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Machine Vision Specialists

Our Vision Specialists adhere to the EPIC philosophy of doing whatever it takes to do it better.

Dan NadolnyDan Nadolny

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cognex Insight Systems
  • PLC Logic Programming
  • Electrical Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • DVT Vision Systems
  • Sick Vision Systems (2D & 3D)
  • Keyence Vision Systems
  • Dalsa Smart Camera Systems

Most Challenging Vision System Project: Our team created an overhead camera system to detect  cocked and cross-threaded bottle caps while in their case. The tightly packed bottles were stacked four,six or eight to a case and needed a vision sensor to trigger the camera. Using precision alignment and laser illumination, the system checked for cross-threaded and tilted caps off by as little as 2 mm. View full profile…

Chris WalkerChris Walker

Areas of Expertise:

  • Automation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Laser Programming
  • Labview Programming
  • PLC Logic Programming
  • Process Control

Most Challenging Vision System Project: We used Optical Flow Tracking through the Lucas Kanade method, which is an algorithm built in Labview Vision. This algorithm allowed our team to track a very faint feature on a rotating object. View full profile…

Graham HollandGraham Holland

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mechanical design
  • Mechanical interface design
  • SolidWorks
  • Metal fabrication
  • Robotics
  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial Automation

Most Challenging Vision System Project: Our most challenging solution came from installing multiple cameras and a complete lighting system into a limited area in an industrial plant. View full profile…

Ed PienkowskiEdward Pienkowski

Areas of  Experience:

  • OOA/D employing C, C++, C#, Qt and .NET
  • Development of complex, threaded Labview programs
  • Matlab programming
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Fiber optic sensor development and implementation
  • Micro and nano photonics
  • Bulk optics
  • Real-time digital signal processing
  • Unit and integration testing
  • U-Boot and Linux kernel patching/modification
  • Narrow-web and mid-web industrial applications
  • Serial and Ethernet communications

Most Challenging Vision System Project: My research partner and I employed a laser based 3D imaging system to measure the physical characteristics of wound healing in humans. The non-invasive nature of the imaging system allowed us to characterize the sub-dermal wound healing process without a physical biopsy,” explained Pienkowski. This project was challenging due to a tight schedule and the complexity of the mathematics involved. Obstacles were overcome by maintaining a strict schedule to ensure all deadlines were met and by employing a number of mathematical models to reduce the complexity. View full profile…

John RussoJohn Russo

Areas of  Experience:

  • Electrical engineering
  • LED lighting systems
  • Cognex In-sight software and vision systems
  • Programming
  • Troubleshooting and repair on electrical systems
  • Project management
  • Machine vision system design and inspection algorithms
  • Project management and customer account management

Most Challenging Vision System Project: Russo manages one of EPIC’s ongoing and large-scale machine vision projects. The client partnered with EPIC to install line scan camera systems for high-speed web inspections at dozens of international plant locations.

For global rollouts of machine vision systems, the camera integrated systems must be identical and calibrated to run identical inspection programs worldwide.

The scale and aggressive schedule is the most challenging aspect of the project.  “I am responsible for managing vendors, fabrication, quality and calibration of the camera systems as well as troubleshooting faulty units, shipping and managing deadlines,” Russo explained.

“In the beginning, this project had many technical challenges to address. It challenged me to become a better project manager to deliver quality systems and keep up with client’s time-sensitive requests,” said Russo. View full profile…

EPIC Vision Systems
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US