Color vision systems
VisionPro PC-vision systems now feature color capabilities, including dedicated tools for color sorting, color identification and color monitoring. The tools provide color detection in automated inspection and quality assurance applications. Applications include use in the food industry to detect spoilage, to determine fat content of meat products or to sort fruits and vegetables by type or ripeness. The capabilities allow beverage manufacturers to verify label, cap and product color, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can use them to identify tablets and capsules of similar sizes and shapes. Automotive manufacturers can use them to match the color of interior plastic parts and to verify use of proper components.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey