex-pipes the decisive factor is not really the measured length of the flex-pipes but rather the number of existing folds, because due to the material's "accordion effect" the actual length...

2020-04-27
Frequency of Compressor Wheels

Frequency of Compressor Wheels

Sensor Instruments GmbH: The task is to measure the frequency of compressor wheels that are used in turbochargers. These wheels may reach speeds of up to 300,000 revolutions per minute. Usually these compressor wheels have about 10 blades and are...

2020-04-27
Sandpaper Grain Size Measured as Gloss

Sandpaper Grain Size Measured as Gloss

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of sandpaper it must be ensured that the grain size of the abrasive material (e.g. aluminum oxide or silicon carbide) always lies within the permitted tolerance range. Previously performed laboratory...

2020-04-24
Performance redefined: 10 GigE cameras with 3rd generation Sony Pregius CMOS sensors

Performance redefined: 10 GigE cameras with ...

Baumer: Greater sensitivity, improved image quality, and frame rates of more than 1500 fps – six new LXT cameras with resolutions from 0.5 to 7.1 megapixels combine 3rd generation Sony Pregius CMOS sensors with 10 GigE, thus allowing considerable...

2020-03-17
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...

2020-02-17
Leuze and iTRACE Announce the Blockchain Integration of 2DMI® with the DCR 200i Camera Based Code Reader

Leuze and iTRACE Announce the Blockchain ...

Leuze electronic: iTRACE Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of supply chain security applications for anti grey market and anti counterfeit, and Leuze, a global leader in automation sensors, announced today the integration of iTRACE 2DMI®...

2020-02-14
Cameras for splash and product contact zones

Cameras for splash and product contact zones

Baumer: Inspections in highly sensitive areas within the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries require robust components that are able to withstand aggressive cleaning agents. However, there are very few camera systems available that can be...

2020-02-14
Polarization cameras for industrial applications

Polarization cameras for industrial applications

Baumer: Whether mechanical stress in glass, production errors in carbon fiber materials, or quality testing on reflective metal surfaces – imaging with polarized light has been conquering new application areas of industrial image processing. Leading...

2020-02-13
Easier than ever before: VeriSens vision sensors control Universal Robots

Easier than ever before: VeriSens vision sensors

Baumer: The new smart VeriSens vision sensors XF900 and XC900 control the collaborating robots (cobots) of Universal Robots within only a few minutes of setting up. The robot-compatible vision sensors are mounted directly on the cobot or above it....

2020-02-07
Precise to the microsecond: Industrial cameras with Precision Time Protocol

Precise to the microsecond: Industrial cameras

Baumer is equipping 25 camera models of the LX and CX series with the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to the IEEE 1588 Standard, in support of precise time synchronization in Ethernet networks. This allows applications to benefit from all advantages...

2020-02-05
Tracking the Invisible

Tracking the Invisible

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the course of a comprehensive digitisation of industrial production and processes (keyword: Industry 4.0) a new method of marking manufactured components now offers previously undreamed-of possibilities. By way of an...

2019-11-29
Perfect Light for the Car Interior

Perfect Light for the Car Interior

Sensor Instruments GmbH: More and more cars today are equipped with light guide rods in their interior, the so-called ambiance area, for example in door panels, dashboard, center console, and roof lining. Through semi-transparent flat strips these...

2019-11-26
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
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