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Sensors, Vision September 10, 2021

Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

A smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters that can differentiate between 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces and workshops has been developed by MIT researchers. See video demonstration.

By Rachel Gordon
Courtesy: J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester
Sensors, Vision September 9, 2021

Room temperature superconductor achieves record

A new record for the temperature at which materials have superconductivity and has developed a novel way to synthesize superconducting materials at lower pressures than previously reported. See video.

By University of Rochester
Courtesy: The Ohio State University
Sensors, Vision August 26, 2021

Built-in vibration control can help soundproof rooms, vehicles

The Ohio State University researchers developed a design for absorbing vibrations that could help create better soundproof walls, make vehicles more streamlined and help in other engineering aspects.

By Laura Arenschield
Courtesy: Schmersal, New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision July 23, 2021

Electronic solenoid interlock

The AZM40 is a safety rated solenoid interlock with an integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) based electronic safety sensor.

By Schmersal
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Vision July 13, 2021

Machine vision technologies are more important than ever for automation

The need for automation and accompanying technologies such as machine vision and robotics will grow as manufacturing changes in the wake of COVID-19.

By Jimmy Carrol
Courtesy: Felice Frankel and MIT News Office
Sensors, Vision June 30, 2021

Face mask prototype can detect COVID-19 infection

Engineers at MIT and Harvard have designed a prototype face mask that can diagnose the person wearing the mask with COVID-19 within about 90 minutes and can be used to detect other pathogens and chemicals.

By Anne Trafton
Courtesy: SICK, Inc./New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision June 26, 2021

Five tips for choosing the right vision inspection system

With 2D, 3D, and even deep learning inspections all being realistic product inspection options today, it's can be hard to choose. Five tips for picking the right system are highlighted.

By Neil Sandhu
Courtesy: CFE Media
Sensors, Vision June 26, 2021

Machine vision groups create group for exploring API standards

The call for exploratory group participation to all sensor and camera manufacturers, silicon vendors, and software developers working on vision and sensor processing

By European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) and Khronos Group
Courtesy: Rebecca McElhoe, Purdue University
Sensors, Vision June 25, 2021

Smart clothes powered by Wi-Fi monitors wearer’s health

Purdue University engineers have developed smart clothes that are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.

By Steve Martin
Courtesy: Autotech Controls
Sensors, Vision June 22, 2021

Industry standard size 25 encoder reference website, push-button programmable encoders

An encoder part number reference website, www.autotechsmartencoder.net, deciphers more than 200,000 size-25 encoder combinations, gives descriptions and replacement options with next-day delivery for orders placed by 6 p.m. CST; 10 two-button-programmable encoders are said to cover all combinations.

By Mark T. Hoske