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Precision packing

Greg Blackman looks at some of the vision solutions employed on packaging lines

Code leaders

Warren Clark explores the history of Microscan, a leader in barcode scanning technology for 30 years, and now making serious moves into machine vision

Mobile vision

Rob Coppinger on how machine vision solutions are being applied in traffic monitoring and enforcement

Does this scan?

Greg Blackman on the latest developments in line scan camera technology

Intelligent assembly

Alysium-Tech has carved a niche in the supply of digital cable, meeting the needs of machine vision and more, as Warren Clark discovers

Waste not, want not

Making recycling profitable is all about sorting waste to a high degree of purity. Hyperspectral imaging offers recycling centres a way to increase the purity of sorted materials and therefore their profits, as Greg Blackman finds out

Dynamic snapshots

Rob Coppinger exposes the sports world's latest imaging technology for capturing everything from athletes at a standing start to those running at high speed round a track

Code trackers

Rob Coppinger finds that vision systems are now required to track smaller and smaller markings that whizz past on ever-faster conveyors

Heat of battle

Greg Blackman explores the various imaging technologies deployed by soldiers on the battlefield

Programming power

Greg Blackman on the developments taking place within image processing libraries

Medical marvels

Warren Clark looks at applications of vision technology in medical diagnosis and treatment

Imaging games

Stephen Mounsey looks at the crossover between machine vision and video games

Window on inspection

The properties of glass can both help and hinder pinpointing defects in the material, as Greg Blackman discovers

Illuminating solar

Greg Blackman explores how automated inspection is improving the quality and bringing down costs of solar cells

Superb in CMOS

Cmosis is one of the industry's leading companies in CMOS image sensors - a position it has achieved in a very short space of time, as Warren Clark discovers

3D in profile

Greg Blackman looks at 3D imaging technology and the areas where it is used

Heavy metal

Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the heaviest applications of automated imaging, on trains, on trucks, and in safely storing vast quantities of highly flammable materials

Bottling uncapped

Greg Blackman looks at where machine vision is proving vital for quality control on bottling and canning lines

Lighting the way

Warren Clark talks to ProPhotonix about its LED and laser module business following the company's rebranding last year from StockerYale

Seen from all sides

Coupling vision with a robot can make for a flexible inspection system. Greg Blackman investigates some areas where robotic systems incorporating imaging are finding a use

Scientific strides

Andor Technology has carved out a niche as a camera manufacturer that excels in niche markets, as Warren Clark discovers

All-seeing eye

Stephen Mounsey takes a look at the cameras that are taking a look at all of us

Into connect

With the recent release of CoaXPress and the planned release of Camera Link HS later in the year, Greg Blackman explores how these two new standards will fit into the machine vision connectivity landscape

Does it come in puce...?

Technical progress and increased demand is seeing colour imaging advance from its established print inspection market to a host of other applications. Stephen Mounsey looks at the challenges of reproducing colours in machine vision

A measure of success

Z-Laser has been solving guidance and positioning problems for 25 years, as Warren Clark discovers

Spectroscopy meets imaging

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques, which combine spectroscopy and imaging, are opening up a range of applications from environmental monitoring and agricultural research to automation of plastic recycling, as Greg Blackman discovers

On the road again

Greg Blackman looks at some examples of intelligent transport systems in use for traffic monitoring and enforcement

Thin and fast

Line scan cameras are the go-to solution for high-speed and high-resolution inspection applications across several industries - but even in such a thoroughly established branch of machine vision, vendors are pushing developments at an impressive pace, as Stephen Mounsey discovers

A global player in vision

Sick IVP has grown from its roots as a small Swedish CMOS developer to a global player in vision, as Warren Clark discovers

Crime scene investigations

Greg Blackman looks at some of the imaging techniques used in forensics and criminal investigations, from the importance of CCTV to generating images of a suspect from an eyewitness account

How's that?

Greg Blackman on the use of imaging in sport, from ball-tracking technology used by commentators to advanced sport science research in training top athletes

Vision on tracks

How would you sneak up on a tank? With armoured vehicles now frequently equipped with low light and thermal cameras, covering all angles of approach, it would not be easy. Stephen Mounsey looks at vision systems for armoured vehicles

Soft progress

Stephen Mounsey looks at trends in the development of image processing software and libraries, and finds that usability is becoming increasingly important here

Custom solutions

Warren Clark maps the history of NET, a distributor turned manufacturer and solutions provider

Quality in quantity

Quality assurance inspections are the bread and butter for machine vision. Greg Blackman looks at some classic QA applications using vision

Surgical sight

Greg Blackman looks at the use of imaging in the medical sector, including advances in X-ray imaging and a diagnostic use of 3D scanning

Small but perfectly formed

Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the smallest cameras in the industry, discovering the limits of what's on offer at each size

Grabbing market share

Warren Clark explores the history of Euresys, a company that has been at the leading edge of image acquisition for 21 years

Inspection in HD

Inspecting the various components and production steps that go into ensuring every pixel on an LCD high definition TV - all two million of them - is fully operational is something that cannot be achieved without machine vision, as Greg Blackman discovers

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