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Improving Quality with Vision Sensors Widely used in manufacturing processes, vision sensors detect flaws, verify correct assembly or packaging, and sort parts. Self-contained vision sensors, also called smart cameras, automate visual inspections that are too complex for photoelectric sensors but don’t require a costly multi-component vision system.
Sensors Oversized status indicator The WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series sensors are available in standard 10 to 30V dc or 12 to 250V ac universal voltage formats. They feature a 30-mm threaded barrel or side hole mounting option, IP67 sealed housing with EMI/RFI protected circuitry, and an oversized status indicator for clearer visibility.
Application-Specific Vision Sensors Increase Looking for better performance and lighter weight without sacrificing strength? Consider magnesium injection molding, which combines the best of plastic injection molding with die casting. One example is a prize-winning center housing of a hot new fishing reel.
Sensing a Change Looking for better performance and lighter weight without sacrificing strength? Consider magnesium injection molding, which combines the best of plastic injection molding with die casting. One example is a prize-winning center housing of a hot new fishing reel.
Choosing Lighting Tutorial Learn how to select the right dedicated lighting to optimize your vision application. You should find this tutorial useful if you plan on purchasing a vision sensor system or want to optimize your present vision application.
Choosing a Lens Tutorial Learn how to select a lens based on your application. You’ll find this tutorial useful if you plan to purchasing a vision sensor system or want to use your vision sensor for a different application.
Other available Tutorials: Vision Products - Theory and Q/A Photoelectrics – Theory and Applications Machine Safety – Theory and Products
Demystifying Vision Sensing Self-contained vision sensors—sometimes called smart cameras—are more economical and easier to use than multi-component vision systems and are more powerful and versatile than photoelectric sensors. As a result, they make more inspections possible and help improve productivity, enhance quality, and reduce cost. In this session, vision sensing experts explain how to decide which type of optical sensor is the best choice for your application. This webcast is moderated by Design News Contributing Editor, Randy Frank.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.