Category Archives: Machine Vision

Line Scan Cameras for Web Inspection

May 14, 2013

Despite the fact that they have been around for several decades, line scan cameras remain perplexing to many in the machine vision industry. Two-dimensional “area” cameras are still the norm in many circles – likely because they are more like … 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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Social Media – More Than A Daily Dose of Machine Vision

Apr 12, 2013

Even though I’m considered a techie guy (I won’t mention how many Apple devices I own ;-)), I am still a bit “old school” with respect to social media. I don’t tweet, or “whisper”, I’m not on Google+, and don’t … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung! Or has it?

Mar 30, 2013

If you’re still waiting for the ice and snow to melt like I am, then you may find yourself stuck indoors for just a little bit longer. While you’re biding your time, I’ve prepared a light sample of what has … Continue reading

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Machine Vision Design for Performance and Cost

Mar 28, 2013

We all want to pay as little as possible for the things we buy. Sometimes this means we only purchase for the performance we need. We don’t purchase top grade gasoline just because the oil company says it will enhance … 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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Six more weeks of winter? Another reading list to help get you through.

Mar 4, 2013

In keeping with my weather theme, it amazes me how every month of the winter seems to inspire an endless supply of conversation topics. With weather systems that are constantly changing, it’s a wonder we have anything else to talk … Continue reading

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Spectral Cognisance 4 – Is Lux more than Luxury?

Feb 15, 2013

Coming from a Machine Vision World, “Lux” and Human Vision have been a mystery to me for a long time. Thankfully, we have had some customers in the application of human vision and I’ve been able to remedy this situation. … Continue reading

Posted on by Matthias in CMOS, Color imaging, Image Sensors, Machine Vision | Leave a comment

3D Laser Triangulation Calibration

Feb 5, 2013

In many applications, 2D cameras are used to produce 3D imaging for general purpose inspections. There are many applications that benefit from 3D inspection, including reverse engineering, electronics, food and auto parts inspection, and recreational or sport simulation. There are … Continue reading

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