Machine Vision Lenses & High Resolution Lens Assemblies for Universe Kogaku

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Universe Kogaku manufactures custom and standard lenses for robotics and other machine vision applications. Lens assemblies for scanners, CCTV, CCD/CMOS, medical imaging, surveillance systems, and night vision systems are also available. Sensors are manufactured much the same way as memory chips or microprocessors; the main differentiator is that CCD sensors are manufactured under a proprietary process while CMOS sensors are a more innovative cycle for manufactures. Specialists in the machine-visioning realm remain divided on which type of image sensor is best suited for the myriad applications that are available. CCDs continue to maintain an advantage over CMOS sensors although the advantages and benefits are shrinking; both sensors provide viable options in the marketplace of machine-visioning. In the machine-visioning world, the evolution of and the uses for CCD and CMOS technologies is a debate that continues. Contact our application engineers for custom lens solutions. We’ll assist you with all of your design considerations, from robotic lens design to lens assembly and overall design specifications to budgets and timetables.

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  • Food Inspection Systems

Food Inspection Systems

Errors are unavoidable in the food production, packaging, and distribution processes due to the number of intricate steps involved. So it comes as no surprise that manufacturers are now resorting [...]

  • Robotic Weeder

Robotic Weeders

The agricultural industry is seeing an increase in the use of robots, AI, autonomous and self-driving tractors and other automated equipment. Alongside the increase in growth, the robotic lens industry has grown as well. [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Conveyors

4 Benefits Of Logistics Automation

A typical distribution center or warehouse receives stock of a variety of products from suppliers and store them until they are ready to be shipped to other wholesalers, retailers, or individual buyers. […]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Machine Learning

Neuroimaging With Machine Learning

Studying the human mind is challenging. Currently, most human brain studies are limited to non-invasive approaches, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This limits the examination of the human brain at the cellular level, which [...]

  • Delivery Robots

Neighborhood Delivery Robots

The days of heading out to pick up food from a restaurant are coming to an end, at least in Washington, DC.  A fleet of roughly 20 autonomous, knee-high neighborhood delivery robots recently appeared on [...]

  • Grocery Store Automation

Automation in Grocery Stores

The advent of online shopping ushered into homes across the globe, a revolution in convenience. No longer do consumers have to travel to a store to browse items and make a purchase. Instead, the store [...]

Machine Vision In The Food And Beverage Industry

With high-precision imaging, the food processing and beverage industry tests even hard-to-inspect products with absolute reliability. The result: 100% quality and ever-growing productivity. The need to manufacture products reliably, and without faults is more important [...]

  • Machine Vision

Machine Vision

In the realm of industry, machine vision (MV) is a form of technology and method used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for such applications as process control and robotic guidance. It’s a term [...]

  • 3D Printing

3D Printing

Although 3D printing is commonly thought of as a new ‘futuristic’ concept, it has actually been around for more than 30 years. […]