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Balluff Publishes New RFID Catalog

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FLORENCE, KY—Balluff Inc. has published a new industrial identification catalog, detailing its complete line of RFID systems, vision sensors, supporting accessories and cables.


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3D Imaging System Ensures Perfect Paint at Ford Assembly Plant

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CHICAGO—Workers at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant have checked the quality of a vehicle’s paint job basically the same way since the plant opened in 1924—by eye. But the factory is now getting a new 3D imaging system that uses 16 computer-controlled cameras to detect the most microscopic grains of dirt in the paint.


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Considerations for Selecting Vision Systems

In the first of a series of primer articles on machine vision, the author starts with the most important component—the camera.
By Nathan Cohen
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Vision systems can help manufacturers reduce scrap, increase yield and discover better ways to assemble products.


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Walking Beam System Assembles Medical Device

Centrifugal feeders singulate and orient cylindrical parts.
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Farason Corp. has been designing and building automated assembly systems for more than 25 years. Based in Coatesville, PA, the company has designed automation systems for food, cosmetics, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, personal care products, toys and solar cells. The company’s client list includes Blistex Inc., Crayola Crayons, L’Oreal USA, Smith Medical and even the U.S. Mint.


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Choosing a Vision Interface Standard

Recently introduced USB3 Vision joins several other established standards, all of which increase component selection, simplify setup and expand the market for vision systems.
By Jim Camillo
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Component interoperability for PC-based vision systems has come a long way in a short time. The main reason for this quick evolution is interface standards, which the AIA, a machine vision trade group, began introducing in 2000.


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Borescopic Inspection Sharpens Company Focus on Quality

Alongside scenic countryside on Route 71, about two hours southwest of Chicago, sits tiny Mark, IL, with a population of 550.
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Mennie precision-machines transmission and fuel-system parts and assemblies used in mission-critical applications. Customers include Caterpillar, Bosch Rexroth, Saur-Danfoss, Eaton Hydraulics, Poclain Hydraulics, Allison Transmission, American Axle and Cummins.


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New Vision Systems See Invisible Spectra

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ANN ARBOR, MI—A new generation of machine vision systems can inspect parts using infrared, ultraviolet and other nonvisible light spectra.


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Free Webinar to Cover Vision for Factory Automation

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BILLERICA, MA—Teledyne Dalsa is hosting a free webinar, “Machine Vision for Factory Automation,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern time.


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Vision System Supplier to Award Grants to Colleges

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BARRINGTON, NJ—Edmund Optics, a supplier of optical components for vision systems, is awarding $22,500 in grants to university programs in optical science.


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Ensuring Reliability in Vision for Robots

By Jim Camillo
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Vision systems used to guide robots pose different challenges for manufacturers than vision systems used for part inspection. The biggest challenge is guiding robots in 2-1/2D applications, where guidance is used so the camera maintains a proper perspective of a part that is level but included in a stack.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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