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Gocator Firmware 5.3 is now available!

Machine Vision Technology

  Gocator® firmware 5.3 is now available for download from the LMI FTP.   The latest firmware version includes optical character recognition, barcode reading, and a number of new built-in surface and profile measurement tools for even greater performance and control.   Major Developments in 5.3   Surface OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Recognize and extract…

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Zenon SCADA Software Platform – What is HMI?

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What is HMI? Industrial control systems continue to advance, and in today’s world, the tasks operators need to complete can change frequently. To handle this complexity, you need flexibility and usability in your controls. That is the benefit of Human-Machine-Interface (HMI).   With an HMI based on Zenon, you can easily communicate with machines and obtain…

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Crossing the Uncanny Valley with IO Industries Volumetric Capture System

Machine Vision Technology

Microsoft has adopted technology from IO Industries to raise Virtual Reality production to new heights of realism and flexibility. The technology of video production, especially as it relates to VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), is about to take a giant leap forward. In fact, it’s about to jump a valley—the famous uncanny valley….

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Recycling with Specim Spectral Camera

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“Humans generated over 2 000 000 000 000 kg of solid waste in 2016.”   Global warming is not the only huge problem facing humans on planet earth. It is no news that the environment is becoming polluted due to our greed and indifference. Oceans are now the biggest single garbage dump on this planet.  …

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Machine Vision Lighting: How to Maximize Performance

Machine Vision Technology

Machine Vision Lighting: How to Maximize Performance   The primary purpose of a machine vision system is to identify features of interest in a target material. Once this data has been collected, the system will use the information to sort or grade material or determine whether defects are present.   Obtaining a good image is…

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Measuring Circular Edges with Gocator Smart 3D

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Circular parts and features are one of the most common geometric shapes found in manufacturing today. The ability to accurately and efficiently measure their diameter and roundness deviation have a direct impact on part performance and lifetime. Roundness contributes to function and performance in a variety of ways, not least of which is maintaining a…

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LINX performs deep learning applications with MVTec HALCON

Machine Vision Technology

LINX is the premier distributor for machine vision and automation products in the Japanese market. As part of the LINXDays in Japan, they built a demo setup to showcase HALCON’s deep-learning-based object detection.   You can download our example program here.   Components used: OS: Windows 10, 64bit HALCON version: 18.11 CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 GPU: NVIDIA…

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LMI – Surface Track Inspection

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In applications such as glue bead inspection, the engineer needs to verify the cross-sectional volume and shape of sealant along an irregular path at equidistant points.   To achieve this type of inspection would normally require developing your own measurement tool and manually instantiating that tool along an inspection path. However, with the new Surface Track…

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LMI: The Smartest All-In-One 3D Sensors for Superior Road Safety

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Paving the Way to Superior Road Quality and Safety LMI Technologies designs and supplies high- performance, non-contact, all-in-one 3D scanning and inspection solutions for an array of applications essential to the road industry — including high-density surface profiling, roughness measurement, rut inspection and more.    ROAD INSPECTION APPLICATIONS GOCATOR IN-THE-FIELD: All-in-One 3D Scanning Solution for…

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Know your fruits, berries and vegetables – make right sorting decisions

Machine Vision Technology

Detect blemishes Detect blemishes and bruising under the skin, define ripeness and chemical quality independent of the fruit colour and size, find and remove foreign materials like plastic, wood, paper, metal, or insects. Specim FX cameras can reveal much more than traditional colour and filter cameras or point spectrometers.   Achieve better quality, ripe products with optimized…

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Optimizing the Food Sorting Process with Imaging Technology

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World’s population will exceed 8 billion people In recent years, there has been growing importance placed on issues of food safety and quality control. It is estimated that by 2025, the world’s population will exceed 8 billion people, with most growth occurring in developing countries. To meet the demands of this growing population, food supply will need…

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Enhancing Automotive Parts Inspection with Machine Vision

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Matrix Design Integrates Teledyne DALSA’s Genie Nano Camera to Help Automotive Parts Manufacturer Ensure Product Quality and Increase Productivity   Automotive parts inspection is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of vehicles. With manufacturers seeking to realize the highest level of efficiency and precision in production, it is essential for an inspection system to…

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How to record data with Hyperspectral Camera?

Machine Vision Technology

Providing More Details to your object   Witness the difference between traditional RGB and hyperspectral cameras. Click here for more information on Specim. Please follow and like us:

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Five Factors in choosing the Right Lens for your Imaging System

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     Sensor size Collection of light from the scene and project onto the image    sensor. Choosing the right lens for the size of the sensor ensures that light is directed by the lens onto the entire surface of the sensor so that it is fully illuminated.   Ensure the image circle of the lens…

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FUJINON lenses’ unique “4D High Resolution” performance

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    “4D High Resolution” is high resolution performance unique to FUJINON lenses. It maintains a highly consistent image sharpness from the center to the edges, while mitigating degradation of resolution caused by changes in the shooting distance or aperture. This enables consistent delivery of high-resolution images under a wide variety of installation and shooting…

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The Benefit of having a Machine Vision System

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What is Machine Vision System? Machine vision is the application of digital sensors (wrapped in cameras with dedicated optics) that allow a computer to look at images, live or recorded and figure out what’s in them. This has certainly jump start the Industrial 4.0, which means robots are able to do more than just repetitive…

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The founders of Deep Learning 

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In the Beginning – Alan Turing In the process of trying to imitate an adult human mind we are bound to think a good deal about the process which has brought it to the state that it is in. We may notice three components. (a) The initial state of the mind, say at birth (b)…

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What is Spectral technologies?

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In this section you are invited to read about some terms that might be interesting to know for the implementation of hyperspectral technology in industrial applications. This section will be continuously extended. What is Chemical Colour Imaging? What is Hyperspectral Imaging? Hyperspectral imaging, like other spectral imaging, collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic…

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3D Machine Vision

Machine Vision Technology

  In industrial applications, e.g., within the Industrial Internet of Things, 3D vision is the acquisition, processing, and utilization of image-derived three dimensional data to affect or control a mechanical system or process. This allows to realize applications that could not be solved with 2D approaches. Technologies like “3D scene flow” can even be used…

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Trigger to Image Reliability (T2IR)

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Introducing T2IR Seeing is Believing If your machine vision system shows you something, you’d like to be able to trust it. But the reality is that a lot can go wrong in a complex imaging system. If your system is a “black box”, how can you tell if your data is complete and correct—is it…

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Introducing TurboDrive

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Introducing TurboDrive Break the GigE Limit TurboDrive is a mode of operation used to push past the gigabit Ethernet speed ceiling, allowing a GigE Vision cameras to send pixel information at a rate in excess of 125 MB/s and speeding up line and frame rates beyond the nominal link capacity. How much more speed does TurboDrive…

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