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Resolution affects vision system quality. The image on the left was taken with 640x480 image sensor. The right photo is the same image taken with 1600x1200 sensor. Source: Teledyne Dalsa
Every vision system has one or more image sensors that capture pictures for analysis and all include application software and processors that execute user-defined inspection programs or recipes. Additionally, all vision systems provide some way of communicating results to complementary equipment for control or operator monitoring. But there are many types...
Resolution affects vision system quality. The image on the left was taken with 640x480 image sensor. The right photo is the same image taken with 1600x1200 sensor. Source: Teledyne Dalsa
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Smart Cameras vs. Multi-Camera Vision Systems and Other Choices

Industrial vision systems can improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match the application and ownership requirements can be confusing.
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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New Processors for Industrial Use

The new Sitara AM437x processor from Texas Instruments offers real-time processing and support for industrial automation protocols.
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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Softing AG Acquires Online Development Inc.

Softing’s software development and communications products are a great fit with OLDI’s product development skills in computing, communications and I/O modules, according to OLDI CEO Ron Monday.
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Petrochemical Expansion Gets Help From Honeywell Control Upgrade

Qatar Fuel Additives will use the integrated control and safety system to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies in its methanol and MTBE production.
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Sick: Bar Code Scanners

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Mitsubishi: All-in-One Motor Controller

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Elmo Motion Control: High Power Density Servo Drive

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Upgrading That '70s Interface

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How Omron Uses Big Data

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Advantech: High Resolution Multifunction PCIe DAQ Card

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Omega Engineering: Low Profile Compression Load Cells

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GE Intelligent Platforms: Industrial Internet Operator Interface

The GE QuickPanel+ integrates control and view, and also lets you archive data.
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