White Papers

Understanding Lens Design Limitations

By Edmund Optics
9 February 2015

White Paper Lead ImageDiffraction limit, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and MTF curves, and the effects of wavelengths on performance are all critical to the understanding of lens design limitations. This whitepaper, brought to you by Edmund Optics, will explore each of those factors in order to ensure your system offers the best possible performance.

The Multiple Smart Camera Myth When and How to Use Multiple Smart Cameras in Complex Vision Systems

By Teledyne DALSA
12 December 2014

White Paper Lead ImageBefore smart cameras made their debut in the market, PC-based systems with multiple cameras were used on the factory floors. In the early days, vision systems would have been used for inspection of the final product or verification of a sub-assembly, but today’s vision technology allows companies to include vision at every step of the manufacturing process

Basics of Understanding Machine Vision

By Teledyne Dalsa
4 December 2014

White Paper Lead ImageMachine vision (also called “industrial vision” or “vision systems”) is the use of digital sensors (wrapped in cameras with specialized optics) that are connected to processing hardware and software algorithms to visually inspect…pretty much anything. Machine vision is a true multi-disciplinary field, encompassing computer science, optics, mechanical engineering, and industrial automation. While historically the tools of machine vision were focused on manufacturing, that’s quickly changing, spreading into medical applications, research, and even movie making.

Understanding Lens Specifications

By Edmund Optics
21 October 2014

White Paper Lead ImageUnderstanding a manufacturer’s specifications for a lens can greatly simplify the research and purchasing processes. In order to know how a lens works, it is critical to understand specifications such as resolution, magnification, contrast, and f/#, which will be explained in detail in this whitepaper in order to optimize your system performance.

Vision Systems – What you need to know

By Teledyne Dalsa
21 October 2014

White Paper Lead ImageVision systems are a primary consideration for any manufacturer who is looking to improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match your application and ownership requirements can be confusing. Knowledge of the types of systems on the market and the factors to consider when integrating vision will help implementers keep costs low and inspection robustness high.

Optimizing Illumination in Line Scan Vision Systems

By ProPhotonix
11 August 2014

White Paper Lead ImageHigh quality illumination is the key to a successful vision system. Optimizing your illumination is critical to maximize inspection quality, speed and reliability. This is particularly challenging in high speed, high resolution line scan applications. This paper examines lighting technologies and techniques for line scan illumination. It also illustrates, through application examples, how to achieve the optimum performance from a line scan vision system.

Breaking the boundaries of smart camera and embedded vision systems

By Neil Chen
18 July 2014

White Paper Lead ImageAutomatic inspection by machine vision is leading to the dawn of the “smart factory”, eliminating errors resulting from manual operations, as well as improving quality consistency, increasing productivity, reducing production costs, and enhancing customer satisfaction. The result can be a distinct competitive advantage. Faced with limited floor space and budgeting for installation, operators are showing increased interest in small, compact, integrated, easily installed vision systems. Annual sales for such systems have grown at 30% in recent years.

Understanding Line Scan Camera Applications

By Teledyne DALSA
25 June 2014

White Paper Lead ImageDiscover the benefits of line scan cameras, including perfect, high resolution images, and the ability to image large objects.