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Going on the “First Date” With a Machine Vision Engineer

When you have a vision application, how should that first conversation “go” with a machine vision engineer? You might ask yourself similar questions before going on a first date? What do I need to bring? What will we talk about? How much is dinner going to be? When calling EPIC for the first time there […]

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Using Image Normalization for Improved Product Inspection

Post material pulled from machine vision expert Chris Walkers blog. Image normalization is often used to enhance image contrast. Normalization techniques create a greater difference between the darkest grays (by pushing them towards black) and the lightest grays (by pushing these towards white). The image on the left below is an image before normalization, with […]

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EPIC: The “Un-Corporation”

EPIC strive’s to be better by limiting policies, eliminating the unnecessary, and empowering employees. We pride ourselves in being a not-so-typical business. EPIC’s President, John Schott, would describe EPIC as the “un-corporation”. His goal for EPIC is to reduce the bureaucracy, to empower every employee to make decisions, and move projects forward. As a result, […]

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EPIC Systems Featured in Vision Systems Design Magazine for Industrial Vision System Application

EPIC’s Machine Vision article is featured on the cover in the May 2014 edition of Vision Systems Design magazine. Machine Vision Systems professional, Chris Walker is featured in the article explaining the industrial vision system that EPIC developed to reduce the number of false failures in an automated inspection system for sealant on automotive canisters. Article Overview The client needed an industrial […]

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Ask An Engineer | Machine Vision System for Inspecting 3D Objects

Question: I am interested in a system that inspects parts on a production line in our manufacturing plant. What type of machine vision system would be needed for inspecting 3D objects? Answer: When it comes to inspecting 3D objects, one option for inspection is a stereoscopic machine vision system. A stereoscopic vision system uses stereo vision to […]

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Machine Vision Sales up 6%

Total machine vision sales in North America have been on the rise over the last year. In the second quarter of 2013 machine vision sales are up 6% compared to the second quarter of 2012.  According to the AIA, the industry’s trade group, the machine vision systems category, which includes ASMV (application specific machine vision) […]

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Your Vision Integrator is using Morphology… It’s not just for the X Men

  Despite what you might believe, X-Men aren’t the only ones who can perform morphology. It’s actually a mathematical operation for modifying and classifying objects seen in images. Image morphology, when used by a machine vision integrator, separates touching objects in images, removes noise, and classifies shapes. There are several morphology algorithms that can be used […]

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