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Trend Monitoring in Specialist Composite Material Production

An automated vision system designed by Scorpion Vision provides real-time, high accuracy non-contact measurements of the fibre width from the entire length of the material as it is wound onto the spool.The system consists of a box containing a high resolution camera to allow measurements to the micron level, if…

Q1 2021 Newsletter

You've probably seen in the news recently about how much food waste there is in the UK - see how we are combatting this using machine vision automation!Along side this, there is news regarding components and this quarter we have Arducam in the spotlight - a manufacturer of low cost…

Trimming Vegetables with Waterjets

A waterjet can be paired with a vision system to allow for accurate precision, thus eliminating the need for touching or guiding the product. Scorpion Vision’s system uses a 3D camera to locate the cutting point with millimetric precision. This is achieved firstly by using a camera to create a 3D…

A Review of Imaging Devices - Part 2, Standard Machine Vision Cameras

A 'standard machine vision camera' could be defined as follows; A medium resolution sensor in a small housing, with a C-mount for accommodating a lens and with an external trigger function. A longer description would define a standard machine vision camera for factory automation (for example) as a device built to…

A Review of Imaging Devices - Part 1, Low Cost Sensors

Part 1 - We have a special and unusual perspective when it comes to understanding industrial camera technology.As a business we work with mechanical handling partners to deliver factory automation systems that use sophisticated machine vision engineering. Obviously, our input is the machine vision aspect and this can take the…

The End of the Pack House Worker?

In 2021 there is a crisis in our midst that doesn’t get the press coverage it may otherwise get in other, more ‘normal’ times.Read our article on how the labour intensive pack house  - where teams of labourers work to trim vegetables before they are packed - is under scrutiny…

Full Factory Automation: The Answer to Global Population Growth

It’s December, which means Britain’s Sunday Roasts are in full swing in preparation for both the big day and the mother of all roasts, Christmas Dinner. The origins of our modern Sunday Roast are often disputed, but there are a couple of historical points to which we can give credit. One…

Automated Leek Cutting

The Allium Ampeloprasum is a member of the onion family. it's a wild plant, known by it's common name as the wild leek. Cultivated, we eat a 'domesticated' version that we simply refer to as 'the leek'. If you have ever prepared a freshly harvested, virgin leek for the cooking pot, you'll…

Pallet Sorting Systems

Here is a good reference site for the 3D machine vision pallet sorter. It scans and quality checks every pallet of every type. See the video for more information (and for a laugh).

Use an Industrial Digital Camera Without a PC

Sometimes we just want to see a camera image for monitoring or observation purposes with no image processing. The high quality image sensors and the wide selection of lenses available, make an industrial camera an ideal choice for this kind of use. But these cameras are primarily designed to be used…