Category Archives: Cameras

Who needs Captain America when we’ve got Heroes with Vision?

May 27, 2014

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the AIA Vision Show in Boston. With some 2,000+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors this conference is not large when compared to other North American trade events but it is an important one. … Continue reading

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Technology @ Work. Liquids Packager Aims for Zero Defects.

Feb 25, 2014

Automation World recently featured a case study from a company called Sealed Air, and how they implemented a machine vision system to inspect the clear plastic liners used to store liquids. Here’s a summary: Sealed Air, an Australian maker of … Continue reading

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Opportunity takes its own tenth birthday pic.

Feb 11, 2014

Last month Mars Rover Opportunity celebrated its tenth anniversary on the red (brown?) planet by snapping a selfie and sending it home. How does it look? It has suffered from the scarcity of local carwashes, but despite the dust buildup, … Continue reading

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Camera Link HS Raises the Roof on ROI

Oct 8, 2013

Consider a typical inspection system (Fig. 1) consisting of an area camera inspecting an object with 4 holes near each corner. The inspection system exists to confirm the size and relative location of each hole. The traditional CCD camera reads … Continue reading

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When Machine Vision meets the NFL

Sep 10, 2013

Where were you Sunday evening? As a football fan, I was watching the Dallas Cowboys Season Opener against the New York Giants, on NBC Sunday Night Football. This was a defining moment for Machine Vision: the first time that Replay … Continue reading

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Look Who Just Turned 40!

Jun 18, 2013

At home, I’m the unofficial “Tech” responsible for ensuring that our home computer network runs smoothly. At last count, we have a dozen different devices running on the network, including several smart phones, a few laptops, a printer and just … Continue reading

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Barcode Reading – Machine Vision vs Supermarket Checkout

May 7, 2013

Barcode reading is widely used in Machine Vision (MV) for part identification. But is there a unique solution that works for all scenarios? I frankly doubt it. The question still remains – why is barcode reading so difficult in MV? … Continue reading

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Light In, Light Out Cameras – Fiber Cable as a Game Changer in Machine Vision

Apr 29, 2013

It’s time for the machine vision industry to literally see the light and start to leverage the advantages of fiber optic technology. Let me shed some light on the subject for you. Increased consumer demand for internet content has spurred … Continue reading

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One for All, and All for One – A Flexible Approach to CMOS Line Scan Design

Mar 19, 2013

Our internal projects typically have names that are more “fun” than the part numbers that end up in our datasheets. I’ve been involved in projects with names ranging from star constellations and wine varieties to superheroes! A while back, I … Continue reading

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The Smart Car Project

Mar 12, 2013

Despite the astonishing advances in technology over the last 50 years, we don’t often combine these advancements into a singularly-focused, major project – something big.  The last one was the Apollo missions to the moon, where we used technology from … Continue reading

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