Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CoaXPress frame grabbers from Euresys target 3D inspection applications

Featuring a Quad CXP-6 CoaXPress interface, the Coaxlink Quad 3D-LLE frame grabber from Euresys can generate 16-bit 3D height maps, enabling it to be deployed in 3D vision measurement systems.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/coaxpress-frame-grabbers-from-euresys-target-3d-inspection-applications.html


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

EEVblog #1003 – Mailbag

Mailbag is back!
Forum HERE

SPOILERS:
1980 Retro Language Translator Teardown
Arduino interfacing book
ReflowR Hot plate PCB reflow machine
50ohm Dummy Load for babies from First Advanced Industrial Labs
Black Box for stealing Pay TV, teardown.
Retro radio alarm clock teardown
Bee Maths Ruler
Bayard-Alpert Ionization gauge.
Voltage tester pen teardown
Alcatel/Lucent telecommunications processor teardown

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/06/28/eevblog-1003-mailbag/


Report: Collaborative robots to boost Internet of Things market growth

Robotics spending will reach a total of $13 billion in 2025, and collaborative robots will be the main driver of this growth, according to a new report from the International Federation of Robots and Loup Ventures.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/report-collaborative-robots-to-boost-internet-of-things-market-growth.html


Saturday, June 24, 2017

EEVblog #1002 – Trump’s Solar Freakin’ Wall DEBUNKED!

Will Trump’s Mexican border solar powered wall pay for itself?
Dave runs the numbers to find out what the solar payback is.
NOTE: These are BEST CASE (non-practical) figures that don’t include any system losses from a single long line array like this, or anything to do with the changing wall topology, or increased maintenance costs etc.
The cost to maintain this system could be an order of magnitude higher than a traditional solar array farm.
The point of the video is to check if the *ballpark* figure works out before getting more techniical, it doesn’t.

SPOILER:
At best figure with *no losses* is $1BN payback for a 10 year period. 1/20th the cost of the wall. In practice it will be much worse than this, likely double the payback period or more.
And if you want to argue it will pay back the solar install cost then why not install a normal utility scale solar array farm in the Texas desert? Much more efficient and practical.
Installing a long array on a wall like this is a technically dumb idea.

Forum HERE

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/06/25/eevblog-1002-trumps-solar-freakin-wall-debunked/


Friday, June 23, 2017

Robotics and automation industry in Germany could increase by 7% in 2017

Robotics and automation technologies in Germany are being deployed more than ever before, as the sales volume in 2016 reached a record high of EUR 12.8 billion, with even more growth expected for 2017.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/robotics-and-automation-industry-in-germany-could-increase-by-7-in-2017.html


AIA to hold first collaborative robots and advanced vision conference this fall

Collaborative robots and advanced vision technologies rank among the most popular topics in the industry today. Recognizing this, the AIA will host a two-day conference this fall which will explore a range of current advancements in both fields focusing on technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/aia-to-hold-first-collaborative-robots-and-advanced-vision-conference-this-fall.html


Smart Vision Lights introduces its smallest LED ring light yet

Available in multiple wavelengths to meet various application requirements, the RM75 mini LED ring light is the smallest LED ring light released by Smart Vision Lights to date.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/06/smart-vision-lights-introduces-its-smallest-led-ring-light-yet.html