Vision, Sensors & Switches

The compactness of a smart camera with the power of a vision system

Datalogic - Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and factory automation markets, is pleased to announce the P2X series, the ultimate smart camera with the unparalleled performance and flexibility of the most innovative vision system. Although very technically capable, the P2X is easily setup and operated. The heavyweight specifications packed into the industrial-grade camera housing will let operators tackle the most demanding of application requirements.


New QuickScan QD2500 2D imager

Datalogic - Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and factory automation markets, is pleased to announce the new QuickScan QD2500 2D imager. It is designed to be the operators’ ideal partner at the POS check-out which never lets them down in data capture.


Silicon chip provides low cost solution to help machines see the world clearly

University of Southampton - Researchers in Southampton and San Francisco have developed the first compact 3D LiDAR imaging system that can match and exceed the performance and accuracy of most advanced, mechanical systems currently used. Accurate imaging is essential for machines to map and interact with the physical world but the size and costs of the technology currently needed has limited LIDAR’s use in commercial applications.


Mahnke company looks through conveyor belts

VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions - When testing steel cables in conveyor belts, a magnetic resonance method reaches its limits. A mobile X-ray system was able to help Vulkanisierungstechnik Mahnke GmbH with extensive analyses.


Laser-based sensor technology for recycling metals instead of mining mineral resources

Fraunhofer - In order to help the industry have greater access to raw materials, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Cronimet Ferroleg. GmbH have jointly developed a laser-based sorting process for metal scrap as part of the BMBF-funded “PLUS” project. A new sensor they have developed makes the recycling of metallic raw materials many times more efficient than previously possible.


Breakthrough optical sensor mimics human eye

Oregon State University - Researchers at Oregon State University are making key advances with a new type of optical sensor that more closely mimics the human eye’s ability to perceive changes in its visual field. The sensor is a major breakthrough for fields such as image recognition, robotics and artificial intelligence.


Hexagon furthers autonomy in agriculture

Hexagon - Hexagon’s Autonomy and Positioning division has launched its first autonomy positioning and sensing kits for the agriculture market and validated these solutions in its new autonomous research and development tractor. Through collaboration between its leading brands NovAtel and AutonomouStuff, both part of Hexagon, their autonomous positioning and sensing kits were developed as part of Hexagon’s Smart Autonomous Mobility solutions portfolio.


Top Spots in ABI Research’s Industrial Machine Vision Camera Vendor Competitive Assessment

ABI Research - Ranked as the number one industrial machine vision camera vendor, Basler scored highest in innovation and topped 7 of the 8 ranking criteria, announced global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. Basler was closely followed by Cognex and FLIR Systems in the overall rankings, taking the second and third spots, respectively. All three vendors exhibit strong market recognition and reputation, focus heavily on ease of use and deployment, and are very innovative and future-looking compared to their competitors.