Made to fit into high-speed machine vision systems, the three-chip camera measures 44 x 44 x 78mm, and weighs just 5.47 oz. It has an RGB micro prism system, 570 TV resolution, and a 1/3-inch IT-CCD sensor (410,000 pixels). Easy integration is possible with a C-mount lens flange, on-screen menu, RS-232 serial interface, and a 2:1 interlaced scanning system. It is made for color web inspection, food sorting, packaging, color printing and other high-speed color imaging tasks.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.