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Sensors, Vision July 19, 2019

Teaching vision-guided robots with software, programming advances

Random bin picking is a challenge for vision-guided robotics (VGRs), but manufacturers are developing software and end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) technology to make the process more efficient.

By Winn Hardin
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Sensors, Vision July 14, 2019

Improving automated inspection in manufacturing

Machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) are making their way into production and manufacturing and improving inspection practices by making it automated.

By AIA
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Sensors, Vision July 12, 2019

Six tips for picking the correct machine vision lens

Picking the right machine vision lens requires the user to consider the type of lens, sensor, and more.

By AIA
Specialist cleaning and polishing equipment complete the process. Courtesy: Sulzer
Sensors, Vision July 9, 2019

New technologies reducing lead times for spare parts

Digitalization and new manufacturing techniques have paved the way for a dramatic improvement in lead times.

By Daniela Haldenwang
Figure 5: Top factors for job satisfaction are feeling of accomplishment, technical challenge, and financial compensation. Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology
Sensors, Vision July 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, June 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2019 included stories about the Career and Salary Survey, alarm management and process safety, choosing the right HMI, retrofitting Industrie 4.0, DCS migration, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Sensors, Vision June 30, 2019

Embedded vision is driving ADAS technology advances

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) offer simplification of the driving process, including reduction of driver distraction and inattention and embedded vision is integral to these advances.

By AIA
Northwestern Engineering researchers, led by Manijeh Razeghi (second left) have developed a chip-based terahertz frequency comb that works at room temperature and is generated from a mid-infrared quantum cascade laser. Courtesy: Northwestern University
Sensors, Vision June 29, 2019

Terahertz frequency comb developed for medical, biological applications

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a chip-based terahertz frequency comb that works at room temperature and is designed for medical and biological screening.

By Emily Ayshford
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Sensors, Vision June 26, 2019

Deep embedded vision benefits for manufacturers

Deep embedded vision systems can work without operating systems and feature advanced algorithms for processing raw image streams from integrated image sensors.

By AIA
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Sensors, Vision June 23, 2019

Detecting defects with 2-D and 3-D automated optical inspection

2-D and 3-D automated optical inspection (AOI) scan printed circuit boards (PCBs) for both catastrophic failure and quality defects, but each inspection system has particular strengths and weaknesses.

By AIA
Financial transactions for the entire market contracted to $674 million, with sales of machine vision (MV) components down 12.6% to $93 million and sales of MV systems down 3.1% to $579 million. Courtesy: AIA
Sensors, Vision June 19, 2019

Machine vision component and system sales decline in first quarter

The AIA reported that machine vision component and system sales declined 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

By AIA