Thermal Imaging and Vision Systems

Virtual and augmented reality in manufacturing

Originally developed as technologies for gaming and entertainment, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are rapidly gaining traction in the manufacturing industry. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains how VR and AR can be used in the factory to improve safety and increase productivity. More …

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FLIR Systems completes strategic investment for quantifying gas emissions

FLIR Systems has made a strategic investment in Providence Photonics, developers of advanced software used to quantify invisible gas emissions using FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras. Providence Photonics specializes in the development and utilization of advanced technology in the field of optical gas imaging while tackling some of the …

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MVTec expands distributor network in Southeast Asia

MVTec Software is expanding its partner network in Southeast Asia. The company is bringing on board two new distributors from Thailand and Vietnam, thereby expanding its strategic presence in these two important growth markets. SP Vision Technology Co. Ltd. of Samutprakarn, Thailand, specialises in powerful solutions for automated visual inspection …

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Resolve Optics contributes to space projects

Resolve Optics has reported on its active participation in designing and supplying robust optical systems for a range of different space projects over the last few years. Many different types of optical imaging and sensing systems are today used to observe and measure the Earth and the universe at large. However, …

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FLIR thermal imaging ensures trouble free recording

To provide the music industry with first class recording facilities, The Bieber Studio based in Offenbach in Germany, relies on FLIR thermal imaging technology.  Indeed, it takes condition-based maintenance very seriously as it minimises technical issues so sound engineers can focus on creativity. “Not only do we check the electrics …

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Cognex acquires SUALAB, a Korean provider of deep learning machine vision solutions

Cognex has acquired SUALAB. The acquisition will advance Cognex’s leadership in the field of deep learning-based machine vision, and the automation of visual inspection tasks in the industrial sector. The addition of SUALAB’s engineering team and the innovative technology they bring to the table is expected to enhance Cognex’s existing …

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UCF researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like vision

Much like some snakes use infrared to “see” at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras. The ability to enhance night vision capabilities could have implications in improving what can be seen in space, in chemical and …

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World first study with drone vision systems now separates living from the dead

Autonomous drone cameras have been trialled for several years to detect signs of life in disaster zones. Now, in a world first study, researchers from Adelaide and Iraq have taken this a step further. Using a new technique to monitor vital signs remotely, engineers from the University of South Australia …

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AMETEK Surface Vision strengthens leadership team with key appointments

AMETEK Surface Vision has announced sweeping appointments across its senior global team to support the business’s worldwide growth plans. Ben Wileman has been promoted to the new role of Division Vice President and Business Manager for Surface Vision. Moving from his last role as Division Vice President — Global Sales …

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2019 Quality Day Meeting dates announced for flat metal manufacturers

The Quality Alliance, a network of high-tech companies that develop and supply quality assurance and control systems to the global metals industry, has announced the group’s annual Quality Day 2019 meetings will take place in Spain in October. Designed specifically for flat metal products manufacturers (coils, sheets and plates) to …

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