Articles Tagged with ''vision systems''

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In-air sorter

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The Key Tegra 7755E in-air color sorter provides full-object views of product; each of the unit’s 4 cameras scans the full width of the belt, allowing the entire product zone to be viewed from 4 sides.
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Can your robot debone poultry?

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This prototype deboning system from Georgia Tech’s Research Institute uses 3-D imaging and sensor-based cutting technology.
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Vision sensor

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Developed to meet the needs of pick-and-place applications, the Omron compact FQ-M vision sensor has a processing speed of 5,000 pieces/min., even with full 360° rotation.


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Vision sensor

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Capable of handling a range of difficult presence detection applications, the KEYENCE IV vision sensor features high-intensity illumination, high-performance lenses and a selection of 8 different sensor heads.


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Plant of the Year: Northeast Foods - Automatic Rolls of NC

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A McDonald’s supplier designs a high-volume bakery that boosts automation to new levels and recasts the role of production floor workers.


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Salty dog’s new tricks

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Conventional wisdom says people want the lowest price for commodity items in a down economy, but convention is wrong


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Robot vision

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The Motoman MotoSight 2-D vision application integrates a Cognex In-Sight Micro camera and Motoman Pendant Vision application software to add vision to Motoman robots.


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Tech Update: Robotics

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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