Metrology

3D Metrology

Not to be confused with meteorology, metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, which is crucial in linking human activities. Interesting fact – modern metrology has its roots in the French Revolution’s political motivation to standardize units in France when a length standard taken from a natural source was […]

Obstacle Avoidance

Time-Of-Flight Cameras

New and expanding ideas of how we look at things is growing almost at an exponential pace. Engineers, scientists and designers are always looking for ways to see things we’ve never seen before. One piece of this emerging technology is what’s known as Time-of-Flight (ToF) cameras. The easiest way of thinking about Time-of-Flight is in […]

Microorganisms

Ultraviolet Irradiation

Recent studies have shown that a wide variety of such contaminants exist at trace concentrations in all water supplies and in the air. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a method of disinfection that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to […]

Machine Vision Water Bottle Inspection

Using Smart Cameras to Check Bottles

In a recent article we talked about the use of machine vision in the ever-expanding food and beverage industry. Using smart cameras to check bottles allows for packaging facilities to inspect the entire bottle without anyone ever touching one.

Machine Vision In The Food Industry

Machine Vision Benefits The Food & Beverage Industry

With the advent of high-speed processing and packing lines in the food industry, the risk of an item being mis-labeled, along with the task of checking every single package, can, or bottle has become far more complex. The human eye simply cannot do it.

Thermal Imaging Smoke Stack

Thermal Imaging Cameras And Radar Technology

Businesses face many types of security challenges; from monitoring multiple sites simultaneously to preventing unauthorized entry, and theft detection. Designing a system to meet the needs of various properties can be complex and costly. This is why the automation and reliability of wide-area monitoring and perimeter systems are critical. With the combination of thermal imaging […]

Wastewater Treatment

Choosing Ultraviolet Energy For Wastewater Disinfection

Ultraviolet or UV energy is found in the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and x-rays and can best be described as invisible radiation. In order to kill microorganisms, the UV rays must actually strike the cell. UV, or ultraviolet light, disinfects waste water by damaging the DNA and RNA of microorganisms such as salmonella, giardia, […]

Drone Technology

The Use Of Drone Technology In The Building Industry

In the past few years, the technology built into drones has changed dramatically. Technology that was once only available to military personnel is now available in the civilian market, which allows many industries to cash in on the ability to use drone technology in multiple ways.

Laser Diode

Laser Diode Collimators

Laser diode collimators are used to collimate the highly divergent beam that is emitted by a laser diode. It consists of a laser diode holder, a collimating lens holder, and a high numerical aperture (NA) collimating lens, with a focal length f. The lens is housed in a threaded receptacle that is screwed into the […]