If you’re a child of the 80s, you’ll surely remember Pez Candy. These: A toy and a sweet all in one; what more could a child wish for? But what has Pez candy got to do with machine vision, you may ask? Well, the full story is on the Vision Systems blog, but..
Very small things can cause very big problems (just consider the manflu virus). It’s not all about the large, easily visible features – as you’ll see. We recently undertook a trial to inspect metal laminates for a company that makes engine parts (mostly bearings). The components we looked at were copper/steel bimetallic strips. The metal..
New technology is emerging all the time. Today, we’re looking at some technology that won’t just ena Vision systems have been in the news over the past few days – with advances in imaging technology that may have far-reaching consequences the vision industry. The science behind it is complicated but fascinating, with the full scientific paper..
We often undertake free trials for prospective customers, to enable us to provide an accurate quote Recently, we were approached by a supplier to a printer manufacturer to find out if it were possible to check for blocked or defective inkjets. So, being curious and obliging chaps, we gathered together some equipment and got stuck..
A year or so ago, Bytronic decided to help to set up a charity for orphans and villagers in Morocco. A little background The Amali Association was formed, and has saved many lives already, and improved many others. Amali, which means ‘my hope’ in Arabic, was started after a courageous man walked many miles..
This is the first in a series of articles looking at illumination in a little more depth. Lighting i This type of specialist illumination is very sophisticated, requiring the application of science to understand why and how different lighting options are suited to different uses. Begin at the beginning with illumination Before you even start..
Bytronic has moved! No longer denizens of Warwick, we’ve moved to spanking new premises in the delightful town of Henley-in-Arden. Having outgrown our premises at the Warwick Technology Park, we have acquired new premises at the following address: 10 Ardent Court, William James Way, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5GF. We’ve got more space, more scope to..
In days of yore, someone would take a couple of items per hour off a production line and measure the An increasing focus on quality means that more and more products need to be tested – and a dozen people all measuring a variety of stuff manually is not the way to go about it…
Given that machine vision uses cameras, which work in a not-dissimilar way to the eye, we’ll take a The human eye is the product of around five billion years of evolution. Perfectly “designed” to take advantage of the available light, its purpose is to project an in-focus image onto a surface which collects the image..
Lighting is, arguably, the most important part of a vision system. After all, without light there is no sight. Because cameras are so much less versatile and adaptive than the human eye, we need to optimise lighting conditions so that cameras can produce the best images possible. Cameras see the light reflected back from objects,..