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Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation

Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation

Sick has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the Sick PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in […]

By June 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software

Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software

Scorpion Vision is delighted to announce that the new HikVision Smart Camera can now be fully integrated with their machine vision software. As the sole distributor for the HikVision product range in the UK and Ireland, Scorpion Vision understands first-hand the capabilities of the high performance smart camera and saw an opportunity to integrate with […]

By June 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry

Robotics is the future for the food and drink industry

According to a market research report by Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies entitled Trends in Food Processing Operations, half of the companies surveyed will be increasing their level of automation over the next three to five years. Despite this, many manufacturers admit they don’t know where to start. Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial […]

By June 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Acrovision combines low cost cobot with vision

Acrovision combines low cost cobot with vision

Acrovision is an experienced integrator of industrial barcode reading and camera vision inspection systems and have expanded their automation solutions to include collaborative robots. The company is beginning to see that cobots are having quite the revolutionary effect on vision systems. The company’s cobot offering comes from AUBO Robotics, and Acrovision is the sole distributor […]

By April 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Sick ‘Snapshot’ sensor brings 3D vision to robotics

Sick ‘Snapshot’ sensor brings 3D vision to robotics

Sick has launched a configurable, plug-and-play 3D detection sensor based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, harnessing the imaging power of Sick’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties. With on-board processing, the Visionary-T DT sensor can be easily configured for a variety of applications to […]

By April 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
BitFlow predicts growth in vision-guided robotics

BitFlow predicts growth in vision-guided robotics

As the plant floor has become more digitally connected, the relationship between robots and machine vision has merged into a single, seamless platform, setting the stage for a new generation of more responsive vision-driven robotic systems. BitFlow, a global innovator in frame grabbers used in industrial imaging, predicts vision-guided robots will be one of the […]

By April 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc introduces laser guided smart welding camera

Fanuc introduces laser guided smart welding camera

A new laser guided smart welding camera for robots that aims to improve weld quality and reduce production costs is being introduced into the UK market. The new FUJI-CAM smart welding camera is being launched in the UK by Cyber-Weld, Fanuc’s strategic arc welding systems supplier. The product will be available exclusively to the UK […]

By March 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Stemmer Imaging acquires Data Vision

Stemmer Imaging acquires Data Vision

Machine vision leader Stemmer Imaging has acquired Data Vision by means of an asset deal. Data Vision is a highly specialised provider of imaging and machine vision solutions in the Netherlands. This acquisition further strengthens the position of Stemmer Imaging in the Benelux countries. Data Vision, a business unit of Batenburg Mechatronica, is one of […]

By February 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Keynote speech for UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Keynote speech for UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

The first Keynote presentation for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will be delivered by Henry Harris-Burland, VP marketing from Starship Technologies, creators of self-driving delivery robots. He will give a presentation outlining the capabilities of the robot and discuss the future, what they’ve learned so far, the challenges they have faced, social acceptance […]

By February 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Registration opens for UKIVA Machine Vision conference

Registration opens for UKIVA Machine Vision conference

On 16 May, UKIVA hosts its second annual machine vision event: Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition, at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes, UK. It’s free to attend and registration is now open. The Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will present 60 technical seminars and an exhibition of the latest vision technology and services from the […]

By February 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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