Electronics, semiconductor & solar
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.
Teledyne DALSA’s new Piranha4 8k trilinear colour camera offers improved colour imaging at a lower cost using Teledyne e2v’s latest CMOS 8k trilinear sensor.
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.