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Contamination has become one of the favourite topics of the moment. But, even though saboteurs gain the headlines, the fact remains that the manufacture of products for domestic consumption has never been so carefully and efficiently monitored.
In many processes where automation has been introduced the need for identification of items, products and raw materials is indispensable. To facilitate this identification process, many different encoding systems have been developed, the barcode being the best known. But another code that...
Introduction Laserbased inspection systems originated in the late 1960s to automate the inspection task. Applied primarily to defect detection in flat, homogeneous products, these systems gained widespread use in the 1970s and through the 1980s. The bright, coherent light source provided the...
British Telecom research found that a vision system provided the answer to a problem with Kevlar fibres used in the manufacture of fibre optic cables.
An explanation of techniques for the connection of sensors to data acquisition systems and how to stop noise swamping your signal.
Predicting and circumventing incipient faults in expensive and intensively used machinery becomes more important every day from the points of view of extending machinery life, of reducing costly downtime and of avoiding critical failure situations. The author describes recent work done by one of...
A new event held in October 1990 in Nuremberg, Germany, designated Opto7, was intended to combine seven different aspects of the application of electrooptics, with conferences on each topic with an exhibition embracing them all. At the exhibition, three items of technology stood out considered...
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