Handheld barcode scanners are essential whenever specific products, clinical samples or work-in-progress (WIP) parts need to be reliably tracked without the luxury of a fully automated system.
Depending on how long a part or product needs to remain traceable, the relative permanence of various marking methods could be a game-changer. In the aerospace industry, for instance, parts could be in use for as long as 30 years.
As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems.
"The startups that have made it to the final competition are indicative of the levels of innovation in the machine vision and imaging industries," according to Jeff Burnstein, President, AIA. "I don't envy the job in front of our judges having to select only one winner."
White Paper - An Introduction To Machine Vision Toolkit
An efficient manufacturer must get products in and out of a cell quickly and reliably. Vision systems paired with robotic operations can put an operation at a competitive advantage by providing opportunities to make more and streamline the process
Will Knight for MIT Technology Review: Perceiving dynamic actions could be a huge advance in how software makes sense of the world.
With VisualApplets providing SICK with a wide range of new possibilities for application solutions, SICK's customer requirements can be adapted to their systems for a wider gamut of image processing applications.
Remi El-Ouazzane for Intel: The First Vision Processing Unit with a Dedicated Neural Compute Engine will Give Devices the Ability to See, Understand and Interact with the World Around Them in Real Time
Steven Levy for Wired: Google Glass 2.0 is here, and it's found a home in an unexpected place: Factories.
Phase 1 Technology, a vertically integrated distributor of high-performance machine vision and imaging system cameras and components, has been chosen as the premier certified distributor for Ricoh Factory Automation series of lenses in the United States.
XIMEA, the innovator of small size and high speed cameras, has released more models with Sony CMOS Pregius™ sensors and USB3 Vision.
Xilinx Demonstrates Responsive and Reconfigurable Vision Guided Intelligent Systems at Embedded World 2017
Xilinx's tools, libraries and methodologies infuse machine learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, and connectivity into vision guided intelligent systems
Machine vision in embedded systems Interesting live demo and presentations by experts
Machine vision integrator collaborates with leading Swiss software firm
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KINGSTAR Soft PLC - Replace Your PLC with an EtherCAT-enabled Soft PLC for Real-Time Motion Control and Machine Vision
The top machine builders are switching from proprietary hardware-based PLCs, like Allen-Bradley, TwinCAT, Mitsubishi and KEYENCE, to open standards-based EtherCAT-enabled software PLCs on IPCs. KINGSTAR provides a fully-featured and integrated software PLC based on an open and accessible RTOS. KINGSTAR Soft PLC also includes add-on or third-party components for motion control and machine vision that are managed by a rich user interface for C++ programmers and non-developers alike.