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Figure 2. Providing subject-matter experts with visual representations of data allows them to interact directly to solve problems. Courtesy: Seeq
Sensors, Vision January 29, 2019

Basic steps to take when applying analytics processing

Upstream oil & gas operations improved using data analytics.

By Michael Risse
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Sensors, Vision January 27, 2019

Vision-guided robot technology benefits

Vision-guided robot (VGR) applications are useful for manufacturing applications and are quickly becoming commonplace as technology costs continue to drop.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
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Sensors, Vision January 23, 2019

Four machine vision software advances

Advances in deep learning, 3-D imaging, and optical character recognition (OCR) software are among the major machine vision developments happening right now.

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Sensors, Vision January 22, 2019

Embedded vision’s role in augmented and virtual reality advances

Embedded vision technology is an essential component for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) environments and allows headsets to capture the world around them in an extremely compact space.

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Sensors, Vision January 21, 2019

Four machine vision industry trends for 2019

Industry trends impacting the machine vision industry include embedded vision growth, deep learning technology, and global economic uncertainty.

By Winn Hardin
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Sensors, Vision January 19, 2019

Machine vision use growing in food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry has been an early adopter of machine vision technology, which has inspired some companies to develop technology that meets stricter industry standards.

Zettlex supplies inductive sensors used for servo controls and motor encoders for mission-critical applications in the medical, industrial, defense, aerospace, and petrochemical sectors. Courtesy: Zettlex, Control Engineering Europe
Sensors, Vision January 8, 2019

Shaft encoders versus bearingless encoders: Technology types, applications

Should shaft encoders or bearingless encoders be used? Should capacitive, magnetic, or inductive encoder sensors be used? Where should design engineers deploy each encoder type and why?

By Mark Howard
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Sensors, Vision January 6, 2019

Embedded vision technology advances are key for medical applications

There is growing demand for optimized medical instruments that can provide a solution regardless of location or user expertise and machine vision is crucial in making those advances happen.

By Winn Hardin
In addition to various RTD and thermocouple sensors, different sensor construction types also are available: standard solid sheathed elements (top and middle) or a flexible trim-to-length sensor with a shorter sensor capsule (below), designed for quicker response times and better resiliency to vibration, such as the Worm from Moore Industries. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Sensors, Vision January 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, December 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in December 2018 included stories about the 2019 System Integrator Giants, Engineers' Choice Finalists, SIY winners, temperature measurement for process applications, leveraging process simulation, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Robotic piece-picking solution for intralogistics combines innovative grasping technology, intelligent sensors, computer vision, and machine learning to automate individual item picking in warehouses and fulfillment centers. Courtesy: Robotic Industries Association/RightHand Robotics, Inc.
Sensors, Vision December 29, 2018

Smarter robot grasping with sensors, software, and the cloud

Hardware and software advances such as improved sensors and the cloud have helped robot grippers enable safer, closer human-robot collaboration, ease of use, and flexibility for many different applications.

By Tanya M. Anandan