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Vision & Identification

Read the latest product news, press releases, technical articles, white papers & application examples.
Major sub-categories: Cameras, Image sensors, Image processing | Code detection, Barcode readers | Object identification | Vision Sensors / Vision Systems

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Many paths, one goal: The smart factory ...

SICK AG: At SPS IPC Drives 2016, SICK will show customers and visitors alike the various options and paths they can take to achieve their goal – the smart factory. The sensor manufacturer’s wide range of products and solutions is...

2016-08-25
LX series now with high-resolution 25 megapixel CMOS cameras

LX series now with high-resolution 25 megapixel

Baumer has added global shutter CMOS sensors PYTHON 25K by ON Semiconductor to its LX series offering cameras with 25 megapixel. The high resolution of 5120 x 5120 pixel and speed up to 30 frames per second make the cameras ideal for applications...

2016-08-17
Cognex Awarded BNP Approval for Baggage Handling System Projects

Cognex Awarded BNP Approval for Baggage ...

Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, has received approval from BNP Associates, Inc. for its Airport Baggage Handling Identification (ABH-ID) Solution. BNP’s approval followed an extensive review of the image-based...

2016-08-09
Compact code reader for 1D- and 2D-codes

Compact code reader for 1D- and 2D-codes

Leuze electronic: With the DCR 85 Leuze electronic presents a CMOS imager in two models - the DCR 80 as scan engine for direct integration, and as DCR 85 in protective metal housing. The DCR 85 can be integrated in instruments, attached directly...

2016-08-05
New EX series – Baumer quality at low prices

BaNew EX series – Baumer quality at low prices

Baumer: The new industrial cameras of the Baumer EX series focus on essential standard-compliant basic functions and therefore are ideal for varied typical machine vision applications. Integrating the latest generation of CMOS sensors in their...

2016-08-03
All-in-One RFID Reader BIS M-4008

All-in-One RFID Reader BIS M-4008

Balluff: The BIS M-4008 from Balluff is an All-in-One RFID Reader with integrated processor. The 13.56 MHz reader with IP67 protection and a rugged die-cast zinc housing features a Profinet interface, needs no additional processor and can...

2016-07-25
UHF Short-Range Read/Write Head BIS VU-320

UHF Short-Range Read/Write Head BIS VU-320

Balluff: With the new BIS VU-320 read/write head UHF functionality has been added to the BIS-V product family. This compact UHF read/write head with IP67 protection features an auto-setup function and offers function and status LED displays that...

2016-07-22
Balluff SmartCamera

Balluff SmartCamera

Balluff: The new SmartCamera from Balluff is the right choice when many different and demanding tasks need to be solved quickly and flexibly in industrial automation using targeted tools. With this new camera the sensor specialist and systems...

2016-07-20
From pattern detection to rapid position identification: SICK's PS30 pattern sensor for increase flexibility and reduced material consumption

From pattern detection to rapid position identif

SICK AG's new PS30 sensor is a scanning opto-electronic sensor for rapid and precise position identification and presence detection for labels, packaging materials, or tubes. The PS30 is able to detect complex patterns even when objects are moving...

2016-07-11
All-rounder with maximum flexibility

All-rounder with maximum flexibility

Leuze electronic: The new KRT 18B contrast sensor is a flexible multicolor button which uses the three LED colors of red, green and blue to automatically determine the color that produces the maximum contrast with the detected mark. Even with...

2016-07-11
Outdoor protective housing for infrared cameras

Outdoor protective housing for infrared cameras

Optris GmbH: As well as cooling housing, Optris GmbH now also offers specially designed protective housing for the outdoors. This allows the optris PI Series infrared cameras to be used outdoors all year round in rough conditions. As a special...

2016-06-29
Intelligent sensors pave the way for the industry of the future - Success for SICK at the Hannover Messe 2016

IIntelligent sensors pave the way for the ...

SICK AG: At the Hannover Messe (HM) trade fair, SICK AG presented innovative sensor solutions for forward-looking applications under the slogan “Industry 4.0 ready”. As a technology supplier in the field of industrial sensors, SICK's...

2016-06-21
Looking around the corner

Looking around the corner

Leuze electronic: With the new industrial LCAM 408i IP camera from Leuze electronic, insights into areas which are not accessible by plant operators are possible. Possible collisions are therefore avoided and troubleshooting simplified in...

2016-06-21
Completely transparent production - RFID for reliable product traceability

Completely transparent production - RFID ...

SICK AG is showcasing completely transparent production based on new RFU65x RFID read/write device. This product detects transponders at long range, recording the direction in which the objects are moving at the same time. The associated user data...

2016-06-13
Baumer GAPI SDK for ARM® processors allows for simplified implementation of embedded vision applications

Baumer GAPI SDK for ARM® processors allows ...

Baumer: The newest SDK version of the Baumer GAPI for Linux® ARM® processors supports optimally harmonized software integration of Baumer GigE cameras in embedded vision applications. Accessing cost- and energy-efficient ARM®-based...

2016-06-09
Cognex Introduces Industry’s First Image-based Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution

Cognex Introduces Industry’s First Image- ...

Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, announced its Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution (ABH-ID), the first image-based automatic tag reader (ATR) system that overcomes the limitations of current laser-based...

2016-06-03
Reliable data recording and quality control

Reliable data recording and quality control

SICK AG: At the Hanover trade fair 2016, SICK AG was demonstrating how goods in the production process and supply chain are reliably and uniquely identified so that they can support efficient automated control. It is possible to optimize the...

2016-05-30
Logging master data has never been easier - SICK wins “Best Product” prize for 2016

Logging master data has never been easier ...

SICK AG: The “Master Analyzer” product by SICK has been awarded this year’s prize for the “Best Product” in the category of identification, packaging, loading and load securing technology. The jury was impressed by...

2016-05-23
VGA thermal imaging camera with new tele optics

VGA thermal imaging camera with new tele optics

Optris GmbH: An additional interchangeable lens now complements the optris® PI 640 thermal imaging camera. Four lenses are now available to meet the customer's different measurement tasks and requirements. In addition to the 33°, 60°...

2016-05-20
Systematic and efficient material flows - SICK presents its new sensor solutions at CeMAT 2016

Systematic and efficient material flows ...

SICK AG presents the entire range of sensor technology, especially designed for intralogistics with a clear focus on Industry 4.0. Data collection and networking are real hot topics when it comes to reliable identification and data processing...

2016-05-20
Wide range of applications for indoor use - 3D snapshot with 3vistor-T from SICK

Wide range of applications for indoor use ...

SICK AG: 3vistor-T 3D vision sensors from SICK offer maximum flexibility for indoor use thanks to their innovative 3D snapshot technology. The 3vistor-T provides real-time depth information for each pixel – even for stationary applications...

2016-05-09
Baumer LX VisualApplets industrial cameras honored with a Platinum-level award by the „Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Awards Program“

Baumer LX VisualApplets industrial cameras ...

Baumer The Baumer LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing were honored with the highest award at this year‘s „Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards Program“: the Platinum-level award. Thanks to their...

2016-05-06
A new age couldn’t get off to a safer start - microScan3 safety laser scanner from SICK

A new age couldn’t get off to a safer start ...

SICK AG: With the microScan3, SICK is starting a new generation of safety laser scanners. microScan3 reliably protects hazardous areas, accesses, and hazardous points. Every detail has been reexamined. The result? A new benchmark for safety laser...

2016-04-28
The easy-to-configure 3D vision sensor - Intuitive 3D inspection with TriSpector1000 from SICK

The easy-to-configure 3D vision sensor ...

SICK AG: The new TriSpector1000 is SICK's first 3D vision sensor, which, thanks to its simple configuration, can carry out inspection tasks standalone and without any programming. This means that the concept of 2D vision sensors, like SICK...

2016-04-22
New camera series with latest generation of CMOS technology: Baumer presents the CX series with GigE and USB 3.0 interface

New camera series with latest generation of ...

Baumer The new industrial cameras of the CX series by Baumer rely on the latest CMOS sensor generation Sony® Pregius™ and ON Semiconductor® PYTHON. Merging top quality with high reliability, they help realize future-ready...

2016-04-15
Cognex Enters Mobile Terminal Market

Cognex Enters Mobile Terminal Market

Cognex Corporation: From is now offering for sale, a totally new product line—ruggedized mobile terminals. Cognex’s MX-1000 series of mobile terminals offers manufacturers, logistics companies and many other organizations that...

2016-04-04
Kick-Off of series production for new Baumer LX VisualApplets industrial cameras with image preprocessing

Kick-Off of series production for new Baumer LX

Baumer LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing are now available. They are capable of image preprocessing straight in the camera’s FPGA without need for expensive and complex VHDL programming. The cameras utilize the...

2016-03-30
Lector63x: Flexible designed image-based code reader to solve your specific task

Lector63x: Flexible designed image-based ...

SICK AG: Lector63x is a new member of the image-based code reader family from SICK. The Lector63x is a 2 MP reader developed in a compact but flexible design. The optical flexibility ensures optimal setups for your need. It reads codes at various...

2016-03-24
Product Recall Prevention with Vision Solutions from Cognex

Product Recall Prevention with Vision Solutions

Cognex Corporation: From food and beverage to cosmetic and pharmaceutical products – while industry standards tighten and consumers are getting more sensitive, the number of product recalls and their associated costs are increasing...

2016-03-11
Thermal imaging camera optris PI LightWeight with new features

Thermal imaging camera optris PI LightWeight ...

Optris GmbH: Infrared images and videos from the air - recorded by drones, UAVs and other flying objects - are becoming increasingly important in industrial maintenance. In some cases, the cost savings compared to existing applications are...

2016-02-19
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