The VA40 factory automation vision appliance provides end-users and system integrators with a high performance, easy-to-use, compact machine vision system for single or multiple camera inspections. iPD has developed their vision appliances with the two primary vision requirements in mind: power and ease of use. They offer flexibility, speed and choice of camera to match your application needs.
An array of mini sensors are poised to change the costly and resource-intensive process of fighting corrosion in industries such as aerospace, shipping, mining, oil and gas.
Industrial automation company, Rockwell Automation, has appointed Les Cutajar as its standard drives product manager. With 14 yearsâ€™ sales experience with the company, Cutajar believes his role represents an opportunity to emphasise the commitment that Rockwell Automation has made to the drives market in Australia.
Industrial drives technology in Australia and New Zealand sits on the threshold of major change as old barriers to progress are broken down by new technologies, spurred on by unstoppable demands of greater workplace safety and efficiency
Omron's ZFV vision sensor delivers real-time inspection in a sensor format with simple and quick set-up through an integrated LCD monitor. Optics and illumination are integrated in a single package. It consists of two separate components, a sensor head with an integrated light source and a controller.
A new breed of vision system has arrived - Vision Appliances. Powerful and compact, yet friendly, cost effective and easy-to-use, they have been designed for production personnel who are busy looking after their day to day production processes
The NI Vision 8 development module is a comprehensive suite of vision software tools that engineers, integrators and machine builders can use to improve system efficiency and increase quality control in the manufacturing process. The Vision 8 development module combines a collection of vision libraries with acquisition software for thousands of cameras, including those based on the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection standard, all optimised for common programming environments like NI LabVIEW and Microsoft C++, Visual Basic and .NET. In addition, the Vision 8 development module includes new algorithms for golden template comparison, optical character verification (OCV) and data matrix grading that are designed to help engineers identify packaging and assembly errors earlier in production.
Sensors which are able to predict when mechanical parts in machinery and transport will breakdown before they actually do could be introduced by 2010, slashing maintenance costs across the manufacturing, automotive and plant machinery industries.