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White paper
16 February 2018

Comparing the number and type of I/O connections of two embedded computers, their physical dimensions, and cost is straightforward; evaluating differences in computing power and power consumption requires an in-depth approach – read the white paper to learn about what you need to consi

White paper
05 October 2017

Machine vision is one of the driving forces of industrial automation. For a long time, it’s been primarily pushed forward by improvements made in 2D image sensing and, for some applications, 2D sensing is still an optimal tool to solve a problem. But the majority of challenges machine vision is facing today has a 3D character. From well-established metrology up to new applications in smart robotics, 3D sensors serve as a main source of data. Here, we discuss the parameters of 3D sensing techniques.

White paper
03 October 2017

Sensors are the heart of every vision system! From industrial automation to image processing, human-machine-interaction, or self driving cars - selecting the right sensor depends very much on the application and the desired output. Six important criteria will help you to choose a specification and select the optimal image sensor for your application! Enter your details below, or click here to download the white paper for free: https://imaging.framos.com/whitepaper-sensors

White paper
03 October 2017

Imaging lenses used in many industrial machine vision applications have special requirements beyond those of standard imaging lenses. The lenses used in factory automation, robotics, and industrial inspection have to work in specific and demanding environments, which could involve vibrations, shocks, temperature changes, and contaminants. Because of these environmental requirements, new classes of ruggedized lenses are being designed specifically to work in a multitude of different scenarios, therefore creating different types of ruggedization. There are three distinct types of ruggedization available: Industrial Ruggedization, Ingress Protection Ruggedization, and Stability Ruggedization.

White paper
25 July 2017

This technical note is an intermediate level document intended
to provide guidelines to systems engineers for determining the
resolution requirements for electronic imaging systems. We’ll do
this with an emphasis on:
a) the correct goals for each application, and
b) taking the total system (imaging chain) into account.

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Greg Blackman explores the latest advances made in scientific CMOS sensors and asks whether CCDs still have a place in life science imaging

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Denis Bulgin speaks to Mark Williamson and David Hearn, who both started their own vision companies in the UK 20 years ago and are both now at Stemmer Imaging

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Matthew Dale investigates a new class of highly-efficient image sensor that’s just starting to find its way onto the commercial market, all based on the principles of biological sight

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Andrew Williams on the uses and current state of hyperspectral imaging, along with the technique’s potential as an industrial inspection tool

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Stemmer Imaging’s series of technology days included talks from various lens manufacturers. Here, we round up some of what was discussed at the event

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Greg Blackman charts the meteoric rise of Chinese firm Hikvision, one of the top suppliers of video surveillance equipment that has now turned its sights on industrial vision