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Sensors, Vision April 11, 2022

Four machine vision innovations for industrial automation

From optics and lighting to smart cameras to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), machine vision is growing in industrial automation and changing in many ways. Four innovations are highlighted.

By Andrew Abramson
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision April 10, 2022

Machine vision, machine control convergence with PC-based automation

Machine vision systems have moved beyond elevated sensors to inspection integrated in controllers. Choosing the right based PC-based automation platform can make them even better.

By Todd Jarvey
Courtesy: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT
Sensors, Vision March 3, 2022

Peripheral vision benefits for machines

MIT researchers have found similarities between how some computer-vision systems process images and how humans see out of the corners of their eyes.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: BitFlow
Sensors, Vision December 17, 2021

Industrial networks delivering bandwidth for vision sensors

CoaXPress 2.0 (CXP 2.0) and 10GigE Vision (10 GigE) are the two most popular interfaces for machine vision and discrete sensors; CXP 2.0 has advantages in flexibility, speed, bandwidth and cable length.

By Donal Waide
Zongfu Yu, Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow at UW-Madison. Courtesy: UW-Madison
Sensors, Vision November 10, 2021

Angle sensor allows microscopic measurements at video speeds

An ultra-compact angle sensor built from flat optics captures these measurements at 30 frames per second, which will allow for more accurate and precise measurements of tiny atomic materials.

By Jason Daley
Courtesy: Adlink
Sensors, Vision October 6, 2021

AI vision for monitoring manufacturing and industrial environments

Manufacturers can benefit from AI machine vision technologies by increasing uptime, leverage preventive maintenance and more.

By Chia-Wei Yang
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Vision October 6, 2021

Machine vibration analysis benefits for manufacturers

Vibration analysis allows early detection of wear, fatigue and failure in rotating machinery because vibration occurs in all rotational assets, but generally highlights an issue discovered by higher readings and particular frequencies.

By Jason Tweedy
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