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Mettler-Toledo: Full-bottle inspection system

Mettler-Toledo CI-Vision’s full-bottle inspection (FBI) system inspects filled bottles at high production line speeds for proper fill level, cap position (missing, incorrect, skewed, and under- or over-torqued cap), and tamper-band integrity, automatically rejecting defective bottles.
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Toshiba: Ultra-compact HD video camera

The IK-HR3H ultra-compact HD video camera from Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) is a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology via a1/3-in., 1080p high definition sensor.
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ABB Robotics: Vision-guided technology

Using 2D vision guidance, ABB Robotics’ Integrated Vision smart camera system allows manufacturers to: track products more accurately, improve supply chain management, improve quality, troubleshoot challenging lines and processes, and significantly expand their use of robotic automation.
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Best practices in specifying vision systems

The following practices are for specifying machine inspection or automated identification systems:
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Luceo: Vision inspection for food packers

Using advanced technology for high throughput image processing, ThermoSecure vision inspection machines from Luceo Inspection Worldwide provide contaminant protection and regulation compliance for food manufactured in trays or plastic packages.
Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds
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Scanning system reduces changeovers from 26-plus minutes to 70 seconds

Watch this demonstration by Sick, Inc., maker of sensors, bar code scanners and related equipment, to see how its RapCo closed-loop system automates manual changeovers from one size box or carton to another, reducing changeover time from 26 minutes or more to 70 seconds.
Affordable, adaptable vision inspection system
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Affordable, adaptable vision inspection system

The new V6300 vision inspection system from Mettler Toledo CI-Vision, said to be the most affordable and adaptable system yet, can integrate up to five cameras and 10 lights to inspect for ID/OD, ovality, gross formation defects, label positioning, label quality, closure application, fill level, 1D and 2D barcodes, graphical presence and quality, and the presence and verification of alphanumeric codes.
Controls Product Brief
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BitFlow: Frame grabber

Cyton™ CXP4 four-channel frame grabber is based on the CoaXPress standard.
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Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing
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Vision hardware and software targets packaging and processing

Iris GT smart camera from Matrox, in an application designed by integrator Inventek Engineering, combines with Matrox' Design Assistant (DA) 3.0 smart camera software to inspect bottles presented by a robot. The Iris GT smart camera line lets users easily create their application's flowchart and HMI, and take projects from concept to completion in record time.
Machine Product Brief
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Tri-Tronics: Precision laser sensor

Designed to detect the most difficult small parts at longer ranges, the SMARTEYE SmartDot Laser Sensor from Tri-Tronics uses an OLED graphic display that provides visible feedback of proper setup and continual monitoring of performance.

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