Automation is picking up quickly as technology rapidly develops, and things we did not think were possible even ten years ago are suddenly possible. Here are our top five picks for the biggest advances happening in automation in 2022.
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022
In recent years, the agricultural industry is increasingly—and unsurprisingly—turning to robotics, automation, and AI to increase productivity and efficiency. Without robotics, traditional farming methods struggle to keep up. In addition, many farmers are suffering to find an adequate workforce. The need for automated farming has never been more urgent. Here are the top 10 ways automation and robotics are changing the industry.
1. AUTONOMOUS PLANTING
3. CROP MONITORING
4. CROP ANALYSIS
5. FERTILIZING AND IRRIGATION
6. CROP WEEDING AND SPRAYING
7. THINNING AND PRUNING
8. AUTONOMOUS TRACTORS
9. SHEPHERDING AND HERDING
10. INSPECTION AND SORTING
Friday, 22 July 2022
Short-wave Infrared (SWIR) lenses are designed to operate in the 0.9-1.7 µm wavelength region. SWIR is close to visible light in that photons are reflected or absorbed by an object, providing the strong contrast needed for high-resolution imaging. SWIR is great for the Machine Vision and the Health & Sciences Industries because water vapor, fog, and certain materials such as silicon are transparent. SWIR imaging is also helpful because similar-looking colors visible to the human eye are easily differentiated using SWIR lenses.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
WHICH LENS IS THE BEST FOR MY INDUSTRY?
Thursday, 23 June 2022
Increasingly, packaging products require their own custom inspection systems to perfect quality, eliminate false rejects, improve throughput, and eliminate the risk of a recall. Some of the foundational machine vision applications along a packaging line include verifying that a label on a package is present, correct, straight, and readable. Other simple packaging inspections involve presence, position, quality (no flags, tears, or bubbles), and readability (barcode and date/lot codes present and scannable) on a label.
PACKAGING DEFECT DETECTION
PACKAGING OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION
PACKAGING ASSEMBLY VERIFICATION
Wednesday, 1 June 2022
In the food and beverage industry, packaging quality verification protects a brand’s image and prevents product spoilage, but the system requires precision. The following three vignettes highlight food and beverage inspection challenges and how they are solved with the right machine vision solution.
FINAL PRODUCT INSPECTION
CEREAL BAR INSPECTION
A HEALTHIER TECHNOLOGY
Monday, 23 May 2022
HOW EDGE DETECTION WORKS IN A FACTORY SETTING
5 TOOLS FOR ACQUIRING ACCURATE EDGE INSPECTION DATA
CHOOSING THE RIGHT EDGE INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY
Thursday, 19 May 2022
When setting up your automated vision system, the lens may be one of the last components you choose. However, once your system is up and running, your data flows from the lens first. That makes your lens choice one of the most impactful decisions that affect how well your vision system works for you.