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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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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
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
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