Most sheet metal fabricators seek ways to improve productivity and become more efficient to stay competitive. Automation has evolved significantly in the past few years, and a growing number of solutions can provide significant value to companies.
The American Welding Society estimates a 400,000-worker shortage by 2024. The urgent need for more welders and higher skill levels among welding personnel is widely known and accepted in the U.S. manufacturing industry.
There is significant competition in the market between different cutting technologies, whether they are intended for sheet metal, tubes or profiles. There are those that use methods of mechanical cutting by abrasion and others that prefer thermal methods.
Allied Vision's compact and light weight Alvium SWIR (short wave infrared) cameras are the ideal choice to build cost-effective OEM systems used in embedded and machine vision applications. The cameras support a spectral range from 400 nm to 1700 nm at high quantum efficiencies. This allows to capture images in both the visible and SWIR spectra with a single camera and enables users to reduce overall system costs! Equipped with Sony's IMX990 and IMX991 SenSWIR InGaAs sensors, Alvium SWIR cameras deliver high image quality and frame rates. This makes them well suited for drones or handheld devices used in various industries such as, agriculture, mining, solar cell inspection or medical.