Thermal Imaging and Vision Systems

Validating rocket thermal protection before a space-shot launch

FLIR Systems reports on how the University of Southern California (USC) Rocket Propulsion Lab have used a FLIR T540 thermal camera to provide valuable data at a level unattainable with thermocouples to measure performance of rocket thermal protection system during engine ­firing. Earlier this year, the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab …

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Top trends from Vision 2018

November’s Vision show in Stuttgart felt like a key moment of change for the industry. Four big themes came to fruition at the event, at least two of which felt like science fiction at the last Vision show in 2016. In fact, the show’s strapline, ‘Be Visionary’ has never felt so appropriate. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores …

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MVTec reinforces its team with Sonja Schick and Martin Krumey

MVTec Software has announced two new staff appointments: As the new product manager for the MERLIC machine vision software, Sonja Schick has been responsible for the business relating to this product since August 2018. In addition, Martin Krumey came on board in September 2018 as MVTec’s vice president sales. Strategically …

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November issue of Instrumentation Monthly published online

The digital edition of the November issue of Instrumentation Monthly has been published. In this issue, in Monitoring & metering, we learn more about the stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions. We also find out about environmental monitoring. In our Internet of Things feature, we find out about the impact …

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Improving additive manufacturing with thermal cameras

FLIR Systems’ research grade thermal imaging cameras are helping researchers better understand the role of temperature in the construction of 3D-printed components. Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is revolutionising manufacturing, because it uses computerised or digital models to generate simple parts and complex components, and adds material only where …

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Insurance company helps customers to minimise loss with FLIR thermal imaging

Traditionally, insurance companies have taken a reactive approach to property loss resulting from equipment breakdown.  However, in a bid to minimise electrical and mechanical failure and its associated fire risk, an increasing number of insurers are now requiring their customers to adopt thermal imaging to spot electrical and mechanical faults …

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Inspekto launches S70 Autonomous Machine Vision system

Inspekto has launched the S70, the world’s first Autonomous Machine Vision system. The S70 offers powerful quality assurance capabilities in a small, versatile and practical package. Suitable for any handling method, product type and material, the S70 is up to the job, no matter what the visual QA task. The system can be seen first-hand running on booth 1D81 at VISION in Stuttgart, Germany. The S70 system can …

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Thermal imaging helps lion conservation project

Twenty Four Lions, a conservation project spearheaded by the Cabela Family Foundation and its conservation partners, carried out the largest move of lions across an international boundary in world history to restore their population in Mozambique’s Zambeze Delta. They needed to ensure the trip was as stress-free as possible for …

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Teledyne Imaging to showcase its latest innovations at Vision 2018

Teledyne DALSA and Teledyne e2v combine as Teledyne Imaging to showcase their newest and most advanced vision solutions in a combined display including presentations and live demonstrations at the VISION show, 6-8 November in Hall 1, Stand F62 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany. Subject matter experts will be on hand to provide insight on planned product …

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Challenging machine vision misconceptions

The floppy disk was once the cutting edge of storage, its design slowly decreasing in size as technology progressed. Over nearly 40 years of popularity the common expectation was that the next step in storage would, again, be an even smaller floppy disk. But technological advances were to reshape the future of storage with an entirely new approach, that …

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