Video: The lingering effects of Stuxnet If you think that Stuxnet has been fixed and the threat is passed, think again. The whole experience is heralding a new era of cyber threats aimed squarely at industrial control systems. That’s the message from two cyber security experts in this video as they consider the next steps […]
IMTS 2010: Baldor talks motor efficiency At the 2010 IMTS show at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, CFE Media Group Publisher/Co-Founder Jim Langhenry interviews Product Manager George Weihrauch with Baldor Electric to discuss the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The Energy Independence and Security Act (“EISA”), which was signed into law in […]
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Industrial PC-based controls in embedded PCs, HMIs, or integrated I/O modules will help manufacturing serve needs of expanding global middle class.
A well-designed machine vision system enables manufacturers to improve product quality, enhance process control, and increase manufacturing efficiency while lowering the total cost of ownership. A good machine vision design starts with selecting a motion-vision integration type, based on the machine’s automation tasks.
Machine vision locates parts for picking by one robot and checks the diameter and location of the pipe before it is threaded by a second robot, without fixturing or accurate locating. The application may lead to a new generation of vision-enabled robots to improve productivity and quality for oil tools.
Cost-effective, high-performance machine vision tools help machine builders increase accuracy and throughput on a new machine design using four cameras, one controller, and high-speed communications.
Ask these questions as a starting point when considering a detection, inspection, or measurement solution using sensors, a smart camera, or a more sophisticated machine vision system. See checklist.
To determine whether discrete or vision sensors will be the most robust and cost-effective way to error proof a parts production, look at the level of complexity in the sensing required. See photo gallery and checklist: 8 ways to choose between machine vision or sensors.
Sick Lector620 image-based code reader equips engineers to track, traceability applications in a range of industries.
Mac335 from Pepperl+Fuchs can read small and large codes at distances ranging from 20 mm to 300 mm.
Sales of machine vision components and systems in North America soared 54% in 2010 to nearly $1.8 billion, according to figures released by the AIA.
PPT Vision’s Impact M500 series includes 12 new models each supporting multiple encoder configurations with direct digital inputs.
Balluff Sharpshooter ID vision sensor reads the most common codes on the market with high code module resolutions available.
Vision system reduces scrap in high-mix welding environment and paid for itself in 2 weeks, according to return on investment calculations. See images, table.
Sick’s Inspector Viewer offers compact, real-time, touch-screen monitor provides advanced monitoring and trending.
EVT’s expanded EyeVision system opens up new application ranges of robot control by the combination of a depth sensor and a normal camera via the Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect sensor.
Adimec’s Qs-4A40 and a Qs-2A80 cameras deliver performance of up to 170 fps with CCD-comparable quality through Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology.
BitFlow Karbon-CXP frame grabbers are CoaXPress 1.0 compliant, support from one to four CXP cameras and up to four CXP multi-links, for machine vision use.
In adoption of technology, machine vision standard plays increasingly important role experts say.
Teledyne Technologies Inc. and Dalsa Corp. announced Feb. 14 that the Teledyne acquired Dalsa. The companies announced on Feb. 10 that Dalsa received the requisite shareholder approvals to be acquired by Teledyne. Link to related Dalsa and machine vision coverage.
Dalsa released software for its line of BOA Smart Cameras, featuring optimized core processing capability, advanced inspection functionality, and greater ease of use.
1D and 2D codes can be obscured and difficult to read in many applications, because of size, quality, printing method, or environment. Because of higher accuracy, image-based readers are rapidly replacing laser scanners in a wide range of manufacturing and logistics applications, Cognex said.
High-resolution M-390 Smart Cameras deliver increased precision and speed to the asynchronously-triggered, four camera Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System from PPT Vision.