Newsletter | March 15, 2023

03.15.23 -- How Machine Vision Is Benefitting The Automotive Industry

From The Editor
Spotlight On Machine Visions
CoaXpress-Over-Fiber Breaks New Ground For High-Speed Machine Vision

To truly reap all the benefits of high-speed streaming machine vision cameras, the systems must be paired with cable technologies that can support transferring and processing vast amounts of data at high speed. 

Embedded Vision Vs. Machine Vision

The difference between the two lies primarily in image processing capabilities and size: embedded vision systems deliver compact efficiency, and conventional machine vision systems provide high performance and versatility. But the precise boundary between the two can be hard to pin down. 

Laser Peak Power Vs. Laser Average Power

Average power density is a good metric to understand continuous wave (CW) lasers, but it is not enough to understand what to expect from pulsed lasers. For pulsed lasers, you need to utilize peak power (and peak density).

Determine The Exact Laser Module For Your Machine Vision Application

Selecting a laser module to fit an application should be a fluid process. From identifying key specifications to testing and potentially customizing the final laser, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Industry Insights
More Signal, Less Background: Improving Signal To Noise Ratio

The path to improving signal-to-noise ratio – the ratio of the power of signal (desired input) to the power of background noise (undesired input) – is to reduce the power of the noise – less background.

Raptor SWIR - Helping In The Pursuit Of Happiness

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute are using Raptor InGaAs cameras to investigate the vast and complex network necessary for an organism to sense and react to the world.

New Xenon Jade Lenses By Schneider

The new Jade series is a set of high-end lenses developed with a focus on new sensors like Sony’s Pregius S-Generation 4. Jade lenses are optimized for use in machine vision applications.

Gobi+, A Real Thermographic Sensor System

Xenics Gobi+ camera and its thermography capabilities are a good solution for temperature monitoring. In addition to temperature inspection and fire prevention in an industrial environment, the Gobi+ is also helpful in process monitoring.

Recent News
Featured Multimedia
Precision Motion, Automation, And Positioning Technologies Explained At PI's IMTS Booth 2022

A quick overview of precision motion and automation solutions for laser machining, metrology, 3D printing, and active alignment at IMTS 2022.

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Detecting Illicit Drugs, Infectious Diseases, And More With Raman Technology

On Day 3 of Photonics West 2023, Krisztina Voronova of Bayspec shows us one of her favorite products, the SERS Reader, a mini variable analyzer that provides full analytical solutions for a variety of applications.

Featured Solutions
Compass 2 Metrology System

ZYGO's Compass 2 metrology systems set the benchmark for automated, non-contact 3D surface metrology and process control for discrete micro lenses and molds critical to compact camera modules found in smart phones, tablets, and automotive vision systems.

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Zygo Corporation
3D Machine Vision System: RV Series

Canon’s Machine Vision RV-Series is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. The RV1100, RV500, and RV300 utilize cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
High-Performance Lenses For Sensors Up To 2"

The Thulite Series Lenses from Schneider Optics are a set of high-end lenses for APS-C sized 2” sensors and typical machine vision applications.

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Schneider Optics
Compact InGaAs Line Scan Camera For Machine Vision: 1024LDM

Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace introduces their new LDM series of compact InGaAs SWIR line scan camera for machine vision, sorting, and solar inspection. The 1024LDM line-scan camera features high-resolution 1024-pixel imaging in the shortwave infrared (SWIR). Its square pixels are ideal for inspection of polished silicon blocks, ingots or wafers, hot glass bottles, and for use on continuous-process lines that apply transparent coatings which can be "seen" in the SWIR spectral region.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace