Thermal Imaging and Vision Systems

INSPECTRA – Bringing fresh ideas to food quality inspection

Inndeo, a Spanish company founded in 2016, uses Specim’s hyperspectral imaging technology to improve the quality inspection processes in the food industry by increasing automation. With this new technology, they can detect contamination and defects in the production lines and characterise different food quality parameters. From opportunity to an industrial …

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Tips for choosing a 3D vision system

With four times as many as colour receptors as humans, the Mantis shrimp has the most impressive eyes in nature.  Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision in robotics. Here, Nigel …

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AVT Reliability partnership with Teledyne FLIR will enhance thermal imaging offer

AVT Reliability has announced a partnership with world-leading thermal imaging camera manufacturer Teledyne FLIR. The partnership with the Oregon, USA, headquartered company, will enable AVT Reliability to offer industrial clients state-of-the-art cameras and software for the condition monitoring of assets, further enhancing its UK and Ireland thermal imaging offer. Lee …

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New Fluke ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager detects electrical discharge

The new Fluke ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager uniquely enables the detection of corona and partial discharge from a safe distance of up to 120 meters. Teams can operate safely, minimise the risk of fires and help reduce outages. The Fluke ii910 also offers greater sensitivity to detect compressed air, gas, …

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Graphene Flagship spin-off Qurv will develop imaging technology for next-generation computer vision solutions

Since its inception in 2013, the Graphene Flagship has focused on technological innovation and bringing new graphene-enabled solutions to the market. To this end, it has pioneered the creation of several spin-off companies in industries ranging from energy and materials discovery to biotech and optoelectronics. The newest member of this family is Qurv …

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Vision Components marks 25th anniversary

The German embedded vision pioneer Vision Components celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021. The year was duly kicked off with a major product launch: VC picoSmart, currently the world’s smallest embedded vision system. The anniversary will also be marked by a webinar series and a hackathon under the motto, ‘There …

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Concave spherical mirrors for Schlieren Imaging

Drawing upon its uniquely stable manufacturing environment – Optical Surfaces routinely produces the highest quality concave spherical mirrors for Schlieren Imaging systems in a range of materials including fused silica, Zerodur and ClearCeram. Over the years – the company has produced concave spherical mirrors for Schlieren imaging applications looking at …

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Inspekto launches the second generation of Autonomous Machine Vision systems

Inspekto, the global company that pioneered Autonomous Machine Vision, has launched the INSPEKTO S70 Gen.2, a new and improved version of its famous Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) system for industrial quality inspection. Powered by Autonomous Machine Vision AI (AMV-AI), the S70 Gen.2 supports an even higher number of use cases …

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FLIR machine vision cameras capture high-definition footage of NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars

On February 18th, NASA successfully landed the Perseverance Rover on Mars. This isn’t the first Mars mission, but it was the first time that the entry, descent, and landing of a spacecraft was filmed and broadcasted live for the public to watch and virtually participate in. Six FLIR machine vision …

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How to make the most out of your machine vision system

Eighty per cent of all human learning occurs through vision. When you consider how much information we gain through sight, it’s unsurprising that industrial robots also need to see to be effective. In this article, Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot supplier TM Robotics, explains the best practices for …

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