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Machine Vision in the Automotive World

For many years, the automotive industry has been using machine vision within its production lines. From automation of parts required at a certain point to the inspection of the goods and welded joints, they have required robust, reliable, and powerful solutions to maximise their production capacity. Standardisation of interfaces has played a great part in the integration of machine vision with computer vision which has allowed cameras on robotic arms to multitask in different areas, from determining positions, planning picking process and quality inspection. 

Recently there has been a movement towards 3D visual technology using multiple cameras, allowing work to flow better. This increased use of camera technology and machine vision software has reduced the downtime in a manufacturing environment, by using intuitive sensor detection coupled with forward-thinking to detect and review the field of motion a person is moving, in relation to the machine. The robotic arms can continue to work in the presence of a person and only stop if the machine and person are expected to cross. 



Automated Warehouses

Automated Warehouse

Many companies now use autonomous forklifts within their warehouses to pick goods, check expiration dates and bar codes, and bring goods for packing. These vehicles also have the technology to analyse where obstructions or people may be encountered and come to a halt.  

Vehicle Visibility Aids

Vehicle Visibility Aids

It is this 3D technology that is also being engineered into automotive systems away from the factory. Automatic driver assistance systems use a range of sensors and cameras installed in vehicles to assist with lane control movement, parking assistance and the prevention of collisions. These capabilities are increasing traffic safety and are leading the way for self-driving vehicles in the outdoor environment. 

Automated Farming

Manufacture

Machine vision is also being used in the farming industry to help with crop monitoring and disease protection as well as crop picking. New studies are being carried out to see if delicate crops such as grapes, tomatoes or strawberries can be picked using machinery, which identifies the ripe fruits and harvests them without the potential damage that can result from picking by hand.


6GHz DIN 1.0/2.3 Range

6GHz DIN 1.0/2.3 Range

Cambridge Electronic Industries offer interconnectivity products that can suit the requirement for small integral design in a robust and reliable form. We can offer our DIN 1.0/2.3 connectors which allow the user to benefit from speeds of up to 6GHz, but with a very small profile and cable connectors in every option from quick-release products to screw on connections. 

12GHz Micro BNC Range

12GHz Micro BNC Range

For higher frequency applications our range of 12GHz Micro BNC connectors have a small connection size with great packing densities for board mounted units. The cable connections feature the standard bayonet type fixing and can be offered for a range of different cable types. As a designer of coaxial products, we are happy to discuss your requirement and can offer bespoke options, should our extensive range, not feature a connector to suit. Our cable assembly house can also offer most types of cable assembly, so we can offer mixed loom arrangements for use in many systems.