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Featured White Papers

CONTROLLING COAXPRESS CAMERAS FROM THE BITFLOW SDK TOOLS, CONFIGURATION FILE AND APIS REVISION 1.0
Published by BitFlow, INC.
ROBOTS, COBOTS & YOU - GAINING A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH NEXT-GEN TECH
Published by Wind River
MACHINE VISION MAKES THE MOVE TO INTERNET OF THINGS
Published by Pleora Technologies
EDGE PROCESSING AND SMART DEVICES FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
Published by Pleora Technologies
SERVO DRIVES DESIGN GUIDE
Published by Electrocraft Inc.
COMPUTER VISION AND ROBOTICS EXPAND INDUSTRIAL CAPABILITIES
Published by Wind River
PERSONAL CARE ROBOTS - UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIRED SAFETY STANDARDS
Published by TUV Rheinland of North America
MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS
Published by Bimba

All White Papers

CONTROLLING COAXPRESS CAMERAS FROM THE BITFLOW SDK TOOLS, CONFIGURATION FILE AND APIS REVISION 1.0

The BitFlow SDK offers a number of different methods for programming and controlling a CoaXPress (CXP) camera connected to a BitFlow CXP frame grabber. While number of workflows might seem confusing, the design goal was to provide a methodology that meets the needs of a wide variety of users. The purpose of the this document is to explain all the CXP tools that are available in the BitFlow SDK, and how their flexibility is actually quite powerful, and can be molded to meet each different application’s needs.

ROBOTIC LEAK TESTING WHITE PAPER

The new whitepaper summarizes what requirements a suitable leak detector must fulfill and how different product offerings compare with regard to these requirements. This whitepaper provides some guidelines on what throughput can be achieved with different products and settings, and also gives some guidance on how to properly design a robotic leak testing station. Last but not least, the whitepaper concludes with a checklist to use for your robotic leak testing projects.

THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS

Robotics is the latest advent in the multicentury trend toward the automation of production. The number of industrial robots, a key component of Industry 4.0, is accelerating. These machines are built by major multinationals and, increasingly, venture-backed startups. As the segment continues to mature, data are coming in that allow founders, investors and policymakers to establish a framework for thinking about these companies. In this special sector report, we take a data-driven approach to emerging topics in the industry, including business models, performance metrics and capitalization trends. Finally, we zoom out and consider how automation affects the labor market. In our view, the social implications of this industry will be massive and will require continuous examination by those driving this technology forward.

ROBOTS, COBOTS & YOU - GAINING A COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH NEXT-GEN TECH

Progressive business leaders are capitalizing on new capabilities afforded by cobotics and optimizing efforts on both the business and personnel fronts.

EBOOK: AI IN AUTOMOTIVE

Organizations across the automotive industry are rapidly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to expand into new markets, optimize workflows, and move ever closer to fully autonomous driving. Across every use case—from connected and autonomous vehicles to mobility services and smart manufacturing—success in AI depends on one thing: your data. This 23-page eBook will help you understand the top use cases for AI in the automotive industry and how to build an effective data pipeline to address key challenges for every use case.

Q-SPAN SYSTEM CORRELATION STUDY - AUTOMATING SMALL-PART MEASUREMENT.”

The white paper covers what types of parts can be measured with a Q-Span system, considering part mass and size, features and tolerances, and manufacturing process. The discussion includes: • A detailed description of how the Q-Span System takes measurements, incorporating robotic pick-and-place • How to validate measurements. • How to demonstrate correlation with existing measurement methods.

MACHINE VISION MAKES THE MOVE TO INTERNET OF THINGS

This paper discusses how machine vision can bring cost and performance benefits to Internet of Things applications, while enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities,

EDGE PROCESSING AND SMART DEVICES FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

AI and machine learning promise to bring new cost and process benefits into inspection systems. Our latest whitepaper explores how smart sensor and imaging devices help overcome bandwidth and networking challenges while providing a first step towards integrating AI in automation systems.

SERVO DRIVES DESIGN GUIDE

Integrating servo drives into motion systems forces engineers to make decisions that will ultimately affect the entire machine build. Specification choices include picking between analog and digital servo drives; torque-mode or linear servo operation; PCB-mount or fully enclosed standalone construction; and partially to fully distributed drive topologies.

COMPUTER VISION AND ROBOTICS EXPAND INDUSTRIAL CAPABILITIES

Computer vision coupled with machine learning and/or artificial intelligence gives the robot or cobot increased technical abilities and the opportunity to perform more complex tasks. This data can be communicated rapidly via 5G technology to speed data to enable fast actions to enable safe interactions and reactions to the surroundings and humans working close by. To learn how computer vision is allowing “cobots” to work securely, safely and innovatively with human workers, read this Wind River use case, “Computer Vision and Robotics Expand Industrial Capabilities”.

PERSONAL CARE ROBOTS - UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIRED SAFETY STANDARDS

Robots are nothing new on the factory floor, but personal care robots are an entirely different type of robot, taking their place alongside humans in their daily activities. While industrial robot standards consider the end user to be a trained person, personal care robots can be used around anyone. The environment that these robots can be used in is also much less predictable and the tasks of a personal care robot are not as well defined and repetitive like in the industrial world. As a consequence, the standards for ensuring they do their work safely are different than those for industrial robots, as everyone from a baby to the elderly can now be at risk. In this whitepaper, we’ll describe those standards and what manufacturers and businesses need to be aware if they plan to enter this new, rapidly growing market.

THE 2020 GUIDE TO SUPPLY CHAIN DRONES

The 2020 guide to supply chain drones offers insights into this emerging trend. With a focus on inventory use-cases, it explains how various stakeholders (from warehouse GMs and continuous improvement managers to CFOs and VPs of operations) can realize business value from drone adoption.

MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES FOR PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS

This white paper addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to obtain performance-related data from which more informed decisions can be made about the need to replace failing components. This paper analyzes the different maintenance strategies for pneumatic actuators and the role sensors can play in each.

MAKING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS CASE FOR DRONE TECHNOLOGY

A drone program can drive value to your business by reducing the risk of hazardous inspections, decreasing the costs of inspections, and increasing data fidelity. But how do you present a strong drone business case that garners support from key stakeholders? In this whitepaper, we identify the four criteria for a strong business case and offer guidance on how to present it.

ADAPTIVE ROBOTS AND THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

The white paper, titled ‘Adaptive Robots and the Future of Industrial Automation’, outlines the progress from the first industrial robots of the 1990s, ideal for tasks involving repeated trajectories, to that of the collaborative robots (or ‘cobot’), integrated with safety features able to protect humans from hazards in the environment.

CONTROLLING HEXAPOD 6-DOF ALIGNMENT ROBOTS VIA ETHERCAT

The latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT interface now make it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without the need for to perform challenging kinematic transformations.

RESOLUTION, ACCURACY, AND PRECISION OF ENCODERS

When you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system, you’ll be faced with numerous technical terms. The amount of data available can be overwhelming. Which critical terms should you focus on first, and which can be deferred? This paper looks at three important concepts that deserve your attention: resolution, accuracy and precision.