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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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Fast, versatile barcode reader from Balluff for harsh industrial use

Fast, versatile barcode reader from Balluff ...

Balluff: With the new Industrial Handheld Reader BVS HS-P Balluff expands their offering of optical identification: the portable reader with intuitive operation reliably reads high-resolution barcodes as well as codes over a wide range at a read...

2016-02-12
Double success: two image processing products by Baumer awarded as inVISION Top Innovation 2016

Double success: two image processing products ..

Baumer: The Baumer LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing and the VeriSens vision sensors with Color FEX 3D color assistant were awarded as inVISION Top Innovations 2016. For the first time, two products from the same...

2016-02-05
New powerful mini PC for infrared cameras

New powerful mini PC for infrared cameras

Optris GmbH: The optris® PI NetBox – the new mini PC by Optris – is markedly more powerful than its predecessor. It can be used to operate all infrared cameras in the PI series – as a stand-alone system or as a cable...

2016-01-28
Cognex Introduces New Vision Sensor Powered by In-Sight

Cognex Introduces New Vision Sensor Powered ...

Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, announced the introduction of the In-Sight® 2000 series, a product line that combines the power of its industry-leading In-Sight vision systems with the simplicity and affordability of...

2016-01-25
Compact Smart Camera Delivers PC-Level Performance

Compact Smart Camera Delivers PC-Level ...

Cognex Corporation, the world's leader in machine vision, introduced the In-Sight® Micro 8000 series smart cameras, a new family of ultra-compact, standalone vision systems. The In-Sight Micro 8000 series delivers industry-leading vision tool...

2016-01-18
Cognex Introduces StingRay Attachable Barcode Scanning Accessory for Mobile Devices

Cognex Introduces StingRay Attachable ...

Cognex Corporation, the world’s leader in machine vision, today announced the StingRay™ attachable barcode scanning accessory, a patent-pending smartphone attachment that enables faster barcode scanning for light industrial and...

2016-01-11
Reading Bar Codes in the High-End Sector

Reading Bar Codes in the High-End Sector

Leuze electronic: 1000 scans per second and a wide opening angle of 60° for a large reading field – with these features, the new BCL 900i plays in the upper league of high-end readers. In addition to its code reconstruction technology...

2015-12-18
Ready to face the future: Numerous extensions for VeriSens vision sensors

Ready to face the future: Numerous extensions ..

Baumer: Effective immediately, Baumer VeriSens vision sensors include the latest 2.6 update of the VeriSens Application Suite. This software update comprises many function extensions to meet present customer needs on extended function range and...

2015-12-07
Baumer IP 69K vision sensors with innovative image tool ensure quality in the beverage industry

Baumer IP 69K vision sensors with innovative ...

Baumer: Effective immediately, Baumer XF series VeriSens IP 69K vision sensors include the latest 2.6 update of the VeriSens Application Suite. The vision sensors in stainless steel housing now feature the universal image tool “edge...

2015-12-02
LX VisualApplets cameras: The easy solution for intelligently image preprocessing

LX VisualApplets cameras: The easy solution ...

Baumer presents a new camera class: The LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing will be available in the 4th quarter of 2015. Since image preprocessing is carried out directly in the camera’s FPGA, the volume of data to...

2015-12-01
IR cameras and thermometers in harsh environements

IR cameras and thermometers in harsh ...

Optris GmbH: The new cooling housing CoolingJacket Advanced for infrared cameras and infrared thermometers made by Optris can now be purchased with a protective window or protective grids as an option. “In addition to cooling of the sensors...

2015-11-18
Smart Labels Extend RFID Offering

Smart Labels Extend RFID Offering

Turck is now offering additional smart labels for the BL ident complete modular system. This addition enables the Mülheim automation specialists to provide its customers with a particularly comprehensive selection of tags, offering maximum...

2015-10-27
LX series with up to 20 megapixel and Camera Link for improved system performance and easy integration

LX series with up to 20 megapixel and Camera ...

Baumer: In the 4th quarter of 2015, Baumer adds to the LX series with 8 new camera models including Camera Link interface. With resolutions from 2 to 20 megapixel and frame rates up to 337 fps, they capture the finest detail in demanding...

2015-10-15
Hand-held scanner for all operating ranges

Hand-held scanner for all operating ranges

Leuze electronic: With new mobile code readers, Leuze electronic offers solutions tailored to cover all desired reading ranges. The IT 145x mobile 1D code reader, for example, is an economical but powerful industrial standard device in the lower...

2015-10-06
High-end safety laser scanner

High-end safety laser scanner

Leuze electronic rounds off its new safety laser scanner series with device model RSL 440. The sensor manufacturer from Owen is now presenting a high-end laser scanner for safety at work with the largest functional bandwidth within the RSL 400...

2015-09-28
CCD scanners from mini to maxi

CCD scanners from mini to maxi

Leuze electronic: not only provides readers for logistics applications, it also offers readers for special tasks – and the variety of readers is growing, for example in the case of miniature scanners for the automation of laboratory...

2015-09-28

Intelligent sensor technology of the future ...

SICK AG: The safety technology of the future and solutions for vision and identification tasks are the focus of SICK AG's presentation at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg which will be taking place on November 24–26, 2015. SICK...

2015-09-17
F190 UHF Read/Write Head for RFID with Switchable Polarization

F190 UHF Read/Write Head for RFID with ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The compact and robust F190 read/write head from Pepperl+Fuchs has an integrated antenna with switchable polarization. The head allows optimal adaptation to the application without replacing the hardware. The compact, robust housing...

2015-09-09
New catalogue for compact thermal imaging cameras

New catalogue for compact thermal imaging camera

Micro-Epsilon: The new catalogue for "compact thermal imaging cameras" is now available and includes all current thermoIMAGER TIM models. The range has even increased with many new products. The new catalogue based on the theme of "compact thermal...

2015-08-17
thermoIMAGER TIM M1 - the specialist for hot metals

thermoIMAGER TIM M1 - the specialist for hot ...

Micro-Epsilon: The thermoIMAGER TIM M1 is particularly suitable for hot metal applications. Compact, short-wave and highly dynamic are the three key attributes that describe this infrared camera. In its camera range, the thermoIMAGER TIM M1...

2015-07-29
Melexis Launches QVGA ToF Imaging Evaluation Kit

Melexis Launches QVGA ToF Imaging Evaluation Kit

Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, has strengthened the support offered for its ground-breaking time-of-flight (ToF) sensing technology. The EVK75023 evaluation kit accompanies its MLX75023 QVGA (320x240pixels) resolution ToF...

2015-07-13
Additional lenses for VGA IR camera

Additional lenses for VGA IR camera

Optris GmbH: The optris® PI 640 thermal imaging camera launched onto the market in 2014 is now available with two additional changeable lenses. Three lenses with 33°, 60° and 90° fields of view are now available for different...

2015-07-02
Two for all challenges: VisiLine series with Sony IMX174 and IMX249 CMOS sensors went into series production

Two for all challenges: VisiLine series with ...

Baumer: Global shutter sensors IMX174 and IMX249 of the latest Sony CMOS generation are now integrated in six new models of the Baumer VisiLine cameras – both in mono and color and IMX174 even in an IP 65/67 rated housing. Thanks to 1920 x...

2015-06-17
Fast image acquisition by new Dual GigE cameras of the LX series

Fast image acquisition by new Dual GigE cameras

Baumer is expanding the LX series with fast 2 and 4 megapixel models. The 2 megapixel camera featuring the CMV2000 global shutter CMOS sensor provides up to 105 frames per second and is ideal for inspection tasks with demanding throughput...

2015-05-25
Broadly interconnected: VeriSens with EtherNet/IP and visualization

Broadly interconnected: VeriSens with EtherNet

Baumer’s new VeriSens EtherNet/IP gateway is the answer to the increasing demand for universal connectivity – from the 3rd quarter of 2015 onward also with EtherNet/IP, one of the world‘s leading real-time Ethernet systems. A...

2015-05-25
Cognex Introduces Next Generation Fixed-mount Barcode Readers

Cognex Introduces Next Generation Fixed-mount ..

Cognex Corporation, the world’s leader in machine vision, announced availability of the DataMan® 150, 260 and 360 series fixed-mount, image-based, ID readers. These new readers deliver unprecedented performance, flexibility, and...

2015-05-21
New Cognex Feature Location Technology Offers Unmatched Performance and Speed

New Cognex Feature Location Technology Offers ..

Cognex Corporation, the world’s leader in machine vision, has introduced PatMax RedLine™, a feature-location technology that reinvents the industry-leading PatMax® pattern-matching tool by maximizing speed and performance....

2015-05-20
New 376 fps camera models for greatly increased throughput

New 376 fps camera models for greatly ...

Baumer: The popular VisiLine and MX Board Level cameras by Baumer now include three new models with CMV300 Global Shutter CMOSIS sensor. Their optical characteristics are similar to those of the successful ICX424 VGA Sony CCD sensor and are on par...

2015-05-13
Compact RFID Read/Write Head

Compact RFID Read/Write Head

Turck is now presenting the TB-Q08, currently the smallest ISO15693 compliant RFID read/write head on the market with protection to IP67. In spite of its compact dimensions of 32 x 20 x 8 mm, both the antenna and the electronics are integrated in...

2015-05-11
Success for SICK at the Hannover Industry Fair - Impressive performance of the sensor specialist

Success for SICK at the Hannover Industry Fair

SICK AG: At the 2015 Hannover Industry Fair (HMI), SICK AG made its mark as a technology driver and leading innovator in the field of Industry 4.0, leaving a highly positive impression behind it. Several of the trade fair's attendees came to find...

2015-05-04
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