Tag Archives: machine vision

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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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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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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Portable polarisation-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry and more

When the first full-length movie made with the advanced, three-color process of Technicolor premiered in 1935, The New York Times declared “it produced in the spectator all the excitement of standing upon a peak … and glimpsing a strange, beautiful and unexpected new world.” Technicolor forever changed how cameras — …

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Bringing the Apple experience to industrial manufacturing

The first mover into the Autonomous Machine Vision category, Inspekto, has launched its rich suite of applications for the INSPEKTO S70 system. Inspekto heads to Germany to share the news of how Autonomous Machine Vision brings the flexibility needed to increase per-line productivity and profitability to an extraordinary extent. Available from 7 May …

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Global machine vision equipment market is expected to almost double by 2022

Machine vision technology has been in the market for years. However, in advancements in technology and with the evolution of smart factory, the past decade has seen a drastic revolution in machine vision equipment. The $7.45 billion global machine vision equipment market is expected to almost double by 2022 to touch $13.62 …

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Sponsoring the next generation of machine vision experts

Young technology talent must be encouraged. This is the motto under which MVTec Software participated in the Smart Green Island Makeathon 2019. In its role as Silver Sponsor, the Munich-based provider of standard machine vision software supported the event, which took place from February 20 to 23 in Las Palmas …

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Top trends from Vision 2018

November’s Vision show in Stuttgart felt like a key moment of change for the industry. Four big themes came to fruition at the event, at least two of which felt like science fiction at the last Vision show in 2016. In fact, the show’s strapline, ‘Be Visionary’ has never felt so appropriate. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores …

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Inspekto launches S70 Autonomous Machine Vision system

Inspekto has launched the S70, the world’s first Autonomous Machine Vision system. The S70 offers powerful quality assurance capabilities in a small, versatile and practical package. Suitable for any handling method, product type and material, the S70 is up to the job, no matter what the visual QA task. The system can be seen first-hand running on booth 1D81 at VISION in Stuttgart, Germany. The S70 system can …

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Challenging machine vision misconceptions

The floppy disk was once the cutting edge of storage, its design slowly decreasing in size as technology progressed. Over nearly 40 years of popularity the common expectation was that the next step in storage would, again, be an even smaller floppy disk. But technological advances were to reshape the future of storage with an entirely new approach, that …

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