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As the rolling hills of the Bluegrass state turn from frost covered gold of winter to sun splashed green of spring, most Kentuckians are gearing up for “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, otherwise known as The Kentucky Derby. … Continue reading
To OCV, or OCR: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler to use OCV (Optical Character Verification) to verify print, Or OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to decode a sea of print troubles. And by decoding will turmoil end? No more … Continue reading
In a previous post I discussed the different types of bar codes. Aside from the 1D bar codes that we see in the grocery store, the most common type of bar code today is the QR code. The QR code was … Continue reading
Bar codes are normally read via a red line laser scanner, or a camera with decoding and positioning software. There are 3 main types of bar codes. 1D (one dimensional), 2D (two dimensional) and a different type of 2D code … Continue reading
Vision sensors are powerful Poka-Yoke tools ideal for error proofing your process. However, traditional sensors still solve more applications at a much lower cost. So, how do you decide when to jump up to a vision sensor? There are three application … Continue reading
Hardly a day passes by where we are not contacted by a desperate end-user or equipment manufacturer seeking assistance with a situation of sensors failing at an unacceptably high rate. Once we get down to the root cause of the failures, in … Continue reading
Picture this scenario. You, your spouse, or one of your kids happens to be riding one night in the middle of nowhere when a tire blows on the car. First, we can only hope that your loved one remembered the … Continue reading
Written by: Andrew Bollinger Many industries are trending toward the adoption and use of two-dimensional barcodes and readers. Thus the growth in popularity, acceptance of use, and the positive track record; 2D code readers offer a better way to track data.
Finding information that is not biased or a shrouded sales pitch for a companies products can sometimes be a difficult proposition in today’s open communication society. The world of machine vision is no exception. So when seeking un-biased information, sometimes it can seem like the deck is stacked against you.