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Project change validator tool added to Matrox Design Assistant machine vision software

Available in Matrox Design Assistant 5.1 machine vision software is a new project change validator tool, which is a modification proofing utility that ensures machine vision systems uphold inspection requirements following any new project updates, according to the company.
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Automation market in North America continues to set records in 2017

Through the first nine months of 2017, growth records were set in the areas of vision and imaging, robotics, and motion control and motor technology, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).
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Q&A: Industrial automation, Industry 4.0, and edge computing

Jasper Hsu, Product Manager, Applied Automation, Advantech, discusses the latest from his company as well as topics including edge computing, artificial intelligence, and industrial automation trends.
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How to successfully deploy vision-guided robotics for flexible automation

In a free webcast on December 13, David Dechow, Staff Engineer, Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision, FANUC America Corporation, will discuss several of the challenges involved in deploying vision-guided robotics that impact today’s advanced vision-guided robotics applications, and the execution techniques that successfully address them.
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10GigE line scan camera series announced by Emergent Vision Technologies

New from Emergent Vision Technologies is the PACE 10GigE line scan camera series, which are designed to enable machine vision applications with low noise and high-precision functionality in ultra-high-speed environments, according to the company.
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3D Time of Flight company Odos Imaging acquired by Rockwell Automation

Odos Imaging, a developer of 3D Time of Flight cameras for industrial imaging applications, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation, Inc., which plans to apply the 3D technology to sensing products to provide solutions to a range of industrial applications, including automotive and general assembly, packaging and material handling, and logistics.
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Automated visual inspection station for in-line assembly verification introduced by Radiant Vision Systems

Designed to perform in-line assembly verification, the INSPECT.assembly system from Radiant Vision Systems is a turnkey automated visual inspection station that is configured to precise tolerances to meet production-level inspection needs of complex electronic assembly, according to the company.
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Standalone vision system targets small parts inspection

Machine vision solution provider and systems integrator Artemis Vision has developed the visionStation standalone vision system, which is designed to perform the inspection of small parts.
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Smart Vision Lights introduces its brightest linear LED light to date

Touting it as its most advanced and brightest linear light yet, Smart Vision Lights has introduced the LXE300 LED light, which delivers up to 100,000 lux and features a metal housing.
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10 ways non-visible imaging technology is being deployed today

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In this slideshow on non-visible imaging— which is one of the four topics covered in our Next Generation Vision Systems special focus—we look at 10 recent applications of non-visible imaging, ranging from the use of ultraviolet illumination in inspection applications to an infrared camera equipped-drone that was used to collect samples of gas from inside Italy’s Mount Etna volcano.
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