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Are miniature DPM codes giving you a hard time?

Case study: Ensuring DPM Code Readability on PCB Identifiers Direct part mark (DPM) codes can be difficult for traditional imaging technology to read due to low contrast visibility of the symbol or inconsistency in the marking process. But Microscan 's QX Hawk flexible industrial imager is up for any DPM challenge.

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Using Microscan Link to Trigger Data Transfer between Vision HAWK Smart Cameras

In this blog, I'd like to present a machine vision solution inspired by a real Microscan customer application using the latest connectivity feature in our machine vision portfolio: Microscan Link. Microscan Link, available in Microscan 's AutoVISION and Visionscape machine vision software, is a simplified connectivity tool. With all components of a vision system connected via Microscan Link, we can effectively create an inspection network that can be commanded remotely and can run autonomously using pre-programmed inspection parameters.

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Using Microscan Link to Communicate between Two Ethernet Vision HAWK Cameras

With the introduction of a feature called Microscan Link in AutoVISION „¢ 2.0/Visionscape ® 6.0 machine vision software, we now have additional options for communicating with Microscan smart cameras. The purpose of Microscan Link is to allow input parameters to be set and for output parameters to be monitored remotely. 

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Microscan Link - How Fast Can You Integrate Machine Vision?

With the release of Microscan's AutoVISION 2.0 software, our simplified machine vision suite is now equipped with even more features to make setting up and deploying vision inspection jobs - from simple to complex - even easier. One new feature is Microscan Link, AutoVISION's one-click connectivity tool.

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Microscan Automation Education - Dalian, China

This summer, Microscan has been connecting with our customers in their regions to help share our knowledge of automation technology, such as machine vision inspection and barcode reading. Since 1982, Microscan has blazed a trail in automation history, from our invention of the 2D symbology known as Data Matrix (now

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Choosing the Ideal Automation Solution for Your Clinical Instrument - Lasers or Imagers?

Maybe you 're part of a development team for a clinical analyzer or lab automation system and it falls to you to design the specimen traceability sub-system for your instrument. Seems easy enough, right? But what kind of automation technology do you choose - a laser-based or an image-based system? 

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Microscan Machine Vision Meets Industry Growth in Southeast Asia

Industry and manufacturing continue to be major players in the growing export economies of Southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand. Like their neighbors in Japan, China, Korea, and India, Southeast Asian nations are experiencing rapid development in the consumer product manufacturing sector.

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Using Bounce Mirrors to Read Codes in Tight Spaces

Recently the Microscan Applications team was tasked with meeting a barcode challenge for one of our automotive electronics customers. During a quality control step in the customer 's manufacturing line, barcodes on PCBs are decoded before the PCBs are placed into an ICT fixture for testing. 

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Is There a Secret Language?

What would you say if I told you that there is a language that is understood all over the world? What would you say it is? I have heard this question a few times in my life and depending on my mood I might suggest Latin, Esperanto, C++, or HTML.

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GS1: A Little Validation Goes a Long Way

GS1 is an international association dedicated to the development and implementation of global standards to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply-and-demand chains globally and across multiple sectors. You can think of them as the rule-makers who oversee all of these sectors to ensure that employees and their business systems speak a common language. 

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Microscan Presents Machine Vision at Partner Open House

Microscan partner ISW GmbH organized a very successful open house on 13 March 2013 at their premises in Kaln-Reisiek, Germany. Microscan was proud to be part of the program and had the chance to meet with many industry professionals from Germany. During the event, the Microscan team gave a presentation about machine vision applications using smart cameras, focusing particularly on our Vision HAWK smart camera and AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software.

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AutoVISION's Top Three Packaging Applications

Some of the new features in Microscan's AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software are especially beneficial to packaging applications, where conformance to quality standards, accurate labeling, and process efficiency are top objectives. This blog post presents three key AutoVISION applications for food & beverage, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical customers: 

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