KEYENCE Awarded Gold Level in Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards Program

KEYENCE announces that its LumiTrax Machine Vision lighting technology was recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. KEYENCE was awarded a Gold level award.

“On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate KEYENCE on their Gold award” said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at KEYENCE should be very proud.”

What is LumiTraxTM?

Have you ever seen a scratch or dent on an object when light hits it a certain way, but it disappears when you tilt the object? Or, has the random glare off a flexible package or clear plastic shrink wrap made it difficult for you to read the »fine print?» Human beings are very capable of compensating for these types of problems, however machine vision systems have traditionally been very unreliable under these circumstances.

The revolutionary LumitraxTM function is the fusion of high-speed cameras, intelligent lighting, and a powerful algorithm. Multiple images are captured while lighting an object from different directions. The algorithm combines these images to create both »shape» and »texture» images. A shape image extracts only height changes while eliminating the influences of surface variation, colors, or printing. A texture image eliminates the effects of glare. LumitraxTM automatically combines the images, even when a part is moving under the camera!

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