Machine Vision Systems

Services, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Dimensional Inspection Services Provider Q-PLUS Labs, Inc. to Exhibit at 2016 Space Tech Expo

May 23, 2016

Irvine, CA – Q-PLUS Labs Inc., a premier full service dimensional measurement and inspection laboratory and distributor of measuring and inspection equipment systems and accessories, announces it will be an exhibitor at SpaceTechExpo in Pasadena, CA. The show’s exhibition hall will have exhibits “covering satellite systems, launch vehicle and spacecraft design, engineering, testing, and... Read More

Automatic ID, Vision Systems

Microscan Honored by Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Awards Program

May 6, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification,and lighting solutions, announced today that its MicroHAWK® Platform was recognized by the judges of the annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. Microscan was honored with a bronze-level... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit machine vision applications.

May 4, 2016

Designed for pixels that are ≤2.2 µm, TECHSPEC® UC Series provides resolution of >200 lp/mm across sensor and is built specifically for machine vision working distances and resolution requirements. RoHS-compliant ultra-compact lenses are available in 5 focal lengths from 4–25 mm. Although lenses are optimized for 1/2.5 in. sensors, number of focal lengths support sensors up to 1/1.8 in. Compatible with C-mount cameras, lenses feature locking iris and focus adjustment with recessed set screws. Read More

Robotics, Vision Systems

Microscan Presents Advanced Vision Topics and VGR at the Vision Show 2016

April 26, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, announces that it will present vision-guided robotics at its booth, offer considerations for robotics vision software at AIA’s HOT Corner discussion series, and instruct a lighting course as part of the AIA Certified Vision Professional (CVP) training program taking place... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Handheld Multimodal Stroboscopes offer optimal light output.

April 21, 2016

Respectively, QB-LED and QBS-LED employ 40 and 118 LEDs to deliver 5,000 and 10,000 lux peak. Adjustable flash range of 30–300,000 fpm (0.5–5,000 Hz) is displayed in user-selectable units on backlit LCD, and flash duration is also adjustable. Menu structure facilitates access to common and special functions, and built-in Li-ion battery provides up to 7 hr continuous operation on one charge. While both models offer multiple operational modes and functions, only QBS-LED features Auto Sync Mode. Read More

Vision Systems

Data Matrix Grade Inspection and OCR with the XG-7000 Vision System

March 25, 2016

H2M Technologies, a French company specialized in the design and manufacture of inner and outer packaging machines for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, has integrated Keyence's XG-7000 vision system. H2M Technologies chose Keyence's XG-7000 series vision system because it has greater development potential and offers stable software.Founded in 1996 by pharmaceutical industry... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Telecentric Lenses suit volume inspection applications.

March 8, 2016

Available in 40 models with working distances from 40&ndash;300 mm and magnification from 0.5&ndash;8x, TECHSPEC® Compact Telecentric Lenses provide solution for machine vision applications. All offer in-line illumination option, which uses port to connect fiber optic light guide or LED module. RoHS-compliant lenses feature telecentricities of <0.2° and distortions of <0.2%. With fixed aperture and lockable focus, lenses are suited for assembly lines and factory floors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Pilz at the Hannover Messe - Automation Your Way

March 1, 2016

CANTON, Michigan – Under the motto "We automate. Safely." Pilz will be presenting industry solutions and services for safety and automation at this year's Hannover Messe April 25 - 29, 2016. The automation company will also be presenting its product innovations from the fields of "Sensor technology" - including a world first - and "Operating and monitoring". Safe human-robot... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Camera System aids automatic machine setup monitoring.

February 26, 2016

Featuring industrial 1.31 MP camera with Gigabit Ethernet and 6 or 4.5 mm prime lens, VS 101 enables TNC 640 mill-turn contouring control operator to monitor setup and machining result as well as view displayed faulty situations. Visual Setup Control (VSC), set up to identify incorrectly positioned workpieces and incorrectly mounted or missing fixtures, helps prevent faulty parts. Other features include DA 400 compressed-air unit and protective housing with proximity sensors. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Robotics, Vision Systems

Xilinx and its Expanded Ecosystem Showcase the Latest 16nm Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Technologies at Embedded World 2016

February 19, 2016

Demonstrations will highlight how Xilinx is enabling differentiated, smarter, and connected applications that are shaping the future of Embedded Vision and Industrial IoT SAN JOSE, Calif. - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and its expanded ecosystem will showcase the latest 16nm Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC technologies at Embedded World 2016. Conference presentations and demonstrations will... Read More

Vision Systems

Award Winning Image Products Aid Automation and Assembly Markets

February 19, 2016

Both the LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing and VeriSens vision sensors with Color FEX 3D color assistant won inVISION Top Innovations 2016 awards. Baumer's portfolio of industrial cameras and smart vision sensors are designed to solve challenges in the factory automation and assembly and handling industries. Baumer's LX VisualApplets cameras incorporate... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Packaging Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Microscan Demonstrates LVS Offline Verification and Print Quality Inspection at INFO*FLEX 2016

February 12, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, announces that it will demonstrate LVS® label verification and print quality inspection solutions from Booth #110 at the 2016 INFO*FLEX Expo, March 7-8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. At INFO*FLEX, Microscan will offer live demonstrations of... Read More

Vision Systems

Vision Sensors handle difficult detection applications.

February 4, 2016

Maximizing stability and functionality of visual inspection, IV-H Series can replace multiple sensors, offering all-in-one solution for applications with multiple parts to detect. In addition to tools for shape and pattern detection, color detection, and position adjustment, sensors incorporate tools for width/height detection, diameter detection, and edge presence verification. Ethernet/IP and Profinet communication setup wizard enables vision sensors to be easily networked. Read More

Vision Systems

First Thunderbolt(TM) Enabled Industrial Camera from XIMEA is Officially Certified

December 10, 2015

Certification moves Thunderbolt™ enabled cameras to mass production phase for use in machine vision Munster – XIMEA made the next step in bringing unique Thunderbolt™ enabled cameras to industrial and scientific users. First model in the line was formally certified and can now enter into range of other standard product camera lines offered by XIMEA. More models with new high quality... Read More

Vision Systems

Microscan Hosts 3-Day Advanced Machine Vision Training Course

December 1, 2015

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, announces a three-day training course on advanced machine vision tools taught through hands-on exercises using Microscan's advanced Visionscape® Machine Vision Software platform. The course will be held in Microscan's headquarters in Renton, Washington, from January... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors Deliver Inspection, Sorting and Grading Capabilities for Nuts and Whole Food Products

November 27, 2015

Headwall Delivering Machine Vision Systems to Bratney Companies Fitchburg, MA - Headwall Photonics will be supplying its high-resolution Hyperspec® imaging sensors to Bratney Companies of Des Moines, IA, the leading provider of processing systems for nuts and specialty crops. These hyperspectral imaging instruments will be used as an integral part of Bratney's patented line of advanced... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Vision Systems

Develop Custom Robotic Picking Applications with MotoPick Software

November 11, 2015

Dayton, OH — MotoPick™ is a user-friendly, highly advanced software package that allows for the development of machine vision-based, high-speed picking solutions. This powerful software can synchronize multiple robots equipped with vision to pick fast moving product off a conveyor and place it on an outfeed device, tray or box in an organized arrangement. MotoPick provides building blocks to... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Keyence's LumiTrax Makes Easy Imaging of Challenging Part Features

November 9, 2015

LumiTrax technology provides a clear advantage for this industrial inspection and assembly equipment manufacturer. Since 2003, Vantage Corporation in Livonia, Michigan has been a leading provider of automatic inspection and assembly systems. The company designs and builds a wide variety of specialty products, including connecting rod gaging equipment, sorting devices for springs and other... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics, Services, Vision Systems

Z-AXIS Adds Pick-and-Place Line, Upgrades Existing Lines to Double SMT Assembly Capacity in Western New York

November 3, 2015

Latest purchase caps $600,000 re-invested in equipment in 2015 at electronics design and contract manufacturing facility near Rochester, NY Phelps, NY – Z-AXIS (www.zaxis.net) has added a new SMT (surface mount technology) pick-and-place line and upgraded its existing SMT lines at its electronics design and manufacturing center near Rochester, NY. The new... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Image Sensors come in high-resolution options.

October 19, 2015

Extending to over 25 megapixels, PYTHON 10K, PYTHON 12K, PYTHON 16K, and PYTHON 25K share common 4.5 µm pixel that leverages patented in-pixel CDS technology to enable global shutter imaging with Correlated Double Sampling. Image data is accessed through 32, 16, 8, or 4 LVDS channels, each running at 720 MHz, to enable readout speeds up to 80 fps for 25K device. Supplied in µPGA-355 package, sensors are available in monochrome, Bayer color, and extended NIR configurations. Read More