04 December 2014

Machine 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.

21 October 2014

Understanding 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.

21 October 2014

Vision 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.

11 August 2014

High 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.

25 July 2014

Discover the benefits of line scan cameras, including perfect, high resolution images, and the ability to image large objects.