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How Multiple Degrees of Freedom Encoders Deliver High Accuracy

While OEMs can use several single-axis encoders to measure different directions, doing so is more complex than using pre-integrated and tested multiple degrees of freedom encoders...
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Vision Sensors for Inspection, Packaging and Robotics

Pepperl+Fuchs’ VOS 2D and SmartRunner Explorer 3D vision sensors highlight onboard processing and pre-calibrated capabilities for immediate use.
Beckhoff's new cameras feature flexible mounting options, a bandwidth of up to 2.5 Gbit/s and are tailored to industrial PCs.

Beckhoff Adds Cameras and Lighting to Vision Portfolio

Along with the TwinCAT automation software, Beckhoff’s new cameras and lighting create an integrated machine vision and control system.
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Renishaw Introduces New Products for Robotic Systems

The new RCS product line from Renishaw targets issues associated with manual set-up, calibration and maintenance of robots.
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Vibration Sensor Monitoring

Understanding the role vibration sensors play in proactive maintenance applications is critical to avoiding unplanned downtime.
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Bosch Rexroth Showcases its Adaptable Robot Effector

The new Smart Flex Effector from Bosch Rexroth is a sensor-based compensation unit for industrial robots and Cartesian systems with an active measuring function in six degrees...
Fraunhofer Institute used a Mitsubishi Electric robotic arm, an optical laser scanner and a controller equipped with AI software to develop an AI-driven grinding system for Düspohl, a German manufacturer of wrapping machines. Source: Frauenhofer Institute

Top Industrial Machine Vision Applications

From detecting difficult-to-find flaws and missing components to expanding robot applications and improving palletizing operations, machine vision technologies are rapidly moving...


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4K 3D Profile Laser Line Profile Sensor

The Z-Trak LP2C 3D profile sensor family for in-line 3D measurement and inspection applications is the latest member of Teledyne Dalsa’s Z-Trak family. The sensors deliver 4,096...
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3D Volume Sensor

The ZMX series 3D time of flight sensor provides a single sensor for volume monitoring. The ZMX sensor is installed over the bin to be filled and through the use of digital imaging...
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AutomationDirect adds Linear Position Potentiometers

AutomationDirect has released the Gefran linear potentiometers and accessories, used to detect position and linear direction movement.
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Faster GigE Vision Interface Cameras Engineered for High-Resolution Image Capture

Teledyne DALSA expands the Genie Nano 5GigE camera portfolio with high-performance ON Semiconductor XGS 45MP, 30MP and 20MP global shutter sensors.


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Pepperl+Fuchs' 2D and 3D Sensors

Perry Hudson, packaging market manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, explains how the VOS and SmartRunner vision sensors can be used for positioning, barcode reading, quality control and ...
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All-in-One Code Reader System

At Pack Expo 2023, Kevin Welsch with Sick Inc. showed off the company’s newest vision sensor system, which comes with everything need in one box. The Lector One Box for barcode...
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Industrial Cameras and Lighting from Beckhoff

Expanding on its TwinCAT Vision software capabilities, Beckhoff Automation has added industrial cameras, lenses and lighting to bring image processing directly into the machine...

AI and Machine Vision

In this excerpt from the "Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered" podcast interview with Kevin McCabe of IDS, we look at the benefits artificial intelligence brings to ...