Area Scan Camera

Area-Scan Or Line-Scan Cameras

There seems to be endless options from which machine vision integrators can choose when it comes to designing an inspection system. Quite possibly the most critical option is whether to use area-scan or line-scan cameras. While the roles they perform are similar, the technology employed in each is miles apart in how they capture any […]

Kitchen Robots

Kitchen Robots

Every day in kitchens throughout the world, people prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often times it is as simple as popping something in the microwave or may involve preparing a meal from scratch.  However, after a long, stressful day sometimes people just don’t want to bother. Imagine coming home and plopping all the ingredients into […]

Laser Diode

Laser Diode

An injection laser diode (ILD), diode laser, or laser diode (LD), is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which a laser beam is created at the diode’s junction.  Laser diodes can directly convert electrical energy into light. Driven by voltage, the doped p-n-transition allows for recombination of an electron with a hole. Due to the […]

solar Cell

Mirrors And Fresnel Lenses

Solar power has been utilized for many years, however, if it is going to play a major role in the future of energy, it’s going to have to get bigger and far more efficient. Concentrating solar power can be the answer to solving both issues, as concentration paves the way for larger, higher-efficiency solar power […]

Portable Scanner

Portable Scanners

Smaller, portable scanners are popping up in many different areas. Some are marketed to reach the average consumer who would rather scan and digitize their personal items. Handheld image scanners are suitable for recording any kind of document, including letters, invoices, blueprints and plans. Typically, a handheld image scanner requires you to place the device […]

Medical Proton Imaging

Medical Proton Imaging

The recent research on medical proton imaging is by and large motivated by the desire to gather information using a less invasive source such as X-rays.  With the use of a proton microscope, it is possible to image biological tissue without leaving any radiating material behind in the tissues of the patient. Proton beam therapy […]

Laser Cutter

What Is Laser Technology

To answer the question, what is laser technology and where it can be used, it’s important to understand exactly to what the term laser refers. The term itself originated as an acronym ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. in other words, ‘laser’ is a device that emits light through the process of optical amplification, […]

Sorting Trash

Sorting Trash With AI-Assisted Robots

Most municipalities across the United States are drowning under the growing mounds of trash and recyclable materials. The situation is reaching epic proportions, as the refuse companies simply cannot keep up. Sorting trash with AI-assisted robots is one way they are working to stay on top of the problem. Historically, China has recycled the bulk […]

Robotic Automation

Bin Picking With 3D Robots

In the United States the unemployment rate is at its lowest in nearly fifty years. As a result, the need to automate bin picking is urgent. In the U.S., where 38% of the manufacturing labor force moves parts between bins and manufacturing machines, 500,000 jobs remain unfilled.

Veterinary Catheters

3D Vision-Guided Technology To Package Veterinary Catheters

In the past several years, an increasing amount of companies world-wide have seen the benefits of using machine and robotic vision technology for bin picking tasks. Many UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association) members are now involved in bin picking applications using 3D vision technology, according to managing director of UKIVA, Allen Anderson. Applications are varied, […]