Machine vision guarantees quality in the automotive industry
However, image processing systems provide even after the production of vehicle parts and complete vehicles throughout their life cycle in numerous other applications for security or comfort.
Interview with our expert Jan Sandvoss
Polarisation imaging can reveal information on physical properties such as stresses in plastic or glass. STEMMER IMAGING polarisation expert Jan Sandvoss gives us an insight into this powerful technique and its possibilities.
With a flat illumination system and integrated light controller for automated generation of lighting sequences, the new CVS trevista FLAT allows easy integration of ‘shape from shading’ inspection for machine builders and integrators.
Offering 16 or 25 MPixel resolution monochrome or enhanced NIR CMOS sensors, the new Genie Nano-CXP cameras from Teledyne DALSA can deliver 80 fps at 25 Mpixel resolution.
Universities from all over the world participate in the Formula Student Driverless, a challenging engineering competition to develop the best driverless racing car. The municHMotorsport team relies on machine vision from STEMMER IMAGING to identify and evaluate track markings.
Clear Vision Systems (CVS), manufactured by Kautex Textron CVS Ltd are designed to keep vehicle headlamps or the cameras and sensors used in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems clean from dirt, dust, frost, snow, and pollution. They are manufactured at Kautex plants in the UK, USA, China and the Czech Republic. Specialist water tubing assemblies used in these systems are constructed completely by hand.
The use of small to medium-sized collaborative robots for factory automation applications is growing at a rapid rate. Many of these applications are pick-and-place, so the robots require machine vision to visualize the scene, process information to make control decisions and execute precision-based mechanical movements.