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Being able to curve multiple image sensors simultaneously opens up the ability to scale the process. Curving a sensor improves image quality without complex lenses

The 2018 winners Photoneo. Credit: Messe Stuttgart

Interested parties have until the 11 August to submit their entries for the prize for innovation in machine vision

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Isabel Yang from the China Machine Vision Union gave an update on the vision market in the country during the EMVA business conference

News

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26 July 2021

Being able to curve multiple image sensors simultaneously opens up the ability to scale the process. Curving a sensor improves image quality without complex lenses

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The 2018 winners Photoneo. Credit: Messe Stuttgart

26 July 2021

Interested parties have until the 11 August to submit their entries for the prize for innovation in machine vision

Image: Messe Stuttgart

12 July 2021

The trade fair will take place from 5 to 7 October. Florian Niethammer at Messe Stuttgart said: 'We are sensing enormous anticipation'

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06 July 2021

The involvement by Sinovation and its founder Dr Kai-Fu Lee strengthens Prophesee's presence in China

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30 June 2021

Michael Ersoni, Excelitas executive vice president, said the acquisition will enable Excelitas to provide 'deeper end-to-end customer solutions across the life science and industrial markets'

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23 June 2021

A new time-of-flight depth sensor with a field of view of 360° x 60° has been announced by optical design firm Jabil Optics

Investment in automation equipment is being made in battery production. Credit: Kuka

14 June 2021

The VDMA pointed to a number of green technologies – including plans for the sixth largest solar power plant in the world to be built in Turkey – that are driving growth in automation equipment sales

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Dirk Engelbrecht, CEO of Andugo

01 July 2021

Greg Blackman speaks to Dirk Engelbrecht who is bringing the automation value chain together through his online platform

14 June 2021

Dietmar Ley, Basler’s CEO, was speaking during the European Machine Vision Association's business conference

01 April 2021

Greg Blackman reports from the Association for Advancing Automation's latest digital show on the advances being made using AI for industrial inspection

Features

Features

Using drones could enable visual aircraft inspections in under an hour. Credit: Mainblades

08 June 2021

Matthew Dale takes a bird’s eye view of aircraft inspection, where drones equipped with vision are replacing manual checks

A tunable LED light source offers spectral reproduction. Credit: Pro-Lite Technology

08 June 2021

Leslie Lyons, business development manager for light metrology at Pro-Lite Technology, says spectral camera calibration needs a spectrally tunable light source

Outfield analyses aerial images of orchards using machine learning to predict crop yield

01 April 2021

Farmers are starting to reap the rewards of robotics and machine vision, as Keely Portway finds out

White papers

Many machine vision applications such as OCR/barcode reading on bottles and containers, or defect detection inside threaded bores require inspecting features randomly located both on the part outer or inner sides, and on the top and bottom surfaces. This paper describes the advantages of using special optics designed for 360° inspection (either using a pericentric design or various lens/mirror combinations) versus multi-camera systems or line-scan imaging.

Hybrid AI helps designers and integrators balance the best solution and integration with existing infrastructure as they navigate through Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.

Ruggedised lenses address some of the challenges faced in environments with high levels of vibration, shock, and moisture. Edmund Optics explores the features and advantages of different types of ruggedisation in imaging lenses.

Webcasts

This webinar looked at new spectral imaging technology, including lighting techniques, prism-based cameras, and how it's used in food and waste sorting

This webcast presented the capabilities of some of the latest 3D vision equipment, including two triangulation sensors, new software tools, and a talk about capturing 3D scenes in motion

The panellists discussed the latest advances in neural network-based approaches to vision applications, and gave advice on what engineers should focus on to develop a successful AI vision project

Press releases

26 July 2021

The Vision Sensor LM from Imago Technologies combines line scan technology with the advantages of a freely programmable mini smart camera

26 July 2021

Sick has launched a compact and powerful all-in-one 2D vision sensor, the InspectorP61x

26 July 2021

Matrix Vision has equipped the new MvBlueNaos camera modules with a PCI Express interface