Infrared

Metal heads

Vision systems are used throughout various metal processing tasks, from pressing aluminium parts to automotive welding all the way to shredding scrap metal, as Rob Coppinger 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

Heat of battle

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

Illuminating solar

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

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

Infrared endeavours

Warren Clark explores how Belgian company Xenics has carved out a niche in the field of infrared cameras

On a different wavelength

Greg Blackman on how imaging in the infrared and ultraviolet, along with other non-visible parts of the spectrum, is being used to solve some unique inspection challenges

Looking for a fight

Stephen Mounsey investigates the development of low-light and thermal imaging devices for military applications

Beyond the battlefield

The market for infrared applications outside the military sector is growing, as Warren Clark discovers

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