Omron Microscan releases new ‘high-performance smart camera’

Omron Microscan Systems, has launched its newest smart camera, the Hawk MV-4000, which the company says has developmental roots stretching back to automotive and robotics development.

Omron says the Hawk MV-4000 has “exceptional processing capabilities in a compact form factor”, is easy to use, and constitutes a “golden middle” between PC-based devices and the average smart camera on the market.

Omron says the new smart camera could be used in a wide range of industries to streamline companies’ operations.  Continue reading Omron Microscan releases new ‘high-performance smart camera’

A3 reports record growth of robotics and automation sales in North America

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has revealed the results of its latest research on robotics and automation trends, sales, and growth.

As expected, many records were set in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control and motor technology for the first half of 2017, says A3.  Continue reading A3 reports record growth of robotics and automation sales in North America

Integro Technologies teams up with 3D vision specialist Coherix

Machine vision integrator Integro Technologies has signed an agreement with Coherix, a manufacturer of 3D, high-speed, high-definition machine vision products, as an authorized system integrator.

Coherix is in the business of solving difficult 3D machine vision problems. The 3D data the Coherix products produce enables customers to assess how their manufacturing processes are performing.

Customers use 3D data to improve quality, while decreasing cost and shortening time to market.  Continue reading Integro Technologies teams up with 3D vision specialist Coherix

Industrial Vision Systems aims for the collaborative robot market

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IVS designed and built a 15 camera integrated machine vision system to automatically inspect a large automotive sub-assembly

The machine vision market is expected to grow from $8 billion in 2015 to $12.5 billion by 2020, according to a report by Markets and Markets

With such huge financial rewards potentially available, many machine vision companies are competing to put themselves in a market-leading position going forward.

One of those companies is Industrial Vision Systems, which is already well established with “traditional” robot users such as large automakers.

Now, it’s looking to grow its market by further strengthening its association with collaborative robots. IVS says its machine vision enhances the productivity of co-bots.      Continue reading Industrial Vision Systems aims for the collaborative robot market