Electronics, semiconductor & solar
Teledyne DALSA’s Genie Nano 5GigE cameras provide an ideal solution for high-speed data transfer over distances up to 100m using traditional Ethernet components. Using the 5GBASE-T interface, but with the added benefit of Teledyne DALSA’s TurboDrive technology, data throughput approaching 10GigE is possible, but at a much lower price.
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.
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.
A new approach to manual PCB assembly verification has helped one manufacturer significantly improve the quality of boards it manufactures for use in car audio devices. A self-contained camera system ensures that almost 50 components are correctly assembled before the boards move to the next stage.