Category Archives: Software

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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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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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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A Preview to Color Machine Vision Tutorial @ Automate 2013

Jan 18, 2013

On January 23, I’ll be presenting a tutorial on Color Machine Vision at the AIA’s Automate Show. Attendees who pass a subsequent examination will become Certified Vision Professionals (CVP). Here are a few key points to pique your interest in … Continue reading

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Fireside Reading for the Imaging Aficionado

Dec 11, 2012

Although I live in Montreal where the chilly winter weather gives us an excuse to stay indoors, the holiday season, regardless of your local climate, is another good reason to hunker down by the fire (or swimming pool?) and catch … Continue reading

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Fields of Technology for Machine Vision – Part 2

Sep 6, 2012

In my last post, I discussed technology names related to machine vision, to help you navigate this business. To recap, this Venn diagram illustrates computer vision’s focus on general vision algorithms and machine vision’s practical application of these and other … Continue reading

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GeniCam and SFNC. A Common Language for Machine Vision

Jul 24, 2012

A cornerstone of Machine Vision was created in the spring of 2006 with the introduction of the GenICam Standard Feature Naming Convention (SFNC). Before SFNC, every camera manufacturer offered their own proprietary set of commands to configure their cameras. Although … Continue reading

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Embedded Development Made Easy with Windows CE

Jun 19, 2012

What may first come to mind when planning the development of an embedded application is the burden of learning a new suite of concepts and tools. For instance, you might think that enabling your existing Windows application to run on a smart … Continue reading

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Turnkey solutions – the challenge of integration

Mar 27, 2012

As imaging experts, we are asked to provide imaging solutions to our customers. Most of the time, we provide part of the solution: a frame grabber, a camera, some software libraries, in other words, generic imaging components. Sometimes customers are … Continue reading

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Smart cameras – Dream Vision Systems of the Future

Feb 28, 2012

I believe we can safely say that vision systems will become more and more important in the future. Security, traffic, food, health products and medical procedures as well as production quality control will all require sophisticated vision systems and cost … Continue reading

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