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The Evolution of the Food Production Vision System

We've been building vision systems for food production for quite some time.Our first 'mass flow' system in the UK was for a machine that inspected a high volume of flatbreads - tortillas, pizza bases, etc. These kinds of products are for the fast food market in the UK and some…

Machine Vision 3D Engine Block Inspection

Engine blocks make a good subject for machine vision as they are so feature rich with plenty of geometric patterns. When a freshly casted and machined engine block is born, it has to be inspected by eye to ensure both that it is complete and that the dimensions of the…

Machine Vision Conference Technology Hub Now On-Line

The annual machine vision conference (MVC) held in Milton Keynes in May 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However the organisers have setup a virtual exhibition with an online hub for the conference talks. The Technology Hub allows visitors to access all presentations for free and watch them at…

The Raspberry Pi Camera Interface

Connecting a camera to a Raspberry Pi is not like connecting a camera to a USB port on a PC - there are additional considerations.The first of which is that there are two kinds of Raspberry Pi CSI camera connectors: 15-in and 22-pin.Our friends at Arducam have taken the time…

Low Cost Imaging Devices for Prototyping

A good Covid-19 Lockdown activity might be testing and prototyping in your 'home lab'. The challenge with that, is of course immediate availability of components and the overall cost of such an exercise. However, we have an answer for that! We stock a range of camera modules which can be used with…

Newsletter Q2 2020 Hot off the Press

A graphical hint of what we are up to this month and on the back page, some information on embedded camera boards and how they can be used with the likes of Arduino, RPi and Nvidia Jetson.

Computar releases new lens series for ⅔” sensors

Computar has released a new lens series MPW3 designed for ⅔” sensors. Following the existing lens series MPW2 which covers up to 5 MP ⅔” sensors the new MPW3 series offers coverage for up to 8 MP on ⅔” sensors (~2.74 micron pixel size). In combination with the Sony IMX178…

Stereo Vision for Jetson Nano with External Trigger Sync

The Jetson Nano offers a powerful computing platform for advanced imaging applications. Using third party camera modules from Arducam, a stereo vision configuration can be achieved using the CSi interface to connect two B0165 1MP cameras with the Jetson Nano. The cameras can be synchronised with an external trigger derived…

Scorpion Vision Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During these unprecedented times, Scorpion Vision will continue to operate as normal. We are geared up to work from home if required, with cloud based office administration and telephone systems.Our components customers will not see a decline in our service, unless our suppliers struggle to make deliveries but so far…

A 20x Automatic Optical Zoom Machine Vision Camera

The Imaging Source releases first 20x optical zoom cameraAdding to their portfolio of optical zoom cameras which so far consists of 12x and 30x optical zoom with rolling shutter sensors The Imaging Source has announced a new 20x optical zoom camera. Not only will it close the gap from 12…