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Introduction to Machine Vision

Get the basics of how machine vision technology works and why it's the right choice for automating process and quality improvements. The Introduction to Machine Vision whitepaper is the first step to understanding, what is machine vision, what kind of problems does it solve, what components do you need to build a vision system, how to get the most out of your vision system, and more.

Read this whitepaper to see why automated inspection is vastly superior to manual techniques.

Introduction to Machine Vision Inspection

Product inspection with machine vision is vastly superior to manual inspection or using photoelectric sensors. With some basic knowledge and tools you can create a reliable, repeatable inspection process that will make your production line safer and more efficient.

Download the whitepaper to learn how to dramatically improve production performance with easy-to-apply inspection applications.

An Introduction to Industrial Barcode Reading

What is a barcode? A barcode is a machine-readable pattern applied to products, packages, or parts. Barcodes contain data used for informational and marketing purposes as well as for tracking products throughout their lifecycle. Although barcode technology was originally patented in 1952, it wasn't until 1974 that the first product – a package of Wrigley's gum – was scanned at a Marsh® supermarket in Ohio. Today, barcodes come in dozens of different formats, from a row of simple lines called a 1-D (one-dimensional) barcode to dots and squares that form a 2-D (two-dimensional) code; QR (Quick Response) and DataMatrix codes are among the most popular 2-D codes. The more advanced 2-D code allows users to store and retrieve significantly more data than they could with a 1-D code. This is because 1-D codes only contain data in the horizontal direction whereas 2-D codes contain information both vertically and horizontally.

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Five Things to Look for in a Vision Sensor

Are you looking for a vision sensor to help with simple presence/absence inspections onyour manufacturing floor? On paper, all vision sensors look like they could get the job done. But, selecting a sensor with these 5 features will help ensure your error-proofing applications run smoothly and accurately.

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