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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.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.