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Shorter Integration Times to Increase Throughput and Reduce Costs in FPD inspection, SPI, and others

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Nov 30, 2011

OEMs of precise inspection systems such as those used in FPD and semiconductor manufacturing, are continuously working to increase throughput and reduce costs. 

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

CMOS-based cameras and CoaXPress everywhere at VISION 2011– but CCD is still strong

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 24, 2011

The Vision Trade Fair 2011 held in Stuttgart November 8th to 10th was the most successful to date, with 323 exhibitors breaking the 300 mark for the first time as well as setting a new visitor record of 6,752 highly qualified visitors.  This is great news about the growth of the machine vision market! 

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Topics: Sensor Technology

Adimec, member of MEDEA+ project TritonZ proud winner of the 2011 Innovation Award

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Nov 22, 2011

Adimec as part of the MEDEA+ project TritonZ, was awarded with the 2011 Innovation Award which was granted during the European Nanoelectronics Forum on 15 November, 2011 in Dublin.

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Topics: Interface Technology, New Adimec Products

Machine Vision Camera Parameters for 3D

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 17, 2011

There are many camera specifications that drive accuracy.  How do you avoid paying too much for excellent image quality?  Our short presentation (only 20 slides) will provide you with some background information on 3D measurements and the machine vision camera parameters to consider when moving to 3D.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

Comparing Camera Performance, Part 1 Sensitivity

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 10, 2011

With this blog, we will continue a short series on comparing camera performance.  Some of this can be done by comparing manufacturer provided specification sheets.  Usually after you have narrowed down your selection, you want to evaluate the cameras for yourself and perform some measurements to allow for a quantified comparison.  This can be a challenging task as you need to make measurements that are relevant to your application. 

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

Measurement of Machine Vision Image Sensor/Camera Parameters

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 3, 2011

Characterizing the image sensor/deciding on the image sensor is an important first step in camera selection for a machine vision application, but it is not a simple task.  There are some courses such as the one highlighted below that can offer excellent training and support.  You can also contact Adimec for information as we have thoroughly evaluated image sensors we use in our cameras as well as many we don’t.  Check out our white paper on comparing different cameras when you have selected a desired image sensor.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

Sensor Cover Glass Removal: Machine vision camera customization for enhanced accuracy

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Nov 1, 2011

Standard image sensors found in industrial cameras come ‘of the shelf’ and can have limitations that can stand in the way of optimal performance, accuracy, and application-usefulness. As a result, it is often necessary to customize the sensors to meet specific system requirements.  Addressing certain aspects of sensors is a way how experienced camera manufacturers can customize cameras to meet the different needs of measurement methods.  In a previous blog we talked about our willingness to modify the anti-reflection coatings on sensors to improve performance at a desired wavelength.  Today we announce our full support of another modification option (cover glass removal) to eliminate limitations of the sensor design.

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Topics: Image Quality Improvements, Optical Enhancements