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 […]

Optical Exam

Using Machine Vision For Other Optical Exams

The reason most people visit their optician or ophthalmologist is to have their eyesight tested. However, more than just a routine eye exam can be evaluated when the doctor examines the eyes. A simple ophthalmic exam can reveal signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, and in the future, the hope is it […]

Automated Sorting

What Are Vision Inspection Systems?

Vision inspection systems (sometimes referred to as machine vision systems) provide image-based inspection automated for your convenience for a variety of industrial and manufacturing applications. Though not a new technology, 2D and 3D machine vision systems are now commonly used for automated inspection, robot guidance, quality control and sorting, and much more.

Robotic Machine Vision System

Industrial Machine Vision Systems

Machine Vision is the technology and methods used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for many different applications. It is found in automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance. It’s a term that encompasses a large number of technologies, software and hardware products, integrated systems, actions, methods and expertise. As a discipline within systems […]

CCTV Security Camera

Four Reasons To Use Video Surveillance

CCTV security and/or video are quickly becoming the most efficient and cost-effective way to provide security in and around the workplace. The highly advanced technology of the modern security camera allows businesses to lower cost and risk by protecting their employees and assets through continuous monitoring of their facilities, grounds and parking areas. They are […]

Medical Marijuana

Analyzing Cannabis With Near Infrared Spectroscopy

The legal cannabis industry in the United States is currently experiencing a boom in economic growth, even though it is still illegal at the federal level and in about one-third of the states. To date, the industry in the U.S. hasbecome a nearly $11 billion business – a figure that is predicted to double by […]

Medical Imaging

Deep Learning-based Analysis

Radiological x-rays, ultrasounds and NMR’s are all forms of medical imaging that have traditionally required the flexibility of the human eye to detect anomalies within the human body. Since a computer is confused by busy backgrounds and image quality issues, it is difficult for a traditional machine vision algorithm to locate an object or region […]

2-D Barcodes

Using 1-D Or 2-D Barcodes

In most industries, barcodes of one type or another can be found. Barcode applications have transformed the face of manufacturing, processing, and tracking. Industries like food and beverage, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, distribution, aerospace and automotive industries, to name a few, rely on barcodes in one way or another.  They are found in every consumer […]

Storms Ahead

Six Tools To Best Predict And Track Storms

Earlier severe storm warnings, more detailed seasonal precipitation forecasts, and improved weather prediction capabilities are all critically important to public safety, national security, and economic growth. With improved predictability of impending severe weather, people would be able to prepare, or get out of harm’s way, could potentially improve agricultural yields, reduce aircraft delays, ship goods […]

Reconnaissance Robot

Use Of Infrared Cameras In Reconnaissance Robots

Various infrared and thermal-imaging devices help detect covert threats, objects, and suspects. Unlike standard image intensifiers that amplify low levels of light, thermal imagers are more sensitive to infrared (IR) light. Therefore, they are not susceptible to ‘blooming’, which is a condition caused when a bright-light source relative to the surrounding environment is directed at […]