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01 December 2018

The new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these robust, powerful standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.

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22 November 2018

The 16 new compact industrial cameras (BVS CA) in the Smart Vision Solutions line from Balluff offer flexibility in image recording and high transmission speed of image information for mastering even highly complex inspection tasks.

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29 November 2018

New from Datalogic, SLS-SA5 is the second model of the Laser Sentinel safety laser scanners family. In addition to offering the easy programming of the first version with intuitive graphic user interface and high detection capability, the new model has even more features that will cover a larger variety of applications in factory automation and intralogistics.

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22 November 2018

Containing over 450 pages of the latest information on machine vision technologies, together with up-to-date information on products and suppliers, Stemmer has published the latest edition of its Imaging and Vision Handbook.

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13 November 2018

The new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these robust, powerful standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.

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30 October 2018

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes. The robot consists of an Ensenso N35 3D camera from IDS and two robot arms equipped with grippers to pick up objects. 

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09 October 2018

SICK has launched its fully-programmable TrispectorP1000 3D vision camera to enable reliable, continuous in-line product detection to be easily customised for robotic belt picking applications for the packaging industry.

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24 September 2018

Stemmer Imaging has signed an agreement with Odos Imaging (a Rockwell Automation company) for the distribution of Time-Of-Flight (TOF) 3D cameras through Stemmer’s entire distribution network of 19 different countries in Europe.

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07 August 2018

At PPMA Show Acrovision will show how, more frequently, vision applications need item-handling to optimise the image acquisition process, and demonstrate the break-through in using collaborative robots (Cobots) with vision inspection systems.

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28 August 2018

Featuring a large reading window, the PXV 2-D absolute positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in relation to track switches and changes to the code tape.

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06 August 2018

Utilising the power of IO-Link, Balluff has created a visual indicator line capable of directing, instructing and guiding operators in nearly any manufacturing task.

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06 August 2018

The forward-thinking product design of the R200 and R201 photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances.

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16 July 2018

Sick has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the SICK PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in handling smaller parts and components.

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11 May 2018

IDS NXT is a new generation of vision app-based industrial cameras from IDS. Individual tasks can be realized with the app development kit, new functions can be installed as easily as apps on a smartphone. From the end of April, a colour sensor model complements the product range.

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24 April 2018

Based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, SICK has launched a configurable, plug-and-play 3D detection sensor which harnesses the imaging power of the company’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties.

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16 April 2018

SICK has collaborated with Universal Robots to develop an entry-level vision-guided cobot system for pick and place, quality inspection and measurement. The SICK Inspector PIM60 URCap offers a simple yet powerful toolkit for creating a vision-guided robot task with minimum time and effort.

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27 April 2018

IDS will be showing the new IDS NXT vision app-based cameras and sensors for the first time in the UK at the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition. The app-based system makes it as versatile as a smartphone. Also on show will be the new Ensenso X Series of 3D stero cameras featuring high resolution 5 MP sensors and GPU-based image processing. In addition, Peter Dietrich will be giving two presentations.

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15 February 2018

XYZ Machine Tools, in collaboration with automation specialists Adelphi Automation, has developed a robot-based automation cell with vision system suitable for use on machining and turning centres.

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08 January 2018

With TwinCAT Vision, Beckhoff has incorporated comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system.

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23 November 2017

The new PyuEye interface for IDS cameras allows interactive programming of uEye industrial cameras from IDS using the object-oriented Python programming language.

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FEATURES

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08 October 2018

3D machine vision allows precise three-dimensional inspection and measurement of complex free-formed surfaces. Two of the best known techniques are laser line triangulation and stereo vision, but time-of-flight (ToF) imaging opens up a diverse range of depth perception application opportunities.

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10 November 2017

What makes a machine vision system robust? Robustness in this context is more than just reliability. It is a reliability that is maintained within the natural variations of the environment in which the system is being used, as this article from Mark Williamson at Stemmer Imaging outlines

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31 March 2017

From its earliest beginnings, 3D Vision has been the domain of a privileged few. It required specialist programming expertise to take the raw data output and configure it for different factory control networks. In turn, huge amounts of processing power and bulky equipment were needed – not to mention hard cash

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23 August 2016

KIA Motors achieves 99% read rates with Cognex barcode readers

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20 April 2016

A wide range of sectors can benefit from the resource and capability that robots can bring – and it won’t necessarily equate to a loss of jobs. In fact, it does quite the opposite, and can also enhance the career paths of human employees, says Earl Yardley, director at Industrial Vision Systems

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14 December 2015

SICK has launched its first ‘plug-and-play’ 3D vision sensor in the UK, the TriSpector 1000, delivering real-time 3D quality inspection in a self-contained unit that is simple to install and use

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27 April 2015

Automatic inspection by machine vision is leading to the dawn of the “smart factory,” eliminating errors resulting from human manual operations, improving quality consistency, increasing productivity, reducing production costs, and enhancing customer satisfaction, as this article from ADLINK Technology outlines

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07 January 2015

In spite of the difficult economic conditions that have prevailed in recent years, the machine vision industry continues to flourish and this multi-billion dollar industry is experiencing significant growth worldwide, writes John Haddon, technical consultant to UK Industrial Vision Association

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19 December 2014

Following his fascinating presentation at CDA’s sponsored seminar at the PPMA Show, we invited SICK UK’s Imaging and Measurement product manager Neil Sandhu to provide his insights into the ‘how and why’ of data and information coding. When combined with advances in imaging and vision, new opportunities are developing for automation and traceability.

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29 August 2014

A high degree of customisation is required for image processing systems – in terms of both hardware and software. This leads to more demand for modular system platforms, in which all the components combine to match perfectly. Kontron and Q.VITEC have developed a platform based on the CompactPCI Serial standard to meet these needs.

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27 August 2013

At the UK’s 2013 Total Processing and Packaging Trade Fair, Omron showed a 'smile calibrator' designed to measure, compare and even calibrate the smiles of visitors. People were invited to check the quality of their smile and even compare it against that of a friend.

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03 July 2013

Vision sensor technology is rapidly narrowing the gap on smart camera functionality enabling many more quality inspection, measurement and part validation tasks to be carried out at high speeds by lower-cost sensors that offer ‘plug and play’ commissioning and ease of use. SICK’s new Inspector PIM60 is a new vision sensor that combines dimension verification, position detection and intelligent measurement into a single device that challenges 2D smart camera performance.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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26 October 2017

Whether it's pressure measurement, temperature measurement, level control or flow metering – SICK offers a wide range of solutions for measuring liquids, gases and bulk solids.

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02 March 2016

For demanding operating tasks

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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10 November 2017

SICK Encoders and inclination sensors enable precise and effective speed measurement and position detection –turning received signals into data and sending to a process controller/cloud.

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09 May 2016

Fluke Ti450 complete with MultiSharp™ focus. Images are automatically focused throughout the field of view, even if you start from a blurry target.

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10 May 2016

RS inspection camera designed for tradesman and other professionals that want to live-view hard to reach or inaccessible areas.

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26 October 2017

Industry 4.0 is the digitisation of production and logistics - intelligent sensors are a crucial element. SICK provide dynamic and real-time-optimised processes now, for the future.

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26 October 2017

Unlike fences and doors, opto-electronic protective devices do not disrupt handling or material transport. SICK's comprehensive portfolio is ideal for hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection.

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24 June 2015

The mini USB 3.0 camera USB 3 uEye XC with 13 MP and autofocus featuring live Full HD video with 30 fps is very easy to integrate (32 x 61 x 19 mm).

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26 October 2017

Linear and rotary motor feedback systems with interfaces for the future provide commutation, position and speed measurement in a single device.

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26 October 2017

SICK offer all the choices for identification solutions – RFID, Laser-based bar code scanners and image-based code readers – so you can pick the best solution for you.

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02 March 2016

Ergonomic lightweight for mobile HMI tasks

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24 June 2015

IDS presents its first USB 3.0 camera model with 13 MP resolution (4192 x 3104, Full HD video with 30 fps).

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24 June 2015

Sony IMX174 sensor meets IDS’ USB 3.0 camera series

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26 October 2017

SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision - providing non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media.

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