Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System allows users to perform up to four
unique inspections that can be initiated independently-at different times or
simultaneously-utilizing a single vision processor.
Unlike other smart cameras, no PC is required for configuring and
operating the Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System. The M-Series
embedded M40 processor eliminates the need for a separate computer for
programming and operation. The M40 Processor utilizes PPT Vision's universal Impact
software, which works with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system and
features direct connections to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The M40 Processor
utilizes the Windows XP operating system to simply transmit data and images, connecting
directly to databases, SCADA systems and other business system software.
M-Series embedded vision processor's proficiencies are useful in manufacturing
industries such as electronics, pharmaceutical, medical devices, consumer
products and automotive. The M-Series embedded vision processor is a useful solution
for inspecting dimensions, coplanarity, positioning and identification
markings-both human readable text labels and barcodes. M-Series vision
systems can be used for differentiating parts, locating defects and detecting
flaws on 4 sides of a part. Typical applications include inspecting
electronic connectors, correct part seating during die stamping, and detection
of fill level and cap position on bottles.
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.
ABI Research, a firm based in the UK that specializes in analyzing global connectivity and other emerging technologies, estimates there will be 40.9 billion active wirelessly interconnected “things” by 2020. The driving force is the usual suspect: the Internet of Things.
Just in time for Earth Day, chemicals leader Bayer MaterialScience reported from the UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethane show on programs and applications using its materials to help reduce energy usage. The company also gave an update on its CO2-based PU as that eco-friendly material comes closer to production.
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.
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